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How to:                                                                         How to: Turn Auction Items Into Beloved


                                                                                                                                                                    Home Accessories




                                                                                                                                                                    When it comes to creating the ‘wow!’ factor that your home
                               Turn Auction Items Into Beloved                                                                                                      deserves, bringing in special antique and collectible items can take
                                                                                              Home                                                                  you a pretty penny, too. In today’s post, we’ll discuss the different
                                                                                                                                                                    your interior above and beyond the rest - and, in many cases, save




                                                         Accessories                                                                                                modern home furnishing that you’ll cherish forever.




                                                                                                                                                                    From tracking down unwanted furnishings and upcycling them into
                                                                                                                                                                    a room’s eye-catching focal point to homing an antique ornament

                                                                                                                                                                    passed down through generations, there are plenty of hidden treas-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            -
                                                                                                                                                                    form your home.






                                                                                                                                                                                                                     FINDING YOUR GEMS








                                                                                                                                                                    As with any interior design project, it’s important to have a budget in

                                                                                                                                                                    mind when planning your trip to the auction house or bidding online. If
                                                                                                                                                                    you’re on the lookout for a specific item, then make sure you do enough
                                                                                                                                                                    research and find out how much similar items have sold for at previous
                                                                                                                                                                    auctions.


                                                                                                                                                                    Similar to department store shopping, auctions are categorised by the
                                                                                                                                                                    contents in their specific lots. Therefore, if you’re searching for a par-
                                                                                                                                                                    ticular addition to your family home and, for example, are in the market
                                                                                                                                                                    for a dining room table to streamline your tight space, then track down a

                                                                                                                                                                    specialised furniture auction - or an auction house that regularly sells
                                                                                                                                                                    furniture - to narrow down your hunt and speed up the process.


                                                                                                                                                                    Additionally, when it comes to budgeting, remember to put a little aside.
                                                                                                                                                                    While you’ll be amazed at what you can get for your money at an auction
                                                                                                                                                                    house, dedicating at least some of your spends to the restoration and
                                                                                                                                                                    upcycling of your winning item will allow you to make it into your own -
                                                                                                                                                                    and, in turn, transform your home.
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