Posted by Emily on Aug 30, 2017

How to re-purpose items to make them look antique

Antiques are a smart, fun and fulfilling investment and antique hunting is a great way to spend your time. Whether you are purchasing antiques for decorative purposes or for profit, antiques are terrific assets that last for centuries. Antiques are collected for many different reasons depending on the person who is collecting them.

Some antique collectors just have a passion for history. They like to understand and to know why a particular object was used, how it was used or who used it. They are fascinated by the obvious ways that the world and technology has changed and grown. By collecting objects from the past they feel like they are partially connected to a period of time in which they never lived, is long gone but somehow still survived.

Some people collect antiques for the challenge. They get a thrill out exploring what can be found at any given thrift store, garage sale or estate sale. They test themselves in being able to find the best bargains and the rarest items. Both of which are key elements to being successful in the antiques trade.

Meanwhile, other antique hunters simply invest in antiques for the profit. They see a market that they are somehow able to fill. While I don’t think that there is anyone out there that can’t deal with antiques and not be fascinated by its history and the thrill of the hunt, some antique dealers focus more on the dollars and cents of the trade. These people are the salesmen (and women). They know how to purchase an item and successfully sell that item for a profit. The best antique hunters are all three of these types of people combined.

If you have antique styled decor in your home the ideal way to finish the look is by adding one or two attractive antique looking room divides. A room divider is used to create an extra private space as well as for decorative purposes. These accents are available in a number of different styles and antique room dividers are exceptionally popular. Most of the antique designs have originated from Asian sources.

The earliest is thought to have been from ancient Japanese and Chinese societies. Decades later these screen dividers styles and forms were transformed into European versions. Going back a few decades’ traders visited the Asian shores and started taking these room dividers back to their respective countries, hence the dividers became a popular item and still are. These dividers were then used for adornments and room separation and were considered a luxury and sold for high prices.

In modern day many manufacturers are making identical antique replicas of the Japanese and Chinese screens, and have become extremely favored for interior decor. These dividers are more in demand due to being able to use then for room divisions, and most people prefer using them as opposed to installing other partitions or walls. An antique room divider will always ensure a complete finish to any home. They are now being manufactured in a variety of colors, designs and materials.

If you are specifically looking for an antique divider, you need to first shop around and the best way to do this is go online and surf the internet. You are guaranteed to find attractive screen dividers that blend in with your existing decor theme. Due to there being such a wide selection available you will be able to find one that is reasonably priced. Alternatively you may be able to find a genuine antique at one of the antique dealers.

 

 

Thanks to Dr. Michael Smith, D.M.D for sponsoring this post!

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