We recently brought up the topic of receiving vintage items as gifts. As we all know, not all vintage pieces are created equal and some are in need of a little sprucing up. We may love that china cabinet in grandma's dining room — but that doesn't mean we would want to put it as is in ours.
A worse-for-wear piece of vintage furniture isn't anything a little paint can't fix! We're certainly not saying that all vintage furniture needs to be painted in order to be useable in modern day, but, there are a few that really shine with a few coats of paint (no pun intended!). Some choose to go bright and bold with modern, fun colors — while others choose to channel go dark and stark with black and white. Either way, the results are breathtaking and inspiring.
If you aren't in the line to inherit vintage furniture, don't forget about thrift stores and antique malls. You'll be surprised at the dusty gems you'll find, that are easily resuscitated with some help from your local hardware store (and fabric store, too!). We've found several pieces of vintage furniture on the cheap and with a little sand paper, few coats of paint and fabric — even better than new!