Shopping for vintage finds and antique treasures offers enterprising homeowners a way to update and spruce up their spaces while exploring some of the county’s downtowns.
Many of the shops also offer classes to help you turn that old piece of furniture into the perfect piece for your home.
Here, we offer suggestions on where to get started on your next project.
WOODSTOCK ANTIQUES & CONSIGNMENT
5643 Bells Ferry Road, Acworth
Rescuing and revitalizing found treasures for 13 years, the owners of Woodstock Antiques & Consignments seek to provide customers with unique items they can personalize to their tastes.
With over 150 vendors, the 25,000-square-foot mall is filled with an eclectic and appealing mix of hard-to-find antique and vintage items, as well as a vast selection of hand-picked consignment merchandise.
Offering home décor, furniture and lighting options among a wide array of home furnishings, Woodstock Antiques & Consignments also pops with the latest trend of farmhouse décor.
Owners Kimberly Posey and Suzie Chinal said popular fall items include wood tables, farm-inspired paintings, galvanized items, greenery and Egyptian jewelry and clothing.
Blending the old and new together, the business gives good old-fashioned service and something for everyone.
The store’s certified Paint Studio offers a variety of workshops featuring highly versatile and high-end finishes, along with repair classes.
The store also carries the popular Junk Gypsy Paint. The Junk Gypsy Chalk Clay Paint is smooth and dries to a beautiful matte finish. It comes in great vibrant boho colors as well as the soft whites, creams, and greys.
Classes offered include Cracked Patina, One Step Paint Workshop and Rescue-Restore-Redecorate Studio Time, which gives those who come in a chance to work on their own piece of furniture with the help of an instructor.
196 North St., Canton
Tucked away on the corner of historic downtown Canton, Noni’s Attic is just like your grandmother’s attic, a gathering place for unique antiques, vintage or custom crafted home decor and gift items.
Owners John Tyner and Colleen Moore offer a shop full of surprises including shabby chic furniture, custom painting of items and restorative work.
Featuring pottery, farm-built wooden tables and handcrafted jewelry from local artisans, Noni’s Attic is often described as having “Buckhead items at Canton prices.”
There are interesting items found at the store daily including a lawyer’s desk from the mid-‘50s, china cabinets, mantels and an English sideboard from the late 1800s.
Noni’s Attic takes items from the past and makes them relevant for today by offering restoration and refinishing, design services and antique appraisals.
This hidden gem began a stained glass class in September.
JUNK DRUNK JONES
175 West Main St., Canton
www.junkdrunkjones.com | (678) 951-8500
Junk Drunk Jones, where “every day should be a treasure hunt,” specializes in authentic vintage items and reproductions.
From clothing to old signage, the downtown Canton store has it all within the $30 and under price range. Curator and creator of all things Junk Drunk Jones, Stefanie Jones travels across the nation with her family to hand pick items for the shop to keep the inventory fresh and distinctive.
Whether searching the large selection of dresses from Great Britain or rummaging for timeless home décor, Junk Drunk Jones is the perfect stroll down memory lane. The store has a treasure trove of items for men, women and children including the most popular items from Blue Q, socks and bubblegum.
Prepping for fall and the holidays, Junk Drunk Jones will stock and restock everyone’s favorite football team’s signage, as well as fall inspired vintage threads.