Do Research Before Getting Started
Another crucial tip to remember when restoring antique furniture is to research it before getting started. And, why is this important? Well, you probably do not want to keep your restored antiques in storage. You want to show them off or to sell them! For the latter one, you need to know the worth of the antique.
For that, you need to look for the so-called telltale signs. Usually, those are labels and marks on the piece itself. If you see one, google it. The internet will tell you what you are restoring and its price.
However, if you cannot find these signs, do not worry – call a professional to examine the item. Do not skip this step because you may end up selling an expensive antique for a few bucks.
Moreover, previously we mentioned that you shouldn’t keep your antiques in storage. It would be best if you showed them off. But, if you have many of them and some that you are not ready to sell yet, there is nothing wrong with keeping them stored. However, storing antique furniture requires thorough preparation, so be sure to know how to store it the right way, too, as that is just as important as knowing how to restore it!