At least if you don’t buy your vintage pieces in a fancy shop, you probably find them in some market/dirty and dusty second hand dealer or something similar…but normally dusty.
Often, then, they have had a quite hard life before meeting us and they need some extra attention/renovation to look nice again.
The first problem you have when you bring your “brand new” piece of vintage at home, then, is how to clean it!?
Vintage furnitures are often in teak, a kind of wood extremely popular in 60s and 70s, that is normally quite resistant but that could be damaged by humidity, water or simply the sunlight; are, after all, 30 or 40 y.o. used furnitures !
But even if not in teak, vintage wooden furnitures could be easily damaged when we find them.
Surfing the Brick House blog i found this interesting guide to how to clean vintage woods; amazingly useful !!
The only problem about this guide could be that in Europe we don’t have exactly the same products they show, but if you’ll have a look closely to them you’ll immediately think to something similar you can find in your supermarket !
So, roll up your sleeves and clean! 🙂
Let us know if you followed this guide and maybe send some pictures of the “before and after”!