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Turning antique furniture into contemporary with roller shades

Oct 18 2010

Turning antique furniture into contemporary with roller shades
Turning antique furniture into contemporary with roller shades
Many households have heirloom furniture stowed away in the attic collecting dust, but with a few creative touch-ups, these forgotten relics can be turned into worthwhile additions to any room, according to ChicagoNow.com.

There are a few steps to take before putting down Grandma's old bookcase in a living room, but these can be affordable and easy, and can be little more than furniture tune-ups.

The news source suggests that homeowners initially repair the dents and nicks in the furniture to make for a smooth and like-new surface, but individuals may also want to leave these marks, to emphasize the piece's rustic and traditional appearance.

After carefully cleaning the antique, try painting it in a fresh and brilliant color for a remarkable contrast between the old and the new.

Layering furniture with new surfaces can also create an entirely new look. Adding a glass, granite or marble top to shelves or bookcases can dazzle and impress visitors, and create a soft twinkle in the room.

Those who are planning to refresh old furniture may also want to hang roller shades in their windows. These colorful and versatile window treatments can protect heirloom furniture from sun damage and also add an understated elegance to the space.
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