An Antique Stores Unique Transformation

Daniella Toth Farkas’ first Junktique location in Norwalk, Connecticut, started out like any other antique store. But it quickly morphed into a shop/studio that specialized in reusing, repurposing, and recycling old pieces of wooden furniture by repainting them with Chalk Paint decorative paint by Annie Sloan. A high-quality, low-VOC decorative paint from England, it requires no sanding or priming and covers virtually every indoor and outdoor surface in addition to oak, mahogany, and pine. The new Rye shop features for sale both unpainted (dressers, cedar chests, secretary hutches, and nightstands) and repainted (smaller chairs start at $100 with larger hutches up to $2,000) furniture that Farkas finds at tag sales, auctions, estate sales, and on the side of the road. The shop—whose walls, fixtures, and floors are painted with Chalk Paint—also will custom-paint your own pieces in addition to offering workshops for diehard DIYers.  

Junktique Recycling
67 Purchase St, Rye (914) 481-5353;