My favorite find last week was a sturdy vintage chair full of detail with soft, pale green (filthy) velvet upholstery – if you plan on repurposing an old chair, it is not for the faint of heart where dirt is concerned!
After a good vacuum and a scrub with an upholstery cleaner, the velvet was clean and much brighter. A tip here – spray the cleaner on a table or surface first, then scoop it up with a damp sponge and apply. If you spray directly, you can cause streaking.
I told you the detail is amazing. There are those out there who – gasp! – dislike painting vintage furniture. I agree that not all pieces should be painted but this chair is the perfect example of a piece that looks so much better with a coat of paint on it. The lighter colored paint, distressing and dark waxes really make the vintage detail pop while they had basically disappeared prior.
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