Vintage furniture are a thrill to find. I don't know about you, but when I find an MCM (Mid Century Modern) piece I get really excited, and immediately I want to buy it, (if the price is right). I just have to remember, I keep telling myself make sure all hardware, and the bones of the piece are in good sanding (only) condition. If major repairs are needed, than leave it behind. If the hardware needs replacing no biggy, possibly new knobs, and or handles, than buy. I picked up this piece at the Flea Market, original sliding glass doors, and some TLC, I am sure I can give this baby a new lease on life. Modern pieces are simple in design and produces that right amount of omph in a space. What do you think about this piece? would have made the purchase? Here are a few things to consider when buying vintage furniture.
- Ask yourself do I really love this piece?
- is this piece in good fixable condition?
- Is the condition of the piece worth fixing?
- Where am I going to put it? living room, hallway, bedroom etc.
- How much do I need to invest to refurbish this piece?
- How long will it take me? I have to remind myself of this one ALL the time
Keep in mind buying furniture you love should be a long term investment, so make it your own.
MCM CABINET GETS REFURBISHED
SANDING, & PRIMING: TOOLS AND SUPPLIES NEEDED
- orbital sander (the best)
- sand paper 180 grit
- kilz primer
- glass cleaner
So far this piece was easy to sand, just a little roughing up on the sides so the primer will adhere.
Loving those legs, an easy fix is as simple as sanding, painting or staining for an original look.
What would you do? I am thinking paint.
The reveal will be up on the blog Thursday! :) so come back for a new and improved
Mid Century Modern Cabinet!.
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