Despite the cabin fever it's been a busy time getting ready for an occasional version of the blog called The Button which will feature local handcrafting talent. I originally reached out to three very talented ladies and asked them if they wanted to get involved and to my surprise all three said "yes". So we are starting this week with The House Warmings ...
Repainted antique and vintage furniture, giving it a distinctive unique finish. Also stocks jewelry, gifts and many more unique items.
Style: European style boutique that’s simplistic, vintage and serene.
Can be found at:
Address: 13001 Larchmere Road
“The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it”
Carina started painting furniture in her teenage years - without permission, which occasionally upset her father. She became more serious about it around 15 years ago. It all started with Carina transforming pre-loved pieces of vintage and antique furniture into beautiful pieces of one-off art. Positive feedback from friends turned into painting and restoring pieces of furniture for them upon request. This inspired Carina to get more experience with different furniture finishes. She can’t even count how many finishes she has experimented with but it is evident in her work that she knows what she’s doing. She started up her own small business in the spring of 2012 and has found it to be a fantastic and rewarding journey, putting all those previous years’ experience into a unique space where people like to visit, sometimes just for inspiration. Carina lives her passion for creating and giving previously loved antique and vintage furniture a fresh and unique look.
Carina pulls her inspiration from everything around her – nature, art, paintings and even music. She also utilizes a lot of the unique and chic influences of Europe when deciding on her projects and stock. She layers her ideas in a non-stylized way creating a space that is serene, unique and inspiring. She loves nothing more than searching and finding the next project to get her painting mojo going.
Carina’s shop is a fantastic little gem that is constantly updated with items that are not mainstream but are unique and very stylish. She keeps things nicely stocked and every time I go in there’s something new to see and fall in love with. Check out some of Carina's hand painted items in the gallery below. She also welcomes people to get in touch with her if they have a project in mind.
In May 2015 Carina will be participating in the annual Larchmere Sidewalk Sale.
Nomination for future feature in The Button:
Metheny Weir, painted finishes