One of the most satisfying experiences is to repair and restore antique furniture to its peak brilliance. Modern furniture generally decreases in value and often deteriorates faster than antiques. Therefore, reupholstering antique chairs can be a wiser investment because their value unlike newer ones, has more potential to increase over time for the reason that antiques have a varied past or historical significance.
If you have extra time and want some fun, there are countless “Do It Yourself” YouTube tutorials on how to repair and refinished antique chairs. Better yet, let professional Furniture Upholstery experts handle the restoration for you, saving you time and effort.
The easiest way to give your antique chair a makeover is by reupholstering them. The chairs may be a decade old already, nevertheless, it is exciting to give them a new life or to present them in a new and interesting way. If you are doing some interior remodeling for your home, you may be thinking of a new color change, new design, or a more contemporary look and feel like the antique chairs are out of style. There is certainly no reason to dump it in landfills, instead talk to an expert upholstery professional to guide you in choosing the right fabric that will suit your current style.
6. Selling to Antique Collectors
If you have finally decided to let go of some of your great-great-grandmother’s chairs that’s been collecting dust in your attic for years, your best bet is to sell them specifically to antique collectors by connecting to antique stores or auction houses, or putting up listings on e-commerce sites like Ruby Lane, eBay, or Etsy.
7. Rent it out to Movie Makers
Toronto is the international hub for movie industries across entire North America. Most filmmakers come to shoot scenes here, that is why there is a great demand for movie props. If you want to earn extra income while keeping the great antique chair then renting it out to Movie Makers would be your best choice. You can list your items on various online stores that are based here in Toronto like Kijiji, Legacy Vintage, and many more; or you can connect with local movie production companies. Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn can also bring your antique chairs in front of people that are in real-time looking for movie props to rent. Imagine how cool it would be to tell your friends that your chair was being seated by one of the best actors in Hollywood.
8. Donating to Community Centers
There is nothing more fulfilling than the feeling of happiness and a sense of empowerment when you help others in need. Sure thing! You could sell your old chair, but if you are a person that will rather give to someone who is in most need then no one here is stopping you. There are various nonprofit local organizations across GTA that accepts a variety of used furniture items like Furniture Bank, The Salvation Army, Just Junk, Red Door Family Shelter, and Habitat for Humanity; some of these organization even offer free pick up from your home.
In short, there are plenty of interesting things to do with antique chairs, instead of letting them waste away in a landfill, it’s worth considering these more exciting options.
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