Leather is a great product if you like keeping a clean home. It’s easy to clean, wipe friendly, durable, warm, luxurious - the list goes on.
But did you know all the wonderful cleaning products you buy from the supermarkets, the wet wipes you use to clean it, and the furniture polishes are so detrimental to the longevity of the leather?
Renewing, restoring and re-upholstering your furniture for the next generation is always a much better idea than buying something new - no matter how nice that sofa in ‘The Big Sofa Warehouse’ is.
But when you choose to restore your furniture, have you ever considered where the new fabric has come from? Where has it been? Where was it manufactured? Who handled it?
then why not get on down to the Antique Fair at the Royal Cornwall Show Ground Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th of August. Its a two day fair with hundreds of stalls inside and out selling antiques, vintage, salavage and decorative items as well as a vintage rally and auto jumble. We'll definately be going for a mooch and a rummage.
For more info head to www.antiquefairscornwall.co.uk
Our last post was all about where you can buy second hand furniture. There are some great places around Cornwall, take a look at our last post to see where. We've since bought a pair of Galaxy swivel chairs from an online site in the past week which are super comfy but need a huge amount of work.
We’re pretty lucky in Cornwall - miles of amazing coastline, beaches galore and 365 days a year of sunshine (sort of). Another thing we’re not short of is junk shops, salvage yards and great places to pick up second hand furniture.
If you’re anything like me and love to pick up some cheap furniture and spend some time restoring it to make it amazing, read on!