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To paint or not to paint vintage furniture, that is the question

What do you think, is it ok to paint vintage furniture or is it better to restore an old piece to its original condition? Does paint ruin a perfectly good relic of the past, or do you love all the wildly differing designs out there? Below is an old writing bureau I recently refinished in a lovely soft blue, what do you think? With my next mini-blog I'll show you a mid century walnut drinks cabinet that I restored with only minimal paintwork as it was so beautiful. I think if it's a real antique, never paint! You can see this piece and more at vintage furniture / upcycled furniture / by HoneyBadgerFurniture (

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