Decorating Room By Room With Antiques & Flea Market Finds 101 Part 2: Antiques Make A Statement! TIAS Antique Dealer “An American Antique Adventure” Shares More Family Experiences In Creating Warm & Inviting Spaces. Decorating Your Kitchen, Bath & Laundry Room!
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I hope you enjoyed Part One & are willing to have some more fun with antiques. Do antiques make a statement? YES! Are you tired of repetitive cookie cutter home designs? If you answered yes, please read on.
Do antiques make a statement? YES! Are you tired of repetitive cookie cutter home designs? If you answered yes, please read on. I’ll also show you how to save some money!
Not only do we believe that antiques make a statement about their current owner, they often are what sets your home apart from every one else's. And as we said in Part one, antiques can be purchased on anyone's budget
With rising prices everywhere some of the best bargains to be found today are antiques! Why? Just like retail clothing, antique lovers today are questioning the need for everything they purchase. But remember this: Antiques are the one purchase you can make that will be worth more in ten years.
T hat fiber board backed cabinet will be worth 50 cents at your next yard sale!
Most subdivisions these days offer a choice of about 6 different home styles. After the exterior is chosen and we move inside most new kitchens and baths have about the same number of choices in the cabinets. There are many different finishes in the cabinets, but they are still similar to the house next door in size & placement!
Antique cupboards and pie safes are two great choices to include in the planning of your cabinet placement. Not only are they great for storage they make your kitchen space unique. Old farm tables can be put on wood, their tops sealed & turned into great islands. Old wooden ladders can be hung from the ceiling to hold hooks for baskets or kitchen pots.
Old country yellowware bowls can be used decoratively to hold apples or lemons & put into service for your next picnic to hold potato salad.
Old doctor or pharmacy cupboards & wooden medicine cabinets from the 20s, 30s or 40s are great additions to the bath. Our bath was built without the usual linen closet as we found an 8’ 4 door cupboard covered in white paint in a field in Pennsylvania. After all the paint was removed it is now the bath centerpiece affording tons of storage space. That addition made our fairly normal bath into a really unique space.
We found some great old windows with just one mullion from the 30’s, stripped them & inserted mirrors. Now those discarded, broken windows from the past proudly hang over our pedestal sinks. Hubby makes them in original wood stain or any color you desire.
Old wooden wall mounted clothing dryers are great for laundry rooms. They usually have about 6 poles that fold down when not in use. When in use they lift up & out and