How to Refinish Furniture: Choosing the Right Project

So you’ve been learning how to refinish furniture and want to put your skills to the test! Before you buy up everything at your next estate sale you need to make sure you’re selecting the right piece for your refinishing project....
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A Quick Guide to Buying Estate Sale Furniture

You have to have a keen eye when it comes to buying estate sale furniture. Maybe you have your heart set on the perfect vintage furniture piece to compliment your home, or you’re going for a mid-century modern look. Chances are, you’ll...
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How to Identify an Antique Mirror

Antique mirrors are an attractive addition to any period-style home. They can also be worth a fortune, like many rare and ancient things. If you would like to buy an antique mirror or figure out the value of one that you have, read on to find how...
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What to Look for When Buying Vintage Furniture

Open the trade magazines and it seems like vintage furniture and decor pieces are setting records for sales on a regular basis. While it might seem like this could put vintage furniture out of the reach of most peoples’ budgets, there...
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What You Need to Know About Appraisal Services

Inheriting an estate has left you a treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. You’re a busy-body and don’t have time to price each item. This is a job for professional appraisal services. The problem? Knowing they have your best interest...
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5 Shopping Tips for Local Estate Sales

Fully furnishing a house can be quite expensive. On average, homeowners will spend thousands of dollars on beds, sofas, couches, chairs, dressers, and other pieces of furniture. But as anyone who has attended an estate sale can tell you, there’s...
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How to Prepare Emotionally for Estate Auctions and Sales

If you’re getting ready to take on the task of downsizing or liquidating a parent’s home, you might be feeling stressed. That’s absolutely normal. Preparing for estate auctions or sales is a lot of work. And having to make decisions...
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5 Things to Know Before Buying an Antique Car

If you are an antique car lover, you might be tempted to splurge on the next vintage fixer-up you see. Every classic car collector can turn a bucket of bolts into a sweet ride, in their mind, at least. But before you blow your Benjamins on a car that’s...
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Elegant Estate: A Guide to Buying Antique Chandeliers

Are you an antique collector? Trying to pick up a new hobby and want to fuel your interest in home decor? Chandeliers are a cornerstone of interior design and have evolved from generation to generation. If you’re thinking about starting or building...
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5 Unique Elements of Antique Engagement Rings

Diamonds are a lady’s best friend. Antique engagement rings are classy, full of history – each with their own individual story, and can symbolize the timeless love that two people have for each other. Jewelry is a hot commodity, especially...
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