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Many things keep memories that are difficult to part with.

They can be associated with childhood or just happy moments of life. Among such things may be old furniture.

SAVING MEMORIES

If an old grandmother's chest of drawers or a couple of chairs and armchairs remained in the house, and their appearance leaves much to be desired, it is not at all necessary to throw them into a landfill. You can do the home restoration of antique furniture. Sometimes even at home you can achieve amazing results in this interesting business.

ANTIQUE CLASSICS

New life to wooden products

The complexity of working with old wooden furniture depends on its condition. If the tree is almost turned into dust, the recovery process will be quite time consuming.

But in the case when the furniture carries a certain material or emotional value, the result will justify all the money spent. The main thing - a creative and innovative approach to business.

INSPIRED NEW LIFE

Before proceeding to the restoration itself, it is necessary to make the preparation. Wood furniture is quite durable, however, it can form mold, mechanical damage or other defects.

RECONSTRUCTION OF WOOD PRODUCTS

Therefore, it is necessary, if possible, to disassemble the product, or remove all the drawers and shelves from it, and carefully handle any chips, cracks, or defective points with emery paper.

You also need to get rid of dust and sawdust, and make sure that the surface was fully prepared for further action.

ALL OPERATIONS ARE EXECUTED MAXIMALLY CAREFULLY

Kitchen cabinets can be covered with a new paint of the desired color, and then blacken some of the elements so that the object has a touch of antiquity. If the furniture is made of precious wood, you can just gently remove the old varnish and cover it with a new layer.

FURNITURE WITH UPDATED PURPOSE

However, this is an optional measure. If the overall condition of the coating is more or less satisfactory, the furniture is sufficiently covered with wax, it will restore its appearance.

Is it possible to restore the upholstered furniture

When it comes to vintage sofas and armchairs, it takes a different turn. Most often the furniture, the upholstery on which was rubbed or torn, and the springs - got out, is sent to the garbage. But sometimes this is not the best way out of the situation.

SOFT FURNITURE ALSO IT IS POSSIBLE TO RESTORE

First of all, you need to get rid of the old upholstery and see in what condition the springs. If it is difficult to restore their original position, it is better to remove them completely and replace them with a thick layer of soft foam rubber, cut out directly under the dimensions and shape of the product.

COZY PATCHWORK PERFECTLY FILLED COUNTRY STYLE

New upholstery can be made from brocade, velvet, or other fabric, placing it in the form of a carriage screed. It is better not to retreat strongly from the original version of the covering furniture.

Upholstered leather furniture to recover a little more difficult, and upholstery in this case will have to be replaced completely, even if the original is in good condition.

REPLACEMENT OF UPHOLSTERY SEATS AND SOFAS

If there is a mirror in the back of the bed, sofa or chair, of course, it is better to replace it - most likely, it has been serving for many, many years. However, you can leave the mirror surface, if it looks good - just enough to properly wash it and change the frame.

IT IS POSSIBLE TO FIND A FABRIC MATTER FOR A STYLE ROOM

Cardinal changes

Not necessarily always follow the way the furniture looked originally. If you turn on the fantasy, you can achieve fantastic results and change the furniture beyond recognition.

You can use acrylic or other paints, mosaic technique, patchwork, painting, decoupage, or completely change all the accessories. However, even in a creative impulse, it is worthwhile to ensure that everything obeys the same style.

CHANGING THE FACE CARDINAL

You can paint the furniture yourself, either by hand or using stencils. The sequence of actions is as follows:

First of all, you need to remove the old varnish and a layer of paint, if there is one. This can be done with sandpaper or a sander.

SHOW ARTISTIC TALENT

On the prepared surface is applied directly to the painting, or a layer of background paint, which will be superimposed stencils. At this stage, you can give full imagination.

SIMPLE LINES

The final step will be to fix the result with varnish. Naturally, this should be done after the painting has dried. In addition to painting, there is another unusual technique that will change the furniture beyond recognition.

EFFECT OF OLD

After the surface has been treated, a background coat of paint is applied, and then, after drying, dried flowers, leaves, and petals of living plants are attached to the surface with glue.

EXAMPLES OF A SIMPLE SURFACE DECOR

They can be folded into any composition and combined with painting. Then the surface along with the colors you need to fix 2-3 layers of good varnish.

In addition to all the above, when restoring antique furniture, you can use paints with interesting effects, such as metallic or mother-of-pearl.

RESTORATION OF FURNITURE FOR HOME OWN HANDS

The main thing is not to overdo it with the size of the painted surface, because these paints attract too much attention. A small tabletop can be painted with mother of pearl, while the legs of the table will be matte.

PATINA AND GLASSES

You can even make whole sets, making out at once several antique pieces of furniture in one style and in a single color range. Then the interior of the room will look very solid and original.

IN ONE STYLE

However, we can talk not only about antique furniture, but also about the interior of the Soviet era. The fact is that such quality is difficult to find in stores in our time, and the choice of material in the salon of antique furniture is much more.

WHOLE SET OWN HANDS

For example, it is rather difficult to find oak furniture in the store, or it will be too expensive. It is much easier to go to an antique shop, pick up the necessary furniture there, and then restore it. Thus, you can save great and make the interior of the room the way the owner of the apartment imagined it.

BUDGET OPTION

Perfectly fit into the interior of the antique and any musical instrument made in the past or the century before. It can be restored only externally, and then it will be a great addition to the interior and interesting detail.

Moreover, a more thorough restoration can be carried out by replacing some details, for example, in an old piano. Then the tool will get a second life in the truest sense of the word.

RESTORATION OF FUNCTIONALITY

You can even revive the whole old interior. In addition to furniture, which can be restored by long and hard work, the restoration of the old parquet. This process will take a long time, however, it is not as complicated as it may seem.

HOW TO REVIVE AN OLD DESIGN

It is necessary only to remove the old varnish from the coating, very carefully wipe the wood with a soft cloth, and then cover it with a new layer of varnish. A good parquet will last for many more years, and will remind you of past times or relatives.

HEAVENLY-BLUE COMPOSITIONS

If you treat the process of restoring antique furniture with a soul, you can achieve truly amazing results. In skillful hands, the furniture will not only return to its original condition, but will also become an original designer item.

RELEASE THE MUSIC ON WILL

NON-STANDARD EXHIBITIONS OF CREATIVITY

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