Save Money By Reupholstering And Modifying Your Antique Furniture
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.
Consider The Modifications To Be Made
The material of the furniture will make a big difference as to the extent that it can be modified, as well as the methods you choose for your modifications. Obviously, wood material will require different tools and finishing products than furniture comprised primarily of metal materials. Once you know what you want to do and what you have to do it with, you can get the necessary supplies and conduct any additional research on instructions.
Working With Wood And Metal
When modifying furniture made of wood, there are many options. You can lighten or darken the wood as needed, or paint the wood a different color. You can also carve the wood as needed, adding attractive embellishments, or straightening and smoothing curves and designs for a more modern aesthetic.
Metal components can be shined, spray painted, or given a patina look for a truly unique antique style.
Many new looks can be achieved with antique furniture simply by reupholstering with new fabric. Depending upon the type of furniture and the fabric you choose, this can be relatively inexpensive, and a great way to work with new color schemes as well.
For more information about modifying furniture, contact Carrocel Furniture Store We will be happy to answer your questions or discuss a furniture restoration project.