Gothic BoHo Vintage Mirror

Petey helped me with this project!

Thank you for stopping by today and checking out my latest post on YouTube revamping a Vintage mirror I thrifted for $13. I made it into a wonderful Gothic BoHo Vintage Mirror using Dixie Belle Paint in Light Pink, Caviar, Midnight Sky, White Glaze and Clear Coat in Flat. I also used White Wax by Waverly. We sell Dixie Belle Paint at The Other Side Vintage in Tallahassee, Florida and also on our Ebay. Have questions or comments? Just post them here or send us an email to:

You can Change Your Mind on Colors Mid Project

Check out this video on YouTube of changing your mind on colors mid project.

Started out with one idea for this vintage cedar lined wardrobe and changed up several times in the middle of the project. It turned out great in the end!


Painting and changing your mind on colors.

Painting a little table – 2 live videos

Check out these two YOU TUBE LIVE videos we did while painting a little table we got from one of our pickers. We like to try out different paints and today we are trying out a basic black spray enamel paint with Waverly chalk paint in blue and a sample of Duck Cloth by Dixie Bell Paints. The brushes used are both from Waverly. See links below

Waverly Paint at WalMart

Waverly Paint Brush at WalMart

DixieBelle Paint in Drop Cloth which we may start selling via The Other Side Vintage

YouTube videos for The Other Side Vintage


Wet distressing

Check out this link for a quick peek at wet distressing.

Reupholstering a Chair Seat

Check out this quick video of Reupholstering a Chair Seat

Reupholstering a Chair Seat





Thrift Shop Vs. Vintage Co-Op


by Zan Walker of The Other Side Vintage – Tallahassee, Florida

“Do people just give all of this stuff to you for free?” “Where do you get all of this stuff?” “What kind of store is this?” Questions we hear every day at The Other Side Vintage in Tallahassee, Florida. The answer to all of these questions and more, are what makes us unique. We are a combination of vintage boutique, second hand store, antique shop, thrift shop, estate shop, consignment shop, rental store, music store, gift shop, and so much more. To narrow it down, we like to call it a Vintage Co-Op.

You support over 35 locally owned businesses under one roof. They each have a booth space within the store and this affords us to offer unique, diverse and fun merchandise including furniture, clothing, art, jewelry, home décor, music, kitchenware, gift items, toys, electronics, books, collectibles, and more. Each booth has a variety of items that are curated from their buying trips all over the world with hand-made, upcycled, antique, vintage to trendy, retro and modern pieces. The store is not just booth spaces, we also have a large vintage vinyl record selection, an air-conditioned “pink door gallery” filled with furniture, art, and collectibles, and a wonderful rental program for theatre groups, photographers, films, runways, events and home stagers.

We purchase the majority of our items from our travels, locally from estates, thrifting, and from daily walk-ins at our Railroad Square Art Park location.  And yes, we do accept donations. When accepting donations, we will ask the client what their favorite local charity is, and we will proceed to make a charity contribution to that particular local charity. “Do people just give all of this stuff to you for free?” -NO.  “Where do you get all of this stuff?” -Anywhere and everywhere we can find it.  “What kind of store is this?” – a Vintage Co-Op proudly located in our hometown of Tallahassee, Florida

Before & After Gypsy & Bassett Chest of Drawers

Check out these before and afters.









Before & After Palm Beach chest of drawers

One of our “finders” found this chest of drawers that needed some TLC.


It was a little plain and we envisioned some pretty pink and greens that are the color of the year. We were thinking… beachy fun, coastal bungalow… Palm Beach!


Originally it was fine but needed a bit of sassing up. We started with sanding and shoring up the drawers with repairing rails and several coats of candle wax to make them glide smoothly. Then it was time for 2 coats of heavy duty clear primer/sealer. After that it was 2 coats of a primer/paint combination of a pinky fun color.



Now we decided to add a bit of custom made crackle medium before applying 2 coats of a light green.





After sealing it we realized we wanted a bit more of the pinky fun color to shine through so we hand dry brushed it until we got it to the AHA point that made us smile. We painted the blue handles with a coat of the light green and then with the pinky fun color on top of that.


And here she is…Palm Beachy chest of drawers. She found a new home and that makes us happy after spending several days with this piece.






Before & After

We love finding and recreating items. With a few good repairs and lots of layers of custom paint, things that were once considered non usable are now functional and fun again! Like this lovely vintage Florida Industries side table. Stop by and see us at The Other Side Vintage in Tallahassee, Florida or online at Instagram http://www.Instagram/TheOtherSideVintage or or





Before and After

We love before and afters. 

We are still working on replacing the top knobs. We took the photo before replacing them.