Donna Thomas Vintage Chic Furniture


Services Provided
slipcovered pieces made from vintage chenille bedspreads and rose fabrics
antique furniture painted and distressed cottage shabby chic style

Areas Served
I can ship anywhere in the us

Business Description
antique and vintage painted furniture, distressed, cottage, shabby chic style. Slipcovers and pillows using vintage chenille bedspreads. Lighting and home decor

Certification and Awards
flea market décor magazine aug 2013
romantic homes magazine sept 2013
romantic homes magazine dec 2013
inns magazine jan 2013
Location:
Schenectady, NY US 
Contact:
Donna Pochaski-Thomas 
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Address:
234 Union St.
Schenectady, NY 12305 
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Donna Thomas Vintage Chic Furniture
yes there is a metal primer you can use and paint them to match your other trim, the power of paint is amazing, have fun
August 6, 2014 at 10:59PM   
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Paint or powdercoating are great options. Powdercoating is way more durable.
August 6, 2014 at 11:16PM   
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Cindy Lockhart
Powder coating is a great option but much more expensive than mental primer because you have to hire a professional that will spray a material on them that gets basically baked on afterward in high heats.

Like Donna mentioned above metal primer will be a quick and very economical way to go. I have used the metal primer to paint doors exactly like these in several of my of rental homes.

The metal primer works perfect. But the best one I have found so far comes from Sherwin Williams. I have tried the big box stores and Benjamin Moore metal primer but found them to be not as cohesive. I have used metal prime on all kinds of outdoor pieces as well and Sherwin Williams metal primer stands up to all the elements. At least for me..

If there is any dust or any sticky residue on them of coarse that will need to be removed first. You can ask the guys at the store to tint your metal primer the same color you are painting them. This just helps with coverage since your doors are so dark.

Then I sprayed them with a semi- gloss finish.

But I suppose the finish would be to your personal liking. If your matching it with trim like I was then maybe you would match the sheen as well. Up to you really

I found changing the door knobs helps to update the look of the doors. They have unique ones and tons of them to choose from at Hobby Lobby for no more than than 6 bucks a knob to give them a custom look.

After they are pulled open and closed so many times they begin to show a bit of sagging. To fix that problem you can adjust the springs or buy new ones at your local hardware store. Lastly, if you have problems opening and closing them purchase graphite liquid. a few drops on each spring(or roller) on the top and bottom will make them work like new again.

This may be more way more info than you really needed but I hope it helps.
August 7, 2014 at 12:19AM   
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Donna Thomas Vintage Chic Furniture
if all the trim and accents are black then yes do black, pick some bright colors for the cushions and pillows and accents
August 6, 2014 at 10:56PM      Thanked by mbarstow
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I have inherited a beautiful set of Lane wicker with medium blue cushions. I do think throwing some bright yellow pillows would help. As soon as the blue coverings look tired, I will replace them with some brighter colors. Thanks for the comments, much appreciated.
August 7, 2014 at 11:57AM   
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take a look on my etsy site www.vintagechicfurniture,etsy.com. if I don't have what you want we can look on craigslist Albany to find something that I could paint for you - hugs donna 518-817-1402
August 6, 2014 at 10:48PM   
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I can only make a slipcover for you if you can bring the piece here.i am in Schenectady ny. I need to use it as my template- hugs donna
August 6, 2014 at 10:45PM   
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