I have a buffet that I bought from them from their clearance section, its solid wood, has a real granite top on it, was easy to assemble and is very durable. The only "fake" thing on it was the board that goes across the back, which was still made out of basically cardboard. But its up against a wall, so its perfect. They're delivery people were great too.
Apartment Therapy DC | Good Questions: Furniture from Home Decorators Collection?
|2/5/09 12:26 PM|
As an antique conservator I'd like to mention that if lisa is right, the damage has indeed been done and it dosnt matter what you do now with finishes in regards to the value however theres no way that she could know what the wood is since its painted. Many antique pieces were always ment to be painted. Regardles, TSP and a good primer (that is right for the type of paint you will use on top) will get you alot farther than liquid sandpaper. When you do pick a paint, I would go with a lacquer paint to give it a very modern finish. And unless you don't like the style itself of the hardware remember, it can be painted too. (Or leafed)
Apartment Therapy Los Angeles | Good Questions: Updating an Antique to Fit In With Modern Decor? Los Angeles
|1/21/09 11:14 AM|
We have a very similar hallway, incedently it is the same color yellow. We've bought some Ikea gallery style lights to go down the long wall, and hung a picture rail about door top height along the wall. We now use it to rotate paintings in and out, making a great gallery wall. It always gives our guests something to talk about at our parties. In yours I would get rid of the rug, but keep that long bench or something similar for people to admire your art.
Apartment Therapy San Francisco | Good Questions: Ideas for this Entryway?
|1/15/09 02:45 PM|