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Guest post by: Maddie of Brushed by Maddie

Every home has different types of wood furniture, whether you have a traditional wooden bedroom set or a dining room table that is constructed out of antique wood, nearly everything in your home relates back to the same material.

Although beautiful wood has the tendency to degrade over time and lose it's aesthetic appeal. With that being said you may want to consider the benefits of refinishing wood furniture.

One of the main reasons I prefer to refinish wood furniture instead of buying new pieces is because it is simply healthier for the environment. In order for a new piece to be created, it takes over 1,000 times more carbon than if a piece was to be refinished.

So, you're not only will be reducing your carbon, but working towards preserving the earth for future generations.

Another great advantage to refinishing wood furniture is that it allows you to create a brand new style without having to find another piece to achieve the same look.

Above everything else, refinishing wood furniture is less expensive than having to buy brand new pieces from the store, it will cost you one fraction of the cost to have your existing furniture re-stained or painted. This is the perfect solution for home owners that want a new look to their existing pieces, but aren't interested in the price tags associated with buying all new furniture.

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Hello! My name is Maddie, I'm the artist and owner of Brushed By Maddie. I'm 34 years old,happily married to my amazing husband and mother of 2 handsome boys.  I began my furniture refinishing journey back in 2017. I really enjoy and love bringing old pieces of furniture back to life. I'm following my dream and passion by transforming this hobby into my own business.

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