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Futon Mattress Guide

Futon Mattress Guide

Reasons to Own a Futon Mattress There are tons of great reasons to own a futon mattress in your home and even the office. First and foremost, they are an amazingly comfortable buy for the money nowadays.  They used to be a horrible product;  people actually made fun of (and still do) how bad they were.  I am happy ...

Mirrored Furniture – Contemporary Design Touch

Mirrored Furniture  – Contemporary Design Touch

Featured Image: Mirrored reflection Andrea hall console cabinet A contemporary and upscale design element appearing in many professionally decorated homes, furniture finished with mirrored surfaces brightens any space with reflected light. Virtually any type of piece can be finished in this way, and you will find ...

Buying an Antique Desk

Buying an Antique Desk

Featured Image: An antique Desk for Sale on Ebay. There are a variety of reasons why people like (and collect) antique furniture. Antiques (the ones that demand high prices!) are generally better made, since they have managed to survive a century or more. They have a unique look, both in design and materials, that ...

How to Buy the Right Dining Table Set For You

How to Buy the Right Dining Table Set For You

Featured Image: Janes Gallerie 7-piece Metal & Driftwood Trestle Dining Set In your home you no doubt have particular areas where you do things – where you sleep, where you exercise, where you wash your dishes and (most importantly) where you eat. This is different for nearly everyone. For example, some people ...

Finding Restaurant Chairs for a New Restaurant

Finding Restaurant Chairs for a New Restaurant

One of the most exciting and difficult businesses you can start is that of a restaurant, especially if you are opening your own restaurant and not a franchise of another (like Subway or McDonalds). One of the biggest decisions you’ll have to make is about what kind of restaurant furniture you have (and what kind of ...

The Benefits of a Round Dining Table

The Benefits of a Round Dining Table

Featured Image: Casual Dining Table Base, Deep Merlot Finish One item of dining room furniture rarely seen these days is the round dining table. The main reason (presumably) for this is that people think that they don’t have the space for them. This is a common area of misconception, since in the same area where ...

Tips for painting old furniture

Tips for painting old furniture

I love to find an old piece of solid wood furniture and restore it to "like-new" condition, but don't necessarily paint it. If you decide to stain or paint it, the same steps apply in the beginning. Most older furniture is made from better woods than most cheaper and newer furniture in the stores, but just because ...

Buying Your First Glass Dining Table

Buying Your First Glass Dining Table

Featured Image: VECELO Dining Table Set - Best Seller In life, there are certain materials that transcend the normal and have a special kind of quality about them. Glass is one of those things, and that’s why glass dining tables can be the perfect kind of dining tables for a modern home. A glass dining table is not ...

Getting Paint to Stick to Finished Furniture

Getting Paint to Stick to Finished Furniture

Getting paint to properly adhere to furniture can be difficult. Most furniture is stained and clear-coated (finished), and clear coat will not allow paint to stick without preparation. Sometimes, if the old finish can be roughed up by sanding, to give it "tooth" - a word meaning something for the new paint to hold on ...

The Benefits of Oak Dining Chairs

The Benefits of Oak Dining Chairs

For me personally, oak dining chairs are the best kind of dining chairs. This opinion isn’t based on any kind of sentiment or biased opinion – it’s based on facts and general observations (and common sense). When buying oak dining room furniture  you are making a statement – to yourself, to your family, to your ...

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