My name is Tina. Welcome to the Vintage Market & Paint Studio web page!!
Here is a little bit about myself and what I do…
I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design which I obtained at Mississippi State University in 1987. Over the years I have worked in the decorating and design field while living in Mississippi, Atlanta, Georgia, Montana, St. Croix, USVI, Tennessee, and Alabama, giving me experience in varied settings and environments.
I’ve enjoyed the variety and beauty that each place had to offer as inspiration for my creativity and design, such as grand southern beauty, rustic and rugged ranch style decor and designs, the beaches’ blue skies, palm trees, sea shells, and white sand freshness.
However, one of my favorite design inspirations is old Hollywood glamour, but I like to take it and make it a little rough around the edges with distressed pieces and some industrial creations thrown in the mix. My design dictum is “imperfect IS perfect”. I enjoy the juxtaposition of opulence and sparkle combined with wrought iron and rusty. There is no greater thrill than making this happen from vintage pieces I’ve collected and finding a unique way to recreate them into something spectacular.
What you will find in my shop:
In the shop you will find my featured designs and creations, as well as unique finds that my husband, Jeff, and I discover at auctions, estate sales, yard sales, thrift stores, peoples’ old barns, attics and sheds, and yes, on occasion we actually come across some amazing finds lying on the curb, which we affectionately call our “curbside collections.”
You will find a variety of carefully chosen home decor items and furniture with a flair for shabby chic, industrial design, and repurposed architectural fragments. Items are chosen for their unique appeal, which basically means that we liked it and it was interesting to us, or that we know its intrinsic value in the vintage and antique market.
Some of our finds will be refurbished by painting, refinishing and/or using faux painted finishes. Other pieces are custom painted or you can purchase and paint it with one of our home decor furniture paints. I am here to guide you with over 27 years experience in specialty painted finishes.
We offer classes in our paint studio on a regular basis… Be sure to check out our PAINT CLASSES page!!! The Paint Studio is part of our shop at Vintage Market & Paint Studio where we paint some of the furniture and items that we find to bring out their hidden charm, as well as offering a variety of classes to choose from where you can learn some fun techniques, giving you the skills to use our paint products to their highest potential.
Having tested, tried and used many furniture and home decor paints in the industry, I am proud to be a retailer of “green”, eco-friendly paints with little to no VOC’s that are safe for the user and for the environment.
Here are the paint products that we carry:
In addition to the paint lines, I also carry:
The paint and faux and finishing products that we carry give beautiful results with the greatest ease, and after testing many other products, have become my favorites available in the home decor paint market!
Read more about the products we carry on our “Paint Products” page.
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