Fun furniture isn't a new invention. Ever since the first caveman carved an amusingly-shaped chair out of an old log and some mammoth tusks, people have looked to make kooky and interesting looking furniture. So it should be no surprise that a canny buyer can pick up some real bargains when it comes to interesting restored furniture and accessories... |
The Top 5 Pieces of Fun Vintage Restored Furniture (For Under £100)
Number One - The Gardeners Handbook, 1944
In the forties, people in Britain were being told to "Dig For Victory!" as the Second World War rumbled on for half a decade. So it's no surprise to learn that a few gardening accessories still remain. The "Good Housekeeping Gardening Calendar) was published in 1944 for 1/6d and remains as relevant today as it always has. The home vegetable gardener will find it indispensable!
While not necessarily a piece of furniture, The Gardeners Handbook would look amazing framed on a kitchen wall - especially as a counterpoint to some forties themed furniture.
Number Two - Vintage Deckchair with Retro Fabric
Most people have a memory of scorching summers spent on sunny beaches - so relive those memories in the comfort of your own home with a beautiful vintage wooden deckchair with vibrant retro Designer's Guild fabric.
Perfect for reclining with a cocktail on your decking or lawn, a retro deckchair is a great way to capture a summer holiday feel in your garden. And, best of all, there's not going to be a man coming round to ask you for 50p to rent the seat every time you sit down in it!
Number Three - Vintage Wooden Dice Roller
The best thing about an antique table is playing a retro board game on it. And most games need dice to play them properly.
So what better way to show off a table's lighter, more playful side than with a vintage dice roller? Made from olive wood with brass inlays, it's the perfect way to make sure that overenthusiastic rollers won't lose all of your dice!
Number Four - 1950s Scotty Dog Book Ends
Bookshelves can be boring, but an antique book end can easily brighten them up, while keeping your books safe and secure.
A pair of scotty dog book ends from the 1950s are perfect for children and dog lovers alike - especially if their shelves leave a lot to be desired in the fun and fashionable stakes!
Number Five - Heart Bird Feeder
Everyone loves birds. So show the birds how much you love them with a restored vintage ceramic bird bath.
Just fill it up with bird seed and watch as birds fill your garden when they drop by for dinner - a good a way as any to add some natural colour, style and charm to any garden or yard!
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