Friday, March 23, 2012

I was featured on the front page of HOUZZ.COM

WOW I was featured on the front page of HOUZZ.COM . A wonderful design website for designers.
It was a feature on staircases. It featured my home picture of my own staircase.
I have uploaded pics of my home first, them pics of my store and items I have made for sale in my store. I have gotten many clients from these pictures and uploads.
I am so proud of my accomplishments and all I have done. My hard work has paid off and it shows in what I have done all these years. My business has steadily grown and I am so incredibly happy. Here is the pic of the HOUZZ.COM staircase pic of my home and new pics of my store. enjoy :-)

Sunday, March 18, 2012

New Store expansion Vintage Chic Furniture Schenectady NY Bigger Better

Hi , so happy to share with you some pictures of my new store expansion. I was lucky enough to get the store next door, which i secretly prayed for for almost 2 years.
These pictures from February 1st. my grand opening party. Taken by Thea Coughlin- A FABULOUS child photographer specializing in newborns. I collaborate with her using my furniture for photo shoots.
My store is 1100 sq ft. however the store showroom is only 600 sq ft
Too small for selling furniture.
The rest is taken up by my office/ sewing area, then my workshop in the back- "where all the magic happens" LOL
I have had so many more customers in since I reopened. Its amazing how that big window gives me so much more exposure. Sooooo happy.
See my online store
Much health, wealth and happiness to all :-)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Does Furniture Have a Soul ?

Ive seen books about haunted antiques. I wondered....Have I or will I ever come across one? There's also a question I have heard "does furniture have a soul?"
If i had come across a haunted piece, one that is unhappy, would it still be that way after I loved it, took care of it, and then found it a good loving home?
Imagine the piece of furniture as a was homeless, dirty, need a shower, didn't care much for life anymore....hopeless.... :-( so sad....
Imagine someone picked them up, dusted them off, showed them love and care... gave them some fresh new clothes....a chance to hold you head high again....then finally, the ultimate happiness, to find someone to love you. a new home , a new family?? WHAT JOY !!!
I loved the idea, that as a by product of my creations, I am also recycling. Saving beautiful old pieces that others discarded, saw no worth or value. I love them, each and every piece. I have the joy of making people happy and furniture happy, all while being a responsible human that is helping the planet....what JOY :-)

Here are few of my latest creations...
First, a wonderful vintage sofa. Great lines, good bones. I have made a slipcover from a vintage white chenille bedspread. Mixed it up with some lovely rose fabrics and new pillows, Its just heavenly :-)
Next a wonderful old antique dresser circa 1910-1930. I painted 3 different layers of yummy aqua blues and distressed it heavier to bring out all those different shades. It is one on my most favorites lately...finally I added some lovely rose knobs found on etsy. I have started carrying her whole line of rose knobs. Her website is
I love the contrast of the distressed finish with the polished pretty rose pretty. I have found my calling. I am truly Blessed :-)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NEW SHOWROOM adding 600 sq foot totalling 1200 sg ft

OMG!! It's been a lot of work but we are quickly transforming this new addition. We will open up a doorway to the next door space adding another 600 square feet of showroom totalling 1200 sq foot to display all my wonderful shabby chic cottage furniture creations. I am so excited!! Here are some pics of the renovation / transformation. More to come :-) yay!!! hugs Donna

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas From Jeffrey the store kitty and Vintage Chic Furniture

My store kitty, Jeffrey is the best. i bought him this kitty size Santa hat and beard and i got this one pic but then He posed for this Christmas picture inside this silver Christmas wreath. it was just there sitting inside the store window- and there he was, just looking cute inside it. He always gives us the best pics :-) He's a kitty model and He's just the most awesome kitty I have ever had. So glad he is in my life. He is the talk of the town here on Union Street and everybody loves him :-) hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday