Unlike most used furniture dealers, we pride ourselves in making sure all items have been inspected, cleaned and all upholstery sanitized according to the State of Ohio Bedding laws. Before the piece enters our showroom, it is dusted and cleaned with the appropriate cleaners and/or sanitizers. Every piece is inspected, all joints and knobs are tightened, drawers are checked to make sure they glide with ease and rubbed down with wax, so that you can be sure no detail has been missed.
Sometimes we come across pieces that have been neglected and need more attention before they are floor-ready. These items are taken into our Heirloom Clinic where they are revamped and repaired to ensure that they are sturdy and functional. We note all these repairs in the item description. We do our best to uphold the integrity of the piece coming onto the showroom floor, but we believe in making sure the items we are selling are safe and serviceable.
Exceptions are made for all high end antiques/collectables as we do not have the expertise to preform proper restoration. They are cleaned and left in the state in which they were found. Any flaws or repairs previously done will be noted in the description to the best of our ability.
We also paint or refinish some pieces to give them a new and modern look. These ideas are often inspired by our own creativity, special requests or popular styles seen on home decor sites. This, contrary to popular belief, does not devalue the item but rather makes it fun, unique and more desirable. It then becomes a one of a kind art piece instead of an ordinary mass produced item that looks dated.