Decorating Depression Era Furniture

Oct 26th

Depression era furniture for decorating a new room can be fun and challenging. To get a cool and unique look to your new living room, dining room, bedroom or why not decorate with some old Depression-era furniture? The old styles of depression era are back in fashion and you can impress your friends with your style

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Evaluate your new room and decide what kind of furniture and sizes you need. For example, a new living room will need a sofa, sofa, coffee table and maybe an armoire. Measure the dimensions of the room and make a list of what you are looking for. Visit your local antique stores and stores thrift and start looking for items on your list. Remember, you cannot find exactly what you had in mind, but be flexible and you will probably get some great deals. You never know what you’ll find in your local store Goodwill! Find out about garage sales, sales yards and flea markets in your neighborhood. Flea markets are a particularly good place to find some of these Depression-pieces you’ve been starving. Do not forget to bring cash and a van or truck to take your new furniture home in!

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Once you have bought the furniture you need, do not forget that you can personalize it yourself and look like new! A wooden coffee table can be sanded easily and then painted with a layer of paint. A sofa can be decorated with a new sofa-cover or some new pillows. Do not forget to mix classic and modern pieces can create a fantastic look. You may want a vintage couch and coffee table, but with more modern pillows and tablecloths. Vintage accessories, such as candle holders and wallets can also be a fun complement to a room with more modern furniture. Create a look that is really your own and it will be great for many years to come.

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Tips and warnings

If you are on a tight budget, skip antique stores and go for sale! You’ll find great deals. Do not let yourself be fooled! Make sure each furniture is well designed before you buy! Do not be satisfied with a piece of broken furniture if you do not want to do some extra work. Caution when using chemical stripping. Most chemical strippers are considered to be toxic. Do not eat, drink or smoke when using it. Never place the contents on or near a heat source as it is highly flammable. If your skin comes into contact with chemical stripping, wash the skin immediately.

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