Why buy new when you can own a furniture piece with a story? All over the Richmond area are some fantastic locally owned stores that are a blast to browse for unique pieces for the home. These are just a few of our favorites.

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Thrill of the Hunt

This storefront in historic Ashland, VA is the work of a husband and wife team dedicated to bringing its customers one of a kind upcycled pieces, with some antiques and vintage finds sprinkled in. It’s the cutest shop with inventory that’s always changing and their staff is known for being absolutely amazing and friendly. Owner, Cathy Wood, was even trained by Annie Sloan and her team in New Jersey to become Central Virginia’s 1st Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan stockist. If you’re in the Ashland area, stopping by is a must! Oh, and fun fact, our own Emily Maltby worked here during her college years at Randolph Macon!!

RVA Antiques

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This place has it all! True antiques, upcycled furniture, salvaged items, furniture painting services, paint supplies, and even monthly classes with their “paint goddess”, Selma Harlow, so that you can learn the techniques to refinish your own pieces. Their shop is a massive 10,000 square feet of goodies to shop and browse. We could spend all day here!

ReNew Home Furnishings

Not only does shop have a showroom full of gorgeous re-done furnishings, gifts, and home decor, they were voted R-Home Reader Favorite for one of the best places for reupholstery, refinishing, and custom painting. So, if you have furniture you’ve inherited or bought that needs a refresh, ReNew will make it absolutely amazing. Find them on Patterson Ave. just off of Rt. 288.

 

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If it’s midcentury modern you’re into, Teegeebee’s got what you need. Located on Staples Mill Rd. in Richmond, their collection includes mid-century modern furniture and Danish modern furniture, 1960’s paintings, enamelware, Scandinavian pottery and glass, teak accessories, home decor in acrylic and chrome, dinnerware, eclectic artwork, and beautiful lamps and lighting from the Eames era. They offer fabulous modern finds for great prices.

The Vintage Owl

One of our favorite places to find restored, repurposed, upcycled, custom furniture, and home decor is The Vintage Owl right here in Chesterfield. They are constantly updating their inventory on their Facebook page, which is so convenient for those who can’t find the time to stop by the shop.