Helpful Tips And Tricks For Easy Antique Furniture Repairs

December 11, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Searching for, finding, restoring and owning an antique is a wonderful hobby. However, along with owning antiques comes the responsibility of caring for them the right way. Antique furniture can often be very easily damaged. Some of the most common causes of damage include simple carelessness, such as bumps and scrapes, or factors that are more difficult to control, such as heat, humidity, and extended exposure to sunlight. When you need to perform antique repairs, you may be worried about the expense. It may be tempting to try furniture repairs for your antique pieces on your own. Experts recommend that you think about the long term value of your valuable antiques and seek skilled professionals for the job. In addition, ...

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Difference Between Antique Restorations And Reupholstering Your Furniture

November 19, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | 1 Comment on Difference Between Antique Restorations And Reupholstering Your Furniture

Considering Fine Antique Furniture Restoration? When conducting antique furniture restorations, you may be tempted to reupholster your sofa or dining chairs some of the pieces in order to make them look more attractive and stylish. However, there is also a question as to whether reupholstering will decrease the value of the antique. To answer the question of restoration vs. refinishing, you must first consider the piece you are working with. Experts recommend that a classic piece that is unique or rare, and exhibits fine elements of early artisanship should not be altered. Additionally, if the piece is made by a notable designer or craftsman, it is likewise best to leave the piece in its original condition after performing antique restorations. ...

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Main Causes Of Antique Furniture Damage That Needs Restoration

November 5, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | 2 Comments on Main Causes Of Antique Furniture Damage That Needs Restoration

Watch For These Main Causes Of Antique Furniture Damage When you own fine antique furniture, you need to be aware of some of the most common causes of damage. Especially after putting a lot of time into antique fine furniture restoration, you want to be sure to maintain the pristine quality of your vintage furniture. Likewise, if your furniture does suffer unfortunate damage, you should know how to perform basic antique restoration to repair the piece. Much of the damage that occurs with furniture is preventable. Be aware of these common reasons for damage and you will be able to keep your vintage furniture looking beautiful and well maintained. Carelessness — This is one of the major causes of damage ...

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Debunking Common Myths For Antique Furniture Restorations

October 18, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Fine antique furniture that has not been properly cared for in a while can show visible and ugly signs of wear and tear. Sometimes even pieces that receive regular cleaning can exhibit indications of damage due to one careless accident such as a spilled drink or a bad bump. You may feel that you need to have the piece brought in for fine furniture restoration, but often there are many things you can do yourself. It is imperative, however, to ensure that your method for cleaning and restoration will not have any unintended side effects. Some Myths About Antique Furniture Restorations: Some DIYers swear by oil and vinegar. Preparing a solution of the two supposedly helps to repair the old ...

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DIY Antique Restorations Guide

October 4, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | 2 Comments on DIY Antique Restorations Guide

Sometimes antique furniture just needs some simple TLC to look beautiful again. Bringing your piece in for restoration is not always necessary if you have the know-how and the proper equipment. With a few simple tips and some general old-fashioned supplies, you can perform your own antique restoration. Tips For DIY Antique Furniture Restoration Before you begin any attempts at antique restoration, it is best to ensure you have the proper items on hand. These will vary according to the maintenance and restoration task, but typically include: A wooden brush with stiff bristles A metal scraper or spatula Cloth gloves Goggles (there may be chips of wood, paint or varnish flying around) Steel wool Lintless cloth Rags Glue A bucket ...

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Selecting And Taking Care Of Your Antique Bedroom Furniture

September 24, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Fine antique furniture can look absolutely beautiful and stylish when in good condition. However, taking care of and cleaning fine furniture requires a few different materials and procedures than you would typically use with regular furniture. Keep These Tips In Mind When It Comes To Proper Antique Custom Furniture Care: First, when purchasing a particular piece, if you aren't quite certain about its proper care requirements, it may be helpful to talk to the person selling the item. Or, seek the advice of a reputable antique custom fine furniture store, who is knowledgeable about antique furniture care. Determine what cleaning items will work best for the material of the furniture. For example, antique bedroom furniture made of natural wood can best ...

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Save Money By Reupholstering And Modifying Your Antique Furniture

September 10, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Many homeowners today are opting for modifying furniture rather than going out and purchasing a whole new set. Doing this can save a considerable amount of money, as well as provide you with several unique pieces crafted from your older furniture that match your own particular style and taste. When modifying vintage furniture, there are several factors to keep in mind that may make the process easier and quicker. Plan Your Style Before you go about modifying furniture, plan on what style of furniture you would like. Traditional, contemporary and modern are some examples of styles you might consider. Next, see if your existing furniture will be able to be modified into the style you desire without extensive work or expense. ...

