Posted By admin on October 3, 2011
Fed up with having to make do and mend with your current bedroom furniture? Worried about getting value for money when buying replacement items? Well, it could be possible to replace your old furniture with pieces that will last you for years to come whilst still not spending much more than you would for hideous, fall-apart-as-soon-as-you-sit / sneeze or sleep-on-it flat pack furniture! How? With pine furniture of course!
Deciding to buy pine bedroom furniture is a not a restriction in terms of style, the restriction’s only the type of wood. Pine furniture is available in many styles, from traditional ‘Shaker’ style, Scandinavian to Mexican furniture, so you can be sure of finding something you like. Additionally, depending on where you buy your items from, you may have a choice of finish too, for example a wax or varnish finish in a choice of stains, such as natural pine or honey pine to help you personalize the look of your furniture or create a theme to your room. Either way, all tones and finishes of pine are sure to add a sense of warmth and comfort to your boudoir!
The obvious piece that you would probably expect to spend the most money on is your pine bed and by choosing a good quality bed and mattress, you can expect this bed to last you for years and really give back value for what you have spent. Do beware of what appear to be bargain pine beds. Many of these may be constructed from inferior quality wood, so do give any bed a thorough check over before purchase. For example, if the bed has slats, check each one – both topside and underside because, whilst knots in pine furniture can be attractive, in a weight-bearing slat it can offer a point of weakness which could split or crack under weight, so reject any bed that appears to have lots of knots in its weight-bearing parts.
Although all purchases should be essential items, it’s also important to get the maximum available storage from everything you buy. This could include buying a pine wardrobe with a shoe rack in the bottom or a sweater shelf above the rail or, if you want to buy a table or window seat, consider purchasing a pine chest, which has multiple uses such as seating, storage inside, plus a table top.
DIY finishing touches
If you want to ensure that your new pine furniture theme extends to the fixtures in your room, it’s not too difficult (nor actually too expensive) to modify wooden fixtures to match your new pieces. For example, a built-in closet can become a pine closet in just one weekend, by sanding down the doors and shelves and re-staining to the same finish as your new items. Specialist companies often offer “dipping” services, where they will strip your door through a chemical process and then return it to you, saving you the hard work!
Remember, if you buy quality finished items, pine furniture can last you for years so if it’s value for money you’re looking for, as well as a revamped boudoir, pine’s just the thing!