Hours & Info607 McDonnell Drive
Tallahassee, FL 32310
[in Railroad Square Art Park - first building on the left]1-850-224-6666Tuesday - Saturday 11am-6pm
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We love coming across vintage real wood treasures that have lost their sass due to wear and neglect. This beauty had wire tied where the handles should had been and the top was mangled from wear and tear. We did not find a maker’s mark but we did find a stamp dated January 1958 on the bottom of one of the drawers. This is all wood, tongue and groove drawers and lovely as can be now that it has been revamped by one of our local artists. Sanded down and revamped with a lovely custom color of barely blue hand made chalk paint and then sealed with several coats of matte sealant. Vintage handles are the original handles that we were lucky to find inside the chest of drawers.
Vintage French ornate styled table with storage cabinet below. Metal Fleur de Lis pull handle. Measures approximately 20.25″ wide x 22.25″ tall. Only $69
Call 850/224-6666 for more information or to purchase via phone.
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in Railroad Square Art Park
1st building on the left
607 McDonnell Drive
Tallahassee, Florida 32310
[Take Gaines Street to Railroad Avenue. Go over the train tracks and take your first right into Railroad Square Art Park. We are the first building on the left.]
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11am-6pm
Closed most Mondays – call first
1. The Other Side Vintage BUYS items including furniture, costumes, vintage clothing, jewelry, art, vinyl records, music instruments, collectibles and more. Email a photo and price of items you would like to sell to: email@example.com We also accept walk-ins for items for sale Tuesday-Friday 12noon-5pm. It is best to call 850/224-6666 first to let us know you are on your way.
2. The Other Side Vintage offers RENTALS on most everything in the store. This is a great option when you have an upcoming event, party, play, or photo shoot and may only use the item for one time.
3. The Other Side Vintage is NOT a thrift store, but rather a combination retro vintage bazaar, marketplace, and co-op including 35 separate booth spaces.
4. The Other Side Vintage is locally owned by natives of Tallahassee and has over 35 vendor booth spaces and hires local and regional artists and buyers to search out all over to find unique and creative items to provide to their customers for their homes and wardrobes.
5. The Other Side Vintage opened their doors on March 1st 2000. Originally located on West Tharpe Street on “the other side” of The Patio Shop, it is now located in historic Railroad Square Art Park since April 1st 2005, first in the space now housed by Cosmic Cat Comics, and in the new larger space since August 2010.
6. The Other Side Vintage was in Southern Living Magazine, the music video for “Break the Cycle” by Cory Lamb directed by Stephen Baldwin was shot inside the store, along with many other movies shot by Florida State Film School.
7. The Other Side Vintage loves when customers bring in their pets and has been visited by customers’ dogs, cats, bunnies, guinea pigs, birds, pigs, and even snakes [yikes!].
8. The Other Side Vintage has donated hundreds of gift baskets, gift certificates, rentals and silent auction items to local charities and schools.
9. The Other Side Vintage has had customers from all over the world who are in town visiting the beautiful Capital of Florida, Tallahassee, and has shipped items all over the world.
10. The Other Side Vintage crew loves what they do and learns something new every day from researching items that have just arrived. Just when we think we have seen it all, something unique arrives and surprises us.
We love revamping items such as this 1940s chest of drawers. This item found its way into our lives and it was just screaming to be loved and transformed back into its heyday. After cleaning it with gentle cleaners and lots of elbow grease to get the nicotine and years of grime off, we gently sanded it, glued and shored up the drawers, and then prepared it for its first coat of primer.
We used three coats of primer, leaving dry time in-between coats. Then we decided to go monochromatic in a lovely 1940s glamour grey. After applying six coats with dry time in-between coats, we let it cure for a few days. After that, we applied three coats of a clear, yet matte top coat, allowing dry time in-between coats. Now it is lovely and ready to shine in its new home. We priced it at a reasonable $159. Call 850/224-6666 for more information on this or other items we have revamped, or to purchase via phone. Check out other items on our Facebook page where there are many photos to look at http://www.Facebook.com/theothersidevintage or Instagram #theothersidevintage.
As you can see here, when you come across a furniture item that has some minor issues sometimes the best answer is to sand it down and give it some love with a new sassy color scheme. This table is sturdy, a great size and good functionally, but was lacking some much needed loving.
After sanding it down, priming it, and then several coats of a sassy orange-red color, along with several coats of a sealer, it is ready to go! We called her Katy.
This lovely chair has so much character and a little bit of a back story. She arrived at our store with a set of 4 other chairs. The client swore this chair matched all the rest, but in reality, this chair did not match the other chairs. It was a bit older and had a different carving pattern on the back of the chair.
Of course the other chairs sold fairly quick, while this lone chair sat in waiting to be picked and loved. A month went by and so she called out for some TLC. It was time for a retro revamp as we like to call upcycling.
We have spent hours with her, starting with cleaning her up with some mild soap and water and letting her dry and soak up the fresh sunny Florida air. Although on some of the days it was a chilly 40-50 degrees. Then began the retro revamp with light sanding to remove the thick polyurethane she was covered in. Next up was three coats of primer [she was very dark wood]. The next step was choosing a lovely custom color of what we like to call cafe blanco. It is a lovely white color with just the hint of a pale pink. After hand painting her with three coats with waiting time in-between each coat, she really was calling out to us and her name became the Grande Dame chair. Next came another custom color of what we like to call creamy white watered down for a whitewash effect on top of the other coats of cafe blanco. Then we realized the back should be just as fascinating as the carving on the front. So the decision was made to add a custom pink color on the top of the back so if she is seen from across the room the back would be just as lovely. The pink was a custom color we call carnival cotton candy and then after several coats we dry brushed another custom color called cartoon purple in several coats. Then we used a dark washing of a greyish color for the shading.
After a day soaking up the Florida sun, it was time to distress her. Hand distressing in all the right spots that would be affected over the years of being sat in around a big table with friends and family, or alone for a good book. Spending hours with this chair was fun! After distressing it was time for wipe down to get all sanding residue away. Then the final steps were crackling her and then sealing her with several coats of clear.