The days are getting warmer, the sun is out longer and people everywhere are coming out of hibernation following the winter months. But they’re not emerging from their homes empty-handed; they’re spring-cleaning and hauling their odd and ends from their basements, storage rooms, treasure troves and junk trunks.
Yes, that’s right, it’s garage sale season! Watch out in your neighbourhood for the signs and arrows that will point you in the direction towards a front-yard blowout. The old adage, ‘one person’s trash is another person’s treasure’ rings true, as people scour through the cast offs of others, in the hopes of finding a keeper for themselves.
Garage sales are an extremely economical way to shop for new furniture for your home. Sometimes you can find rare antiques or vintage furniture that has much more character than the furniture available in a big box shop.
While some of the furniture you may spot at a garage sale looks outdated and worn, it’s important to look past this and realize the potential in a piece. If the shape and size are there, but the finish and hardware is old, outdated and looking tired, don’t write it off. If you can snatch the piece up for a good price, then all it will take is a professional refinishing job to have it looking as good as new in accordance with your taste.
The process involves cleaning the furniture, sanding it and finally, painting and refinishing with the colour you select. Whether it’s wood, metal, wicker or even plastic furniture, it can be revitalized and transformed by refinishing.
Let the professionals at decorrestore help you with this project. You will love the quality – even the oldest pieces can be revived. Choose from their wide palette of designer quality paints and finishes.
Visit them at their convenient Hamilton location on Nebo Road or call them at 905-381-4269. Discover them online at www.decorrestore.ca for a free estimate.