Antique reupholstery projects: chic and eco-friendly
One of my favorite elements of using vintage and antique furniture in my home is the fact that it is eco-friendly. Just today, I saved a mid-century modern desk from going into the landfill (pictures on the revamped desk to come). Another great way to be kind to the environment, while creating a chic, unique look for your home, is to reupholster antique furniture or vintage furniture. Let’s look at how your vintage stylishness saves the earth!
- When you reupholster antique furniture, you choose not to partake in the ridiculous amount of raw materials (and emissions!) that have to be shipped internationally for new furniture.
- By reupholstering vintage furniture, you save it from its doomsday death in the landfills. In the UK alone, more than 50,000 furniture pieces get tossed into landfills each year, and the US number is staggeringly higher.
- It is true that furniture is not made like it previously was…and thus, probability indicates that the piece you are considering reupholstering has greater quality and more longevity than most of the selection on today’s market.
Now you have a reason to feel great about the fabulous reupholstered furniture you have in your home! (Photo Credit: In House Design)