Vintage Furniture in Georgia
Sentimental value in furniture can sometimes be much higher than the actual monetary value. A lot of us also have cheap furniture that we don’t really care about either way, and for a lot of us once we’ve gotten our money’s worth out of it, it’s time to just get rid of it. The more expensive or sentimental items are well worth the price of repair/refinishing though. Bring new life to your old furniture pieces!
DIY or Professional Furniture Repair
You need many years of experience to be able to repair vintage furniture. You cannot become a professional in restoration overnight. The average hardcore DIY-er is NOT going to be able to just pick up a craft like this real quickly. It’s not just the actual act of doing the work too, you have to have the tools you need to do the job, and be able to source the leather and other materials that you need. Pro’s are able to source the exact materials they need, and likely have all the tools they’ll need already on hand. When you DIY a job like this, you risk damaging the furniture beyond repair, as well as spending a lot of money. You’ll never be able to replace it if you destroy it!
Restore or Refinish Furniture?
Restoration and refinishing aren’t actually synonymous. Restoration is generally minimal work, light cleaning and minimal repair. The end goal is always to maintain the base structure and improve the outer appearance and functionality to not lose value on the old, antique piece.
Refinishing is extremely time consuming and hard work. Wood is treated with chemical strippers, sanded, stained, and then refinished. Do beware that some antique pieces can lose value after being refinished. If value matters to you, you need to do research and talk with your refinished before making any choices. An expert will know what to do based on your specific furniture piece and help you maintain value.
Atlanta Vintage Furniture
Furniture is something we love to collect. It cannot always be saved when severely damaged though. If it’s made of particleboard, you pretty much always want to avoid refinishing it. When it truly comes to antiques, generally speaking you don’t want to refinish them if the monetary value matters to you. The best pieces of furniture to refinish are those from 1960 and back, factory produced with heavy wood and solid quality. That way you don’t risk messing up someone handmade masterpiece and you can count on the furniture to last for a long time. A professional will help you ensure your piece is not destroyed. If you can’t repair your furniture but want vintage pieces, you should check into Vintage Furniture For Sale Atlanta and find new pieces you love!