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10 random things you may not know about The Other Side Vintage

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: theothersidevintage@gmail.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.

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Before and After Grande Dame carved vintage chair.

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.

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Before and After demi loon mint julep table.

We love before and afters.  This before and after is of a demi loon mahogany table.  It has its blemishes and has been very loved.  Reworked by first sanding, then two coats of primer due to the deepness of the color of the original wood.  Then six coats of a custom blend which becomes just slight of a true mint color.  Then we hand distressed the table, and then topped off with three coats of a clear protective finish.

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June First Friday = Bridezillas!

Our theme for June’s First Friday Gallery Hop is BRIDEZILLAS!!  The guys and gals will be dressed up in bridal gowns [or honeymoon attire ;)] purely for their entertainment!  It is supposed to rain, and possibly get pretty muggy but if you feel like dressing up there’s something in it for you!  Dress up in your best bridezilla garb and mention this blog post when you come in to shop and you will receive a little wedding gift from your friends down at The Other Side Vintage!

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