Turn a Table into an Antique-Like One

Turn a Table into an Antique-Like One

Antique tables can be expensive. If you want one, but it isn’t in your budget, you may want to consider making your own. Many antique tables look old, worn and distressed. If this is the type of table you are after, follow these directions to get that look on your newer table. Sand Down the Table Sand down the table to remove all lacquer, paint or stain. This gives you a fresh base to work with so that you can achieve the look you are after. Once you have sanded all of these items away, take your sand paper and lightly sand down the edges and corners of your table. Antique tables do not have sharp edges and lines because they wear with use and from age. However, as you do this, it is important to sand lightly. You don’t want to round out the edges or corners, just wear them down a bit. Paint or Stain the Table The next step is to paint or stain the table....

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FAQs about Making Antique-Like Chairs

FAQs about Making Antique-Like Chairs

Antique chairs can be a beautiful addition to your home. However, they can also be quite expensive. If you love the look but have a tight budget, consider making your own antique-like chairs at home. If you have never done this before, you may have many questions about the process. Here are a few frequently asked questions about transforming a modern chair into one that looks like an antique. Where Can You Find a Chair to Turn Into an Antique? One of the hardest steps in turning a chair into an antique-like chair is finding the chair. Luckily, there are many places you can look to find the shape and style you are after. You can check flea markets, garage sales, thrift stores, or classified ad websites. As you shop for a chair, keep in mind key features that will make a piece look more authentic, such as the shape, size and style of chair that was popular during the era you are looking to make your chair appear...

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Make Bookshelves Antique-Like

Make Bookshelves Antique-Like

If you have an old bookshelf that you no longer use, you may be considering changing up its look. This may breathe new life into the piece and encourage you to use it again. You could always repaint it to make it look more modern, but another option is to give it an antique-look and feel. Here are three different ways you can transform a plain bookshelf into one that looks like a beautiful antique piece. Add Woodworking Detail The majority of antique bookshelves have much more detail to them than the ones that are sold today. One of the easiest ways to get this detail on your existing bookcases is to add woodworking detail to it. You can purchase thin wood pieces that have details carved into them. These thin pieces can then be adhered to your existing bookcase. This detail adds character and charm that antique pieces are known for. Stain and Lacquer the Bookshelf Another great way to transform an old bookshelf into an antique one...

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