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Different Styles Of Antique Furniture

August 26, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | 15 Comments on Different Styles Of Antique Furniture

How To Identify Different Styles Of Antique Furniture Need some help with identifying antique furniture? Here is a quick guide to help you distinguish between the different looks. It will also help you pick out the one that closely matches your décor and taste. Jacobean: English style (1640-1700), medieval in appearance with straight lines, rigid designs, sturdy construction, ornate carvings and a dark finish. Early American: Modelled after European furniture styles (1640-1700), particularly from England, France, the Netherlands, Scandinavia and Spain. Rudimentary utilitarian furniture made from local woods. William and Mary: Dutch and Chinese influences, characterized by trumpet turned legs terminating in a ball or Spanish foot, padded or caned chair seats, and Oriental lacquer-work. Named after William and Mary ...

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Mixing Modern And Antique Furniture

August 12, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Mixing Modern And Antique Furniture Combining modern and antique furniture can make an impressive statement of style if you achieve the right balance and tone. Knowing exactly how much to keep simple and where to introduce the drama is the key to success. 6 Things to Consider When Mixing Modern & Antique Furniture Some of the most appealing interiors can’t be pinned to a specific decade or era but instead combine the various elements from the broad spectrum of home design. Below are some tips to guide you when mixing modern and antique furniture. Find the Right Balance A home should not be a catalogue of coordinated furniture but rather a collection of things you love and find meaningful. As ...

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Antique Restorations In Toronto

July 25, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | 3 Comments on Antique Restorations In Toronto

Give Your Old Furniture A New Look Family heirlooms and vintage furniture can get a fresh lease of life with an established antique restorations furniture company. Don’t throw those precious pieces away; you can still get great value out of them! Antique furniture is typically heavier and more durable than what is available today. Matching the same quality is challenging and can be expensive. A reliable antique restorations service can revitalize an old item with upholstery of your choice for a distinct, one-of-a-kind look. Carrocel's furniture store restoration services are of the finest quality. We have a proven process to bring back the beauty of old and worn out furniture. Whether it is grandma’s rocking chair, an ornate chest of ...

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The Pros And Cons Of Reupholstering An Old Piece Of Furniture

June 26, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Have you ever thought about furniture reupholstery in order to give it a fresh new look? It is an excellent way to extend the life of a favourite chair or preserve a family heirloom. It’s not always the first choice, not only on account of the time and effort involved but also because many people haven’t even considered the option. One reason could be they aren’t aware of reliable furniture stores that provide skilled reupholstering services. Before you decide whether or not you’re going to reupholster an old piece of furniture you might want to consider the pros and cons of doing so. Pros You are reusing a piece of furniture instead of sending it to the landfill. You can ...

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Critical Must Know Aspects Of Interior Design

May 28, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | 1 Comment on Critical Must Know Aspects Of Interior Design

5 Critical Aspects You Must Know Interior design or decoration is a highly complex and sophisticated process. It goes beyond picking colours and materials and combining them in ways to suit your stylistic preferences. Here are that 5 critical aspects of interior design to consider when decorating any space: Balance - This focuses on the manner in which a room’s space is distributed. Too much or too little décor can make it appear off-balance. Interior decoration experts typically choose radial, symmetrical, or asymmetrical balance when designing the space. Traditional designs tend to use symmetrical balance. Modern style tends to veer towards the asymmetrical. Radial balance is generally used when the focal point is the center of the room. Emphasis - ...

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Revitalize Your Antiques With Expert Furniture Reupholstery Services

May 14, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

Have a favourite chair, table or statement piece that looks a little jaded? Don’t push it to the back of the room; just give it the expert makeover. Carrocel furniture store's skilled furniture reupholstery service can give your antiques and other custom pieces an attractive and refreshing new look. In fact we don’t just bring your furniture back to life we can make it look better than ever. Carrocel’s experts go beyond the re-covering process to restore and revitalize your chairs, tables, and whatever other pieces of furniture you may have. Our expertise with furniture reupholstery: We are thorough and focused on the finest details: Skilled craftsmen will strip down each piece to the frame. This is followed by a ...

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The Elegance Of Fine Furniture In Your Home

April 29, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

The furniture in your home is a statement of who you are and what you like. It’s a unique way to express your creative style and turn your house into the home you’ve always wanted. Whether you’re looking for something traditional and rustic, contemporary and modern, upscale city chic or an earthy country charm – Carrocel furniture store has something for you. Antiques For avid collectors of antique furniture, our showroom stocks an exclusive range of unique pieces of timeless elegance. Often restored on-site, our collection of vintage, ‘one-of-a-kind’ fine furniture is beautifully finished to preserve and enhance the craftsmanship and quality of the original product. Vintage Furniture Can Completely Transform Your Bedroom Walnut Drench dressers, a pair of rosewood ...

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Identifying Quality Wood Furniture

April 15, 2013 BY Carrocel Interiors | Leave a response

How To Find And Identify Quality Wood Furniture In Toronto The furniture that you buy for your home creates the ambience and statement of style you want. It plays a big role in our everyday life, providing comfort, convenience and style; and offers a unique way to express yourself in making a house your home. Having good quality wood furniture is a key element in creating a home you will love. However, finding and identifying quality wood can be challenging. For every budget and style, there is a way to ensure that the fine furniture you buy is made to last: What Type Of Wood Do You Like? The type of wood you choose can affect the longevity, aesthetics, value ...

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