Even though The Painterie in downtown Collingwood opened last fall, I only just recently was able to stop by for my first visit and I LOVED it! If you’re looking for one-of-a-kind gifts or unique furniture pieces, you’ve just got to stop in.
Set in a century home, the store brings together the vision of owner Jody DeCoste who says she is passionate about salvaging almost any piece of furniture that passes her way. With a recycle conscious mind, she paints and reinvents unique, quality, preloved furniture as well as selling off PRIOR TO PAINT pieces for all the “do it yourselfers” and “budget conscious” people out there. Even just chatting with Jody briefly, her passion is indeed evident and contagious.
The store includes prior to paint used furniture, furniture paints for the DYI crowd, completed painted pieces as well as wonderful gifts, collectibles and décor items from over 90 local artisans. There are beautiful works of art in every corner from soaps to paintings to fibre art and everything in between.
Additional services found in the building include C Beauty which provided aesthetic services using natural, local products on the 2nd floor and, a yoga studio on the 3rd floor.
A peek through Jody’s Facebook page gives examples of some of the great things you’ll find at the shop and includes information on workshops and more.
The shop is located on Elgin St just down from the Collingwood Library and opposite All Saints Anglican Church and is open Monday to Friday from 10-6, Saturdays 10-5 and Sundays 12-4.
Marg Scheben-Edey is a Broker with RE/MAX four seasons realty limited, Brokerage in beautiful Collingwood, ON. With three decades of experience, Marg is a leader in the local real estate marketplace and is ready to help guide both Buyers and Sellers in achieving their real estate goals. Email Marg