by Mark Hill & Kathryn Rayward
258mm x 194mm, portrait
224 pages, 600 colour images, hardback
Published: Mitchell Beazley, March 2010
Produced in conjunction with BBC2’s exciting series, ‘Cracking Antiques’ shows you how vintage and antique furniture and accessories can help you to create a stylish, individual home without setting foot inside a superstore. Take antiques off their pedestal and forget their elitist image. You don’t need to live in an old house to enjoy antiques and vintage and, if you choose wisely, you don’t need a huge bank balance either!Comprehensive and easy-to-follow text explains what to look for when buying antiques and secondhand treasures, and how to renovate them using anything from a little TLC to a complete makeover.Special features and ‘tips of the trade’ give expert interior design ideas and show why antiques that might be out of fashion today may make great investments for the future. To round off this invaluable guide, a resources section tells you all you need to know about buying at antiques fairs, antiques shops, at auction and online.’Cracking Antiques’ demonstrates, using simple steps and inspirational images, exactly how to add style and glamour to your home by buying secondhand, vintage and antique furnishings. Turn your back on bland, mass-produced flat-pack furniture and remember that secondhand needn’t be second best!
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