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Getting Antique Furniture for Your Home

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I have always enjoyed the process of decorating a new home. Whether it was my first apartment or the home that we purchased for our family, creating a beautiful living space is something that can reward everyone for years to come. Something that we found to be quite helpful in creating the perfect setting for friends and family to enjoy when gathering at our home is antique furniture. The classy feel of furniture that has withstood the test of time cannot be matched with more modern renditions. The appearance, “personality”, and overall feel of rooms that are furnished with vintage furniture can bring even the most sparsely decorated room to life. The advantages of older furnishings are numerous, and because I believe that they have transformed my living spaces into scenes from glamorous movie sets, I will share the reasons that drew me to the genre in the first place…

Craftsmanship

We’ve all heard the adage “they don’t make them like they used to”, haven’t we? Well, whoever coined that phrase must have been talking about home furnishings. Antique furniture was built to last, as many families built the furniture on site or purchased it from a craftsman who constructed it. There were very few “outlets” that had sofas or armoires lined up in aisles in a “Mega Store”. The origin of such furniture is a reason why each piece was made with great care. It was the craft of the designer and they took the construction of furniture very seriously. Good luck getting a love seat purchased today to last for more than ten years – which is why vintage furniture that is decades old is so incredibly appealing!

Unmatched Style

Regardless of how many times I notice furniture designers attempting to bring the “classic” look back, something just isn’t right, and it wasn’t until recently that I was able to put my finger on it. The missing component is “authenticity”. Why purchase furniture that is designed to look antique, yet crafted to be disposable?

However…

It should be noted that antique furniture is generally more expensive than new furnishings you will find today. Again, this is because it will last for generations, allowing you to pass it down to your children when they one day own a home of their own. The extra expense involved with furnishing your home with antique furniture is of no consequence when you remember that it may be the last dining room table you ever purchase. This is how we viewed it when we made our purchases, and we haven’t been disappointed yet.

Vintage craftsmanship is unequalled in the modern furniture industry. The class and mystique that is generated through authentic, hand crafted items is something that will generate conversations with everyone who sets foot in your home. When purchasing furnishings from this niche, remember that they are pieces of art that should always be taken care of. With proper care of the vintage furniture, it will maintain its luster for another century, adding elegance for years to come.

Budgeting for furnishings is never easy, as it can be tricky to accurately estimate the cost of antique items. However, if you have a range in mind when you set out to find the perfect dining room set, you can find incredible deals. Many do not realize the importance of getting quality craftsmanship, but because we understand just how valuable long-lasting furniture can be, it has become a hobby of sorts. There are several shops out there that can help you find exactly what you’re looking for within your budgetary restrictions. Explore your options and see why homes furnished with antiques always carry an illustrious glow

Since we live in an old house we thought vintage furniture would be a better suit. We purchased a table and chair set from this antique furniture melbourne store.

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Week 32: How to Distress and Antique Furniture, Part 1


 'Tahoe' Wrought Iron Round Dining Table


‘Tahoe’ Wrought Iron Round Dining Table


$1349


AThis magnificent piece of furniture hand-made to be in your family for generations. The base of this table is hand-made of wrought iron, the finish is an antique pewter. The top is tongue and groove hardwood with a lightly worn hand rubbed color and satin durable lacquer finish. Please note: Orders of 151-pounds or more will be shipped via Freight carrier and our Oversized Item Delivery/Return policy will apply. Please click here for more information.

 1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Pomegranate (Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Pomegranate (Antique Silver)


$63.92


Finish: Antique SilverPictured in Antique Silver finish. Made of Resin. 3.5 in. L x 2.25 in. W (1 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Pomegranate (Faux Wood)


1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Pomegranate (Faux Wood)


$63.92


Finish: Faux WoodPictured in Antique Silver finish. Made of Resin. 3.5 in. L x 2.25 in. W (1 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Pomegranate (Gilded Gold)


1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Pomegranate (Gilded Gold)


