Transforming Antique Pieces Of Furniture

Antique pieces of furniture may be considered old and outdated, but they can have so much value. We just need to understand how to refresh and refurbish them, keeping the antique look intact or giving them a modern twist. Antique pieces such as family heirlooms and inherited furniture are known for their sentimental value. However, if the right techniques are used to give them a makeover, they can look as good as any high-end furniture. 


Follow these tips from Gumtree to refurbish them:

  1. You can give an antique piece a new lease of life with a fresh coat of paint, varnish, wax, or polish. Once complete, it can be reutilised as a chic coffee table or desk.
  2. You can either paint these in a similar palette to your current living space or create a contrast with a bright pop of colour.
  3. It is also recommended to refurbish wooden pieces of furniture by: cleaning them of any dirt or grime, sanding them to remove scratches, and finally painting them to look antique or modern, depending on your aesthetic.
  4. Gumtree recommends purchasing vintage pieces of furniture and transforming them according to your taste.
  5. If you do not want to change the antique feel of your antique piece, layer it with contemporary pieces or décor so it blends in seamlessly into your space.
  6. Antique pieces can be used as statement or accent pieces in a room. For example, a sanded, polished trunk can be turned into a coffee table for that natural blend.


Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local home and garden information close to home.


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