I’ve written about painted furniture before. I have a deep affection for old and chippy paint finishes. As a matter of fact, I am curating quite the collection of enviable paint finishes that I have found in my travels across the Internet. I’m saving these finishes on my Painted Furniture pin board on Pinterest. Each time I run across a beautiful painted piece that I don’t want to forget, I pin it so I can use it as inspiration later. If you don’t know about Pinterest yet, you can read about it in my Pinterest for Artists and Designers post I wrote for Fauxology.
Over the years I have developed quite the addiction to thrifting and yard sale-ing. In an ideal world, I would spend my days surfing Craig’s list and Ebay and foraging antique stores, flea markets, and thrift stores. I would find amazing gently loved pieces and then Brooks would magically transform them and re-purpose them into works of art. That dream is moving one step closer to reality. We have jumped off and rented a booth space at Arbor Antique Mall in Franklin, TN. It’s about 30 minutes south of Nashville, TN. It is one of my favorite shops for finding unique treasures and was at the top of my list of places to start selling our painted furniture.
We open shop in October. So in the meantime we are on the hunt for furniture pieces that we can transform. Local friends, please keep us in mind if you run across any good deals or if you know anyone who is looking to get rid of some vintage pieces. We are looking for rough pieces. Something with a damaged finish like this.
That we can transform into something like this.
Or something that is dated like this cherry wood mismatched finish that we can re-do with a one of a kind finish like this.
Or a set of chairs that can be painted and recovered to take them from drab to fab.
We are also looking for archictectural pieces like this.
As a matter of fact, I have made a list. If you have any of these things, please drop me a line. We’d be interested in talking to you.
- Old furniture with great details, inlays, dove-tailed corners, turned legs, damaged finishes
- vintage or antique books
- old picture frames
- mirrors, especially the gold ornate ones
- old cake or pie tins with a cool patina
- old maps or globes
- wire baskets
- wood pallets
- lamp shades
- grandfather clocks
- serving trays
- old lockers
We’d be interested in other stuff too, so keep us in mind. And wish us luck on our new venture in the painted furniture business in the Nashville area- Franklin, TN.