Bisaillon Curio Cabinet October 12th, 2017 - 12:00:33
Curio cabinets have become a delight in themselves as they showcase your favorite things and mementos to friends and family, keep all your dear treasures in one place to admire them in wonderment everyday, or protect your growing collection of porcelain dolls from your 5-year old. Curio cabinets started as places to keep curios - defined in the dictionary as curious or unusual objects of art or knickknacks and whatnots that are perhaps worthy of collecting because of their oddity. This definition could, of course, include silver spoons from Alaska, all assortments of wedding and christening favors, crystals, face masks from Africa and possibly even shrunken heads from the Amazons of Ecuador and Peru.
Changing sizes between panels to alter the overall shape of the cabinet is another idea. For example, with a centerpiece glass curio cabinet you can use progressively smaller sizes of circular panels the higher up you go to make it look like an archetypical christmas tree, for example, or progressively smaller perfect square layers to make it look like a pyramid. Lastly using stained, etched, or frosted glass panels are just some of the other ideas you can apply. Why limit yourself to regular glass, after all? You can increase the artistic visual appeal of your curio cabinet by using different types of glass. All you need to do is find a local glass worker who you can hire to make specialized panels for your cabinet, and youre good to go.
Corner type glass panels are one of my favorites: these are designed to fit securely in a corner, making them unobtrusive and taking up relatively little space in a room. Their biggest drawback is that they dont have much room for bulky items, but they are perfect for displaying small curiosities. Their shapes are rarely just a square. More often, they will have two sides made to fit snugly into a room corner, and the exposed side can be anything from another flat angle (making the cabinet a triangle) or rounded off to maximize room for your displays.
Truly, curio cabinets are great investments. However, it shall also be emphasized that as these pieces treasure your collectibles, it is also important that you treasure the furniture too. In cleaning curios, primarily, you have to place your stuffs out so accidental breakage may be prevented. Then, wipe the item using a clean dusting cloth sprayed with a furniture dusting polish. Make sure that you totally dry the cabinet for moisture can harm the cabinets condition. Afterwards, work on the cabinets outside material. Window cleaners may also be sprayed on glass doors and shelves using paper towels. It is also advisable that you clean your collectibles before placing them back to the cabinet. So there you have it! Its about time that you add an extra twist in your home. A plush-looking curio cabinet will certainly keep your valuables and collectibles safe and stunning.