Horrifying Images of People Who Ruined Priceless Vintage Furniture

Shannon Quinn - December 12, 2022
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A beautiful wooden mantle restored and stained. Credit: BoredPanda

Gorgeous Mantle Restoration

The original post said, “Painted Antique Mantle Restoration Transformation”. After doing a quick search online, I discovered that these antique mantles are worth a small fortune. If you find one in the condition on the left, you might pay in the ballpark of $500. But if you find one fully restored like the one on the right, it is now worth thousands of dollars. I’ve seen anywhere from $3,000 up to $12,000, depending on the intricacy of the mantle. (via True Value)

A beautiful vintage dresser restored from layers of white paint. Credit: BoredPanda

A Beautiful Transformation of Vintage Furniture

The original poster boldly claimed, “Behold, The Most Satisfying Reverse Pinterest Of 2021”. Normally, I don’t like it when people claim that they’re the “best” at something. But honestly, they might be right. The v-shape of the wood grain is absolutely stunning. It looks like the wood was taken out of a slice of one large tree. Clearly, they are proud of their restoration work. And they will most likely hold on to this piece for the rest of their life. (via Sunbeam Vintage)

A fully restored Brasilia II Petite Buffet Table. Credit: BoredPanda

Restored Brasilia II Petite Buffet Table

The original post said, “I Don’t Know If I Can Top This One! Fully Restored Brasilia II Petite Buffet.” After a quick online search, I found the matching Broyhill Brasilia sideboard selling on Atomic Furnishings for $500. On places like 1st Dibs, larger pieces from this collection sold for around $1,800. So I would put this piece in the ballpark of $1,000-$1,500. (via Atomic Furnishings)

A before-and-after restoration of a vintage cedar chest. Credit: BoredPanda

Antique Cedar Hope Chest Restored

The original post said, “Restored This Beauty To Original Glory. $20 Goodwill Cedar Chest Returned From Crackled Paint Torture”. After a search online, I see that vintage cedar chests go from $500 to $1,000. If you look on eBay or Facebook Marketplace, you might get a damaged piece in the ballpark of $200. But to find this at Goodwill for just $20 is seriously a steal. (via eBay)

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