Asked on Mar 15, 2018
"To paint or not to paint?" That is my question.
I have an antique bedroom set that is supposedly 100 years old. It is stained a medium shade, but needs refinishing. I have heard that redoing old furniture diminishes the value of the antique. (I watch Antiques Roadshow). It was given to me, and I don't have anyone to pass it on to who would care about its antique value. I have had it for some time, and it's aged imperfections are becoming less appealing to me, so I am seriously considering painting it using one of the many great ideas on this site.
I think I am just wanting someone to give me permission to do this, and know there are others who would say to leave it as is. Also, what can I do about the mirror on the dresser which has lost most of its silver?