$63.92


Finish: Gilded GoldPictured in Antique Silver finish. Made of Resin. 3.5 in. L x 2.25 in. W (1 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Verdue (Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Compatible Finial Verdue (Antique Silver)


$63.92


Finish: Antique SilverFlowing floral accents give this rod finial a deserved spot in your traditional or casual dcor. The graphic lines are brought to life with resin construction and your choice of popular finish colors. From the Verdue collection, it’s a great way to enhance your drapes and curtains. Pictured in Black finish. Made of Resin. 5 in. L x 4 in. W (1 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Drapery Sconce Ribbed Design (Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Drapery Sconce Ribbed Design (Antique Silver)


$63.92


Finish: Antique SilverPictured in Faux Wood finish. Made of Resin. 3 in. L x 3 in. W x 6 in. H (1 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Drapery Sconce Scroll Design (Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Drapery Sconce Scroll Design (Antique Silver)


$63.92


Finish: Antique SilverPictured in Gilded Gold finish. Made of Resin. 3 in. L x 2.5 in. W x 6 in. H (1 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Fluted Pole 4 Foot (4 Foot/Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Fluted Pole 4 Foot (4 Foot/Antique Silver)


$83.76


Finish: 4 Foot/Antique SilverAvailable in various finishes. Made of Wood. 48 in. L x 1.375 in. W (3 lbs.). 72 in. L x 1.375 in. W (5 lbs.). 96 in. L x 1.375 in. W (8 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Fluted Pole 4 Foot (6 Foot/Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Fluted Pole 4 Foot (6 Foot/Antique Silver)


$97.83


Finish: 6 Foot/Antique SilverAvailable in various finishes. Made of Wood. 48 in. L x 1.375 in. W (3 lbs.). 72 in. L x 1.375 in. W (5 lbs.). 96 in. L x 1.375 in. W (8 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Fluted Pole 4 Foot (8 Foot/Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Fluted Pole 4 Foot (8 Foot/Antique Silver)


$105.59


Finish: 8 Foot/Antique SilverAvailable in various finishes. Made of Wood. 48 in. L x 1.375 in. W (3 lbs.). 72 in. L x 1.375 in. W (5 lbs.). 96 in. L x 1.375 in. W (8 lbs.)

 1 3/8 in. Fluted Rod Elbow (Antique Silver)


1 3/8 in. Fluted Rod Elbow (Antique Silver)


$60.5


Finish: Antique SilverPictured in Black finish. Made of Resin. 5 in. L x 1.375 in. W (1 lbs.)

 1 Ceiling Medallion - Finish: Antique Brass


1 Ceiling Medallion – Finish: Antique Brass


$90.44


16 Diameter Ceiling Medallion from the Ceiling Medallion Collection Ceiling medallions offer a visual appeal and exquisite sophistication. Decorative elements for the ceiling are fashionable and add a high-value addition to the room. Features: Metal Ceiling Medallion Fits up to 6 Canopies Specifications: Dimensions: 16Dia x 1H Livex Lighting currently offers over 2,500 products ranging from lighting fixtures for indoor and outdoor applications to lampshades, chandelier shades, ceiling medallions and accent furniture. The goal of Livex Lighting is to provide the highest quality product at the most affordable price. Livex Lighting is constantly responding to the ever-changing needs, styles and fashions of the lighting industry while at the same time always maintaining the highest standards of quality.

 1 Drawer Cabinet


1 Drawer Cabinet


$313.14


AAI1402: Features: -One drawer cabinet.-Hand painted. Includes: -Includes single drawer over two doors. Color/Finish: -Antique red finish.-With floral accents. Dimensions: -36.5” H x 23.5” W x 15” D, 57 lbs.

