Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Six Ways to Restoring Your Old Furniture

Restoring old furniture has been around for a long time. Many people do it for different reasons. Some try their best to refurbish furniture heirlooms in order to preserve the family memories they represent. To some people, furniture restoration is an outlet of their creative genius. Some simply repair broken objects to earn extra cash.

Have you got bygones which you're trying to restore at the moment? Yes? Whatever your personal reason maybe, these tips will help you finish your project effectively and quickly. Read up.

Ask yourself if you have the time. Furniture restoration might require more hours as compared to creating one from scratch. Hence, you must be able to set a couple or more hours each day for you to work on your art project.

Inspect your furniture. If you want to earn profits from an old piece, inspect any tags or markings attached on it. Research what the text on these labels mean. You might be surprised to know that you have a valuable possession in your hands.

Define your budget. How much are you willing to spend on your project? If  plan on selling it after restoration, are you decided to spend how much money it will take to make it as good as new?

Picture the end product. How do you want it to look like? Do you want it to simply look like a polished version of its present state? The present damage on the furniture might also dictate the kind of restoration you can do on it.

Clean the furniture thoroughly. Do some good cleaning and buffing before you move on to painting or varnishing it. Doing so will reveal its real appearance. Sometimes, old furniture simply need some deep cleaning to look good again.

Repair and paint. Does your coffee table have a broken leg? You can repair it by attaching the old leg back or a new leg created from a new piece of wood. Once the repairs are done, decide on the paint color. You can use bright paint on it if you want to achieve a modern look for your table.