Refinishing furniture can bring an old piece of furniture back to life by erasing the signs of aging and wear, or it can give a piece of furniture a new style by painting it or reupholstering it to look different while allowing it to keep its original 'bones'. There are a lot of reasons why you might want to refinish a piece of furniture instead of buying a new piece. The following are a few examples.
You have a sentimental piece of furniture
You may have a piece of furniture that has sentimental value because it was given to you by someone close to your heart. The piece might have been passed down through your family, or you have a unique piece that cannot be easily replaced. If this is the case, refinishing the piece can repair damage and get the furniture looking great again. Also, refinishing it will help to prevent further damages from happening in many cases. For example, if there are small tears in upholstery, they will eventually turn into large rips if they are ignored.
You have an antique piece of furniture
If you have an antique piece of furniture, then you aren't going to want to replace it with something new and store-bought. Plus, antique furniture can be hard to replace depending on the piece. Antique pieces can also be difficult to find because there just might not be many pieces left in the style you are looking for. Therefore, you are going to want to do all you can to preserve the piece you already have, and this means possibly refinishing it at some point. The thing to know about antique furniture is that refinishing it on your own can significantly decrease its value, so it is always best to make sure you have a professional take care of this for you.
You want a specific look
You might have a piece of furniture that you want to look a specific way to better highlight the piece or match your style. For example, you might want it to include color combinations that require custom painting. Or, you may want a piece to be upholstered with a material that you won't be able to find it in. The only way you can get the custom look you want will be to refinish the piece.
For more information about furniture refinishing, contact a local repair and refininshing professional.