Tips for Cleaning and Restoring Antique and Vintage Finds

There is a joy that comes from finding the perfect antique piece to bring character and a sense of history to your home. The downside to shopping secondhand is that sometimes the treasures are covered in a layer of grime, dust and dirt from being stored in a barn or attic. It requires a bit more work, but these diamonds-in-the-rough are often priced better because they are in need of a good cleaning. Here’s how to polish, wash and revive many common antique finds.

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Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

Photo By: Marian Parsons

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