Artis­tic Endeavors

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In the long gallery, the oak fur­ni­ture was crafted from old cup­boards brought to­gether and made into beau­ti­ful pieces of art. The crafts­men added carved col­umns and or­nate de­tails to make them ap­pear like a sin­gle, orig­i­nal piece of fur­ni­ture. They also reused an­tique fur­ni­ture and fab­rics to make at­trac­tive new chairs. You too can cre­ate new fur­ni­ture, us­ing bits and bobs from an­tiques shops, junk yards or craft stores. Add new paint ef­fects, stains or var­nishes to old fur­ni­ture. Use carved wood, col­umns or other dec­o­ra­tive fea­tures to add au­then­tic Vic­to­rian de­tail to a plain cab­i­net. Gold leaf is a great way to add some color and style to an old piece of fur­ni­ture or pic­ture frame.

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