Maven Moment: Old Furniture

Maven Moment: Old Furniture

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My aunt in Italy nonetheless makes use of a number of the furnishings that her mom (my nonna) owned when she was a younger bride. She loves nonna’s sturdy all-wood bed room set and retains it in fine condition. Similarly, Mom’s buddy Louise had an outdated chair of her father’s that she stored as a remembrance of him. Of course, she used it, too; she reupholstered it and loved that outdated chair for years.

When my mother handed away, I stored a few of her furnishings, together with a nightstand, some ottomans, a lamp, and a wonderful room divider. These objects remind me of Mom, I take advantage of them on daily basis, and they didn’t value me a cent.

I respect the craftsmanship and high quality of furnishings that was constructed to final for generations. Old, high quality items can at all times be up to date by refinishing or reupholstering. Sometimes, even furnishings salvaged from the rubbish will be cleaned and refurbished — and even repurposed.

Over the years, I’ve salvaged outdated furnishings that was neglected on the road. Once I discovered two candy little wicker items — a laundry hamper and a small set of cabinets — that have been good for my tiny rest room. I washed them with gentle cleaning soap and allow them to dry within the sunshine. The hamper was positive after a wash however the cabinets wanted some paint to freshen them up. I additionally salvaged a wood stool that I cleaned and painted the identical coloration as my wicker cabinets. I take advantage of these items on daily basis; they have been nice finds for me!

Although these items don’t maintain reminiscences like Mom’s outdated furnishings, I’m glad I discovered them. They go well with my wants and are enticing and helpful. And I’m pleased to make use of these items and maintain them out of the landfill.