 1 Fabrich Forest Animal Santa Claus Christmas Figure 10


1 Fabrich Forest Animal Santa Claus Christmas Figure 10


$84.99


About Fabrich : Each unique Fabrich Santa begins with an artist’s drawing which was inspired by antique greeting cards. The pieces are then sculpted from clay into the figure which reflects the joyful holiday spirit of the late 19th century There are several stages of molding involved to create the final production piece. Each article of clothing needs a unique pattern for the designers to sew for final production. The final Santa figurine is then painted and dressed by hand All Fabrich figures are handmade; each with individual uniqueness and exceptional attention to detail Hand-crafted and comes beautifully gift boxed Dimensions: 10 H Material(s): resin/plush fabrics/metal

 1 Light Forward Facing Crane Stake Light


1 Light Forward Facing Crane Stake Light


$26.89


MJO1145: Features: -Forward facing crane stake light.-Number of lights: 1.-Solar powered.-Charges using the sun’s rays and advanced solar technology to provide light for 6 to 8-hours on a full battery charge.-Great for backyards with ponds and fountain areas.-Eco friendly.-Bulb type: Led. Includes: -Includes 1 rechargeable battery. Construction: -Metal and glass construction. Color/Finish: -Antique bronze finish.-Displayed with a 7 color-changing led crackle glass globe that automatically illuminates at night. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 39.2 H x 10.4 W. Warranty: -Manufacturer provide one year limited warranty.

 1 Light Wall Bracket


1 Light Wall Bracket


$57.6


XFL2124: Features: -Wall bracket.-Number of lights: 1.-Umber linen glass shade.-Projection: 6.5 . Color/Finish: -Antique bronze finish. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 9.25 H x 4.5 W.

 1 Light Wall Sconce - Finish: Antique Brass


1 Light Wall Sconce – Finish: Antique Brass


$39.9


Livex Lighting 4151 Williamsburg One Light Wall Sconce Showcasing a historic Colonial design, the Williamsburg single light wall sconce features a graceful oval backplate with decorative knobs, a simple swan neck, and a traditional candle style light with drip guard. This light will add a classic elegance to any room. Livex Lighting 4151 Specifications: Bulb Base: Candelabra Bulb Type: Incandescent Bulb Included: No Number of Bulbs: 1 Watts Per Bulb: 60 Wattage: 60 Height: 7 Width: 4.25 Backplate Width: 4 Backplate Height: 6 HCO: 5.5 Livex Lighting currently offers over 2,500 products ranging from lighting fixtures for indoor and outdoor applications to lampshades, chandelier shades, ceiling medallions and accent furniture. The goal of Livex Lighting is to provide the highest quality product at the most affordable price. Livex Lighting is constantly responding to the ever-changing needs, styles and fashions of the lighting industry while at the same time always maintaining the highest standards of quality.

 1 Light Wall Sconce - Finish: Brushed Nickel


1 Light Wall Sconce – Finish: Brushed Nickel


$110


PG9168: Features: -Wall Sconce.-Number of lights: 1.-Opal etched glass.-Bulb type: Medium base bulb.-Antique Bronze: 14 H x 7 W, 4 lbs.-Brushed Nickel: 14 H x 7 W, 7 lbs.

 1.18 Cup Pull, Satin Brass (Set of 3)


1.18 Cup Pull, Satin Brass (Set of 3)


$11.34


QMI1033: Features: -Pull handle.-Easy to install. Options: -Available in polished chrome, polished brass, satin brass, pewter, satin nickel, black, antique brass, tumbled antique brass, tumbled pewter, tumbled antique copper, Italian bronze, oil rubbed bronze and white finishes. Construction: -Zinc construction. Dimensions: -Overall dimensions: 1.18” H x 4.58” W x 1.5” D. Warranty: -Limited lifetime warranty.

 1.28 Decor Straight - Finish: Antique Bronze, Size: 4


1.28 Decor Straight – Finish: Antique Bronze, Size: 4


$102.66


CSI1515: Features: -Mirror frames. Construction: -Constructed of wood. Color/Finish: -Creates a gently distressed golden look with rich light and dark accents. Dimensions: -4′ Dimensions: 2.83 H x 3.03 W x 48.42 D.-6′ Dimensions: 3.25 H x 3.62 W x 73 D.-8′ Dimensions: 2.83 H x 3.03 W x 96.45 D. Collection: -Mirrorscapes 3000 Series collection. Warranty: -Limited lifetime warranty.


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