Furniture Restoration and Transformation for Beginners
Create unique decorative pieces from your old furniture to achieve spaces full of style and personality
There’s an endless world of possibilities within the art of restoration. Creators of the interior design studio Antic&Chic Celia and Marc are here to teach you how to restore and transform your old furniture or household items to revitalize and add character to your home.
Discover the different array techniques used in furniture transformation and restoration. Step by step, Celia and Marc guide you through the careful art of renovation as they share their secrets to creating unique pieces that add charm to your decor.
Begin by hearing the story of how Antic&Chic came about. Cecilia and Marc share some of their favorite projects and explain the different places they draw their inspiration from.
Discover the basics of restoration and transformation, and the difference between the two concepts. Learn what to take into account when buying your materials, and the importance of designing the finish for your piece in advance, which ensures starting your work on the right foot.
Time to get down to work. First, decide what finish you want to use. Then, evaluate the state of your piece in order to clean it and treat it in case it has woodworm. Learn how to remove the original varnish and make small repairs such as gluing or applying filler.
Bring out the beauty of your piece of furniture by mending the surface using sanding or priming. Celia and Marc also teach you how to paint and varnish after demonstrating all the different possible finishes. Wrap up by creating different effects such as distressed, lacquered or dip-dying. Chose your favorites to give your piece more personality.