In a world of flat pack furniture, investing in pieces which will last generations can seem daunting. But with quality refurbishes like those by Seaton’s French Polishing & Furniture Repair in Christchurch, heirlooms can be restored and given a new lease on life – and new real estate in your home.
Restoring high calibre furniture made of beautiful woods, by revered designers and which can save owners thousands instead of buying new is what Mike Fullen has been doing for more than 30 years.
“It’s all about craftmanship,” he says. “We can bring something back to life and restore it to its original quality, or alter it to suit your modern needs.”
Recent examples include a buffet sideboard resized and its exquisite walnut brought back to life; as well as an antique dining table and six chairs – the restoration saving the owners $10,000 on what it would cost to buy the same set new.
He began returning furniture to its original glory – or reinventing it – at the business in 1987, and bought it himself in 1991.
The refurbishment gurus moved from an original Addington site to St Asaph Street last year, where it now resides next to McDonald & Hartshorne expert upholsterers.
Together, the businesses can turn weathered furniture into modern masterpieces.
Visit Seaton’s at 430 St Asaph Street, or phone 027 558 1477 to discuss your furniture repair requirements.