We love salvaging old pieces of furniture that hold tons of character and history. We have a passion for bringing them back to life and taking pride in their flaws and restoring them to be enjoyed and cherished by new families.

VINTAGE: Representing what is best or most characteristic of somebody or something. CHARM: A quality that attracts others to oneself. RESTORATION: A term commonly used when describing an item that has undergone improvements such as new paint, yet is nothing like the original.

Monday, February 3, 2014

10,000 Fan Giveaway

Way back when we hit 2,500 fans we gave away a free painted dresser to get there! Do you remember that? We did it in just 13 days! Why not do it again to hit 10,000 fans!? I am doing a giveaway for a FREE CUSTOM PAINTED CHEST OF DRAWERS! Link to enter in comments below! Be sure to tell your friends about it too!
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Saturday, December 14, 2013

Advanced Painting Classes Available NOW!

We've finally added an advanced class! Contact me today to book your private or group class for either level! Or book both classes together and save $50! Gift Cards also available - a class would make the perfect Christmas gift!

Advanced Class includes 
* lace overlay
* tarnished silver
* brushed linen
*advanced distressing
* stenciling

Beginners Class includes
* basic painting
* glazing
* distressing
* waxing

All classes are 3 hours - but if you want to take both and soak it 
all up in one day, we'll finish up in about 5 hours! 

Contact me at 256.690.4390 or allison@vintagecharmandrestoration.com

Tarnished Silver


Brushed Linen

Lace Overlay

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Brushed Linen ~ our newest finish

This gorgeous sheraton style buffet is done in our newest finish, which I'm calling "brushed linen". It looks amazing! It seriously took me hours and several do-overs, but it turned out gorgeous! It started with a creamy off-white base, a tobacco glaze, a burnt umber shimmer glaze and then a total white wash. Lots of layers, lots of beauty! Finished off with some fresh, new hardware!


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Saturday, September 21, 2013

$100 Gift Card Giveaway!!!

I've decided it is time to do another Gift Card Giveaway!! Please share with your friends and let's get as many entries as possible!! 

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Friday, August 2, 2013


This set is to die for! I bought it from my dealer up North and it didn't last two days down here in Alabama! A 5 piece set, solid mahogany with details that go on and on and on. The chest on chest is complete with a jewelry box and dressing mirror, and the bottom drawer is a cedar chest! Top that! My goodness - I wish this set was mine to keep!

A client of mine that has been coming back and forth for some time now fell in love with this set and her and her husband bought it to celebrate their 20th Wedding Anniversary!

This set took two weeks to complete - the details were a nightmare, but ended up a dream come true! I used Virtual Taupe by Sherwin Williams as my base for a custom blended taupe and then a warm, creamy custom blended white for the details. My sprayer as usual held up and did a wonderful job with a smooth finish and all of the white details were painted by hand. Hours of labor of love :)







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