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How HGTV’s Hilary Farr Tastefully Upgrades Old Family Heirlooms
According to HGTV’s design expert, Hilary Farr, family heirlooms should always be reupholstered and restyled to fit your space and aesthetic.
In an episode of “Tough Love with Hilary Farr,” Farr reupholstered a couple’s armchairs and an old sofa with a new fabric while still keeping their sentimental value intact.
When revamping an old family heirloom, the key to getting good results is to find ways to reimagine the piece while still maintaining the original character.
Refurbish wooden furniture instead of masking it with generic paint, and consider adding new hardware to your vintage pieces — like furniture feet with modern metallic finishes.
Whether it's applying new upholstery, staining wood, or updating knobs, revitalizing your cherished family heirlooms and transforming them into elegant pieces is always a good idea.