The Revival of Vintage Furniture and Traditional Finishes

The Revival Vintage Furniture and Why It Can Be an Ideal Addition to Your Décor

Vintage Art Deco Makassar Sideboard BuffetIn recent times, there has been a preference among furniture buyers toward pieces that can be described having simple/clean lines relative to their style and design.  Perhaps this is due to the influx of residences with lesser floor areas or to an ability to order ready-to-assemble furniture that arrives in flat boxes; whatever the reason, many homeowners have chosen to purchase this short-term, quasi-disposable type of furniture.

Vintage Art Deco Makassar Sideboard BuffetAnd while this avenue may offer convenience and cost-savings, there are some drawbacks; notably, uniformity in appearance as well as the lack of quality in the materials and finishes and the lack of long-term return on investment.  For these reasons, many homeowners and interior designers have been influencing the revival of vintage furniture in homes across the Greater Toronto Area.

Vintage Furniture - Flat-BoxAt first, you may think that vintage furniture is just another term for old dust-covered tables and chairs found in homes that have not changed hands, or their décor, for decades on end.  But a second and more thorough look might tell you that these pieces, whether restored or just well-maintained, represent high-quality furniture that offers significant benefits over the mass-produced packed-in-a-box products of today; these returns or advantages include:

  • Character
  • Timeliness
  • Individuality
  • Craftsmanship
  • Old-World Charm

The resurgence in vintage furniture’s popularity has also spawned the return of traditional wood finishes; these finishes are being used to preserve and protect the wood as well as to highlight its natural colour and grain.  Moreover, unlike the single-coat plastic finishes used on today’s flat-box furniture, which in turn can be permanently flawed by stains, scratches, and dents, traditional finishes can be touched-up or recoated as needed, or totally removed for purposes of refinishing.

While no particular finish is best for all vintage furniture, you can select from several options depending on such factors as the type and colour of the wood and the primary purpose of the piece, i.e. decorative or functional; some of the more common choices of finish are:

  • Oil
  • Wax
  • Traditional Lacquer
  • Water-Based Lacquer

When all of the above factors are taken into consideration, it should be rather apparent why vintage furniture is undergoing a revival and why it could be an ideal addition to your décor.

An Impressive Selection of Vintage Dining Sets and Standalone Vintage Furniture

If you would like some inspiration and ideas for adding a piece or pieces of vintage furniture to your home décor, you may want to visit the Carrocel furniture store, centrally located at 245 Bridgeland Avenue near Yorkdale Mall in Toronto.  Our 20,000 square-foot showroom floor presents an impressive selection of high-quality furniture, including vintage dining sets and standalone pieces that will undoubtedly strike a chord with your needs and preferences.

Our vintage furniture inventory includes:

  • Dining Room Sets
  • Vanities/Commodes
  • Chests/Armoires/Dressers
  • Sideboards/Consoles/Cabinets
  • Side Tables/Coffee Tables/Bar Carts
  • Parlor and Wing Chairs/Benches/Desks

To view specific examples of the many exquisite pieces of vintage furniture currently in our inventory, see our vintage products catalogue page and type the word vintage into the product search field.

Join the vintage furniture revival by adding a dining set or standalone piece to your current home décor.  Call the high-quality furniture specialists at Carrocel today at 416-999-2525 or contact us to book a complimentary consultation.  And you are always welcome to visit our 20,000 square-foot showroom at 245 Bridgeland Avenue in Toronto at your leisure.

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