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Tips For Restoring Wicker Furniture

wicker chairNothing amazes the eyes than the glimpse and feel of some old antique wicker furniture sitting peacefully on the lawn. This artistic impression is best expressed only if the wicker furniture is in apposite condition. It is for this reason that you need to master the ideal approach to restore the wicker furniture’s glory to ensure that the outdoor is embellished by these creative designs.

To understand as well as master the art of restoring wicker furniture, first you need to know what wicker furniture really is. “Wicker” is actually the act of weaving using pliable fibres. This is a term used to describe any woven furniture or basket made with pliable materials such as rattan reed, paper fibre rush, willow, cane, or grass, including most recently, resin and plastic strands. Most old-fashioned wicker furniture are completely woven using either paper fibre rush or rattan reed, which is different from the usual cane seat chair design that reflects a blend of the old and the new age. So how do you restore this kind of furniture?

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Having Your Wedding Reception At Home Is Entirely Possible

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Elegant Outdoor Wedding Table with Sea Views.

Transport your mind to a point in this special day when the limousine appears and the newly wedded couple step out with beaming smiles and filled with the joys of starting their married life. The bride looks resplendent in her white wedding dress, the groom looks immaculate in his suit and they are both looking forward to their wedding reception.

However, this time it is different because the wedding reception is not being held at a hotel, but instead it is being held outdoors in your very own backyard and do you want to know something? This is a lot easier than you think.

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How To Clean And Restore Wooden Furniture

wooden furnitureYou may have a piece of slightly worn, scratched or soiled wooden furniture that needs to be restored so as to enhance its beauty. Stripping and refinishing the furniture is a time consuming process and is often not essential to restore the furniture to its near-original state. This article aims to familiarize you with a few methods of cleaning and restoring your wooden furniture which will help you to retain the original character of the piece of furniture.

These methods to be employed include cleaning the furniture, abrasion, over-coating with a new finish, re-amalgamation, padding and patching. Each of these processes is briefly explained below:

Cleaning the furniture

Cleaning and washing the wooden furniture depends on the type of dirt that has to be removed from the surfaces. It is important that water is used sparingly for cleaning up the dirt as it can loosen the glue that binds the wooden pieces together. Most commonly a mixture of gum turpentine, boiled linseed oil and hot water is used. A soft cloth dipped in the mixture and wrung out can be used to wipe the furniture. It is then buffed up using dry cloth. Cleaning removes accumulated soil, oils and built up polishes.

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plastic lounge chair

Plastic Outdoor Furniture – Pros and Cons

plastic lounge chairPlastic outdoor furniture is generally light weight in nature and this makes it perfect for moving around from one area to another. Furthermore, it copes amazingly with all harsh weather elements. This, combined with the fact that they are very affordable has made them a popular option for outdoor furniture. Even so, its main virtue is its durable nature. Outlined below are some of the pros and cons of plastic outdoor furniture. So, continue reading to find out more.

Pros

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Cast Aluminum Outdoor Furniture

Aluminium chairCast aluminum is a fantastic option especially when it comes to outdoor furniture. The metal is processed by pouring molten aluminum into molds to create the desired pieces. This is the reason why the process is commonly referred to as casting. Cast aluminum outdoor furniture features classic styles and traditional design elements thus making them a favorite and popular furniture option. Highlighted below are some of the benefits it provides.

1. Long lasting and Durable

Outdoor furniture made from the metal is completely solid, designed to endure harsh weather elements, and exceptionally sturdy. Therefore, you can expect the furniture to provide good service for at least 20 years.

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All You Needs To Know About Wooden Outdoor Furniture

wooden furnitureProper furnishing of the outdoor space is key to enhance the aesthetics of your home. By choosing the right furnishing you can make your outdoor area a livable and comfortable extension of the home. Almost all homeowners would agree that attractiveness and durability are the two qualities that outdoor furniture must possess. This is why wooden outdoor furniture is immensely popular among most homeowners.

Pros of wooden outdoor furniture

1. Style – The look and feel of wood is all-natural, which makes it an ideal candidate for outdoor furniture. Also, wood furniture is easy to paint, which allows you to use virtually any color on them to complement your outdoor space. If you decide to go for natural finish, most wooden furniture develop a rich color as they mature and all they require is regular polishing.

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Wicker Furniture Care

Empty wicker rocking-chair in the gardenThe word “wicker” basically refers to a technique of weaving and bending materials such as rattan, paper, bamboo, other such grasses, or some thin woods like willow branches. There are 4 main types of wicker, they include; bamboo, rattan, reed and willow. Wicker furniture is generally among the most popularly used styles when it comes to outdoor decor. It’s pleasant to the eye and is very comfortable. Unfortunately, it may also get worn out and dirty. Keeping outdoor wicker furniture properly cleaned up should be a routine part of the outdoor maintenance routine.

Wicker Furniture Care

Dust your outdoor wicker furniture regularly. The wicker furniture is well known for its’ elegant woven appearance; however, the open weave pattern that’s in the back of the wicker chairs normally catches lots of dust and dirt. Keep the furniture clean by simply using a good feather duster to remove the dust/dirt out of the crevices. You may also use the right vacuum nozzle attachment and gently remove the dust bunnies from your wicker furniture. To keep the furniture from getting dirty quickly, buy some weatherproof cushions for the bases and backs of the wicker chairs and sofas. Cushions can also be used to update the antique wicker furniture which has started to fade.

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Keeping Your Wrought Iron Furniture Glowing

wrought iron furnitureWrought iron is an alloy of iron that is extremely durable and is used to make metal furniture.Wrought iron outdoor furniture are timeless pieces that are passed on from generation to generation.They are elegant, strong and add class to the home decor.Wrought iron furniture are weather-resistant and can, therefore, be kept outdoors.However, wrought iron furniture is highly susceptible to rusting and corrosion.

Wrought iron repair is very difficult, which is why proper care and maintenance is quite essential.Below are some simple ways to care for this furniture and retain its original beauty.

Clean it once in a while

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