Vintage-style furnishings are popular and add such a custom and unique style to your home. But… not all the vintage finds around town are in pristine shape. And those that are in amazing shape are usually much more pricy! But with some TLC and elbow grease, many older worn pieces of furniture can be cleaned up to look like new, and updated to fit perfectly in a modern eclectic space. Heather, our newest contributor (remember her easy wire rolling baskets?), found a great-shaped vintage chair, but the metal frame needed some attention. Read below to see how to restore rusty chrome back to its original glory!
And you can also restore leather:
and refinish wood furniture too —
so watch for those bargains on great, sturdy vintage pieces because you can love them back to beauty. Here's Heather… and Margaret! 🙂
We Must, We Must, We Must Decrease Our Rust
a.k.a How to Remove Rust from Chrome
by Heather of The Heathered Nest
Top of the morning to all you lovely Remodelaholic readers. I'm Heather. My husband Dave and I blog at The Heathered Nest. A couple weeks back, I wrote a post about the rehabilitation of a sweet, elderly little chrome chair I found curbside.
This ol' girl right here. We'll call her “Margaret”. And Margaret wasn't doing or looking so hot.
- Tin Foil
- Grab a small wad of clean tin foil. Dip it in some clean water.
For now, I'll show you how things turned out for our friend, Margaret.
She's a beaut. I'll tell ya, it makes me feel like breaking into song.
Possibly a little Sinatra… “You make me feel so young…”
Or perhaps a rousing rendition of “Forever Young” by my man Rod Stewart?
Maybe a little MKTO “Out of my league, old school chic, like a movie star, from the silver screen…baby you're so classic”…
Regardless of the tune, bottom line is Margaret may be an oldie, but she's definitely a goodie. And since age is “just a number”, I'm gonna say hers is a PERFECT 10.
But since we're not mentioning age here in the ADA club, we'll just leave it like this…
You're only as old as you feel, and if this chica is “acting her age”, she's got a long, spunky, fun-filled life in front of her. No more elderly or awkward here. In fact, now I'm SUCH a believer, that perhaps I'll go and try that other “must, must” thing again…you ladies know what I'm talking about (wink, wink).
Nice to meet you all, and don't be strangers now, ya hear?
Thanks, Heather! Remodelaholics, watch for more from Heather in upcoming months since she's now part of our contributor team — and be sure to visit her over at The Heathered Nest to see more of her beautiful home (and why she loves throw pillows)!