When I was in Vernon to visit the Sparkling Hill Resort, the rest of the group went on wine tours, and I decided to sneak away to find some local treasures. I was searching for some antique stores in Vernon and stumbled across a couple. The one that I consider my gold mine is Distinctive Decor Antiques.
The main floor had lots of antiques mixed with vintage items. While digging through hidden treasures, I found a few refinished items that I wanted to take home right away. I had visions for them in my #secretproject or #newoldhouse but while sharing a car with 5 of your friends, you choose friends over furniture. Here are some of the gems I had a hard time leaving behind.
I think this velvet chair would be beautiful as is – a photographer could use it as a prop for photos and it could be photoshopped to a color to coordinate with the family. If I were using it in a home I would reupholster it and paint the frame (like the chair and sofa I reupholstered earlier).
Like this. The beautiful bed frame is reupholstered in a grey linen and the carved wood frame is painted white. I love it. Want it. Dream of it.
3124 30th Ave
Vernon, British Columbia
or check out their website Here.