If you were around during those glorious Oprah days, you would have been part of the millions who loved the Nate Berkus makeover shows. They were glorious and always left one with their mouths hanging open. Truly, sometimes you can change the whole look of a place by moving around furniture. Here are some Useful Tips To Revamp Flea Market Furniture:
When it comes to changing paraphernalia, you don’t need to spend a bomb on it. At the end of the day, you need something that is easy to look at, comfortable and goes along with your general vibe.
While a lot of furniture mega stores are available, you can get easier access to buying your next sofa or table online. But if you’re on a budget, or even if you are a collector of relative antiques or sturdy pieces, then approaching the nearest flea market is a great option. Don’t worry about inane things like it being owned by someone else, what the history of the object could be, etc.
- If you decide to go to a local market to pick up your next fixture, first make sure that the wood you’re purchasing is genuine and of good quality, so that pests and termites don’t attack it, and any other wooden object in their path.
- Once you buy that piece, disinfect it at the earliest. One way of doing it is by painting a layer of thinner or some other medicinal paint-like substance that will not only act as a base, but also help prevent pestilence like fungus and mites.
- If you have purchased a chair, for example, you need to refit all the screws and bolts before you set it up in your house. At the time of getting it home it might seem sturdy enough, but you don’t want a guest or loved one falling down because you weren’t careful enough to tighten said fittings.
- Another super important point to remember is to change all upholstery after bringing your piece home. When it comes to wood, it can still pass off with the original. However, you may never know when it comes to cushions, about what questionable liquids, fluids or any other unwanted substance has seeped in. Not only that, but also bed bugs and creepy crawlies might be silently infecting it.
Check out this useful video with great tips on flea market shopping for furniture:
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