I drove over to Seekonk on a particularly cold afternoon and was immediately warmed as soon as I stepped into Painted Ladies. The intimate space was full of charming lamps, neat tables and dressers, robust rocking chairs and eye-catching trinkets.
For about a year now, co-owners Patti Ressler and Melissa Treichler have created a store that’s dedicated to breathing new life into old and recycled objects. “The whole idea is to upcycle, recycle and to get people to see that what they have is just as good as something new,” says Patti. She does the refurbishing and painting of the furniture, while Melissa does the artwork and jewelry. Patti finds and redoes old pieces to display in the store, or you can bring in something from your house that you’re not happy with, and Patti will fix it up just for you.
The blend of art and making old things new again is apparent throughout the store – with birdhouses made from old license plates, wine bottles filled with Christmas lights to make a cute twinkly lamp and unique jewelry handmade from scrap metal. Everything in the store is locally made with local materials.
Melissa also does Paint At Home parties, where she’ll come to your home and bring painting supplies and canvases so you and you friends can paint something beautiful together.
Explore the beauty of recycling and renewal with a visit to Painted Ladies and find something to warm up your home for the holidays.
370 Taunton Avenue, Seekonk