New Uses for Antique Furniture
We all have grandmothers who loving took care of their furniture for years and years. Years ago they made furniture that would last for centuries, and a lot of that furniture is still around and in good use. I bet if you looked into your neighbors’ homes you would find old and new furniture mixed together. A great way to show off your heritage is to display some of your grandmother’s antique furniture. A mix of a century old tiger wood dining table can be matched with more modern and up-to-date shaker style chairs for a new look.
I think an old sowing machine stand would make a wonderful plant stand in front of a window. Add to that some old crocks or an antique umbrella stand and you have a new look for the room. Antiques are old, yes, but they are in vogue in today’s market. The prices of antiques continue to grow and that means antiques are a good investment. You can then pass the items down to your children.
There is nothing like the feel and look of wooden pieces. While some modern dining room furniture is being made out of less wood and more filler, old pieces are honest to goodness wood. There is nothing more beautiful than an oak side table that has been lovingly cared for. You can still see the original details, as well as the little scratches the kids accidentally placed there. All the little imperfections help define the piece. If you are one who does not care for the look with imperfections, you can have the oak pieces refinished or refinish them yourself.
Look through antique stores and flea markets for antique furniture. Check out yard sales, you never know what you might for reasonable prices. Ask your friends and neighbors for recommendations on where is the best place to buy some old pieces. Shop around; don’t buy something until you find the perfect piece for your home. It is out there, just waiting for you. Put a few old wooden pieces into your home decor theme and enjoy them.