Join Our Mailing List!
Latest News:
Christmas Spirit in our Home Town -- "By Paul Chasko Once again in 2018, our Finleyville and Union Township ..." -- 29 December 2018
McMurray VFW Auxiliary Helps For The Holidays! -- "McMurray VFW Auxiliary Helps with Holiday Gifting for Children and Overseas ..." -- 28 December 2018
Peters Township Recreation Center Upcoming ... -- "The Peters Township Recreation Center, located at 700 Meredith Drive, Venetia, ..." -- 28 December 2018
South Park Women’s Club Meeting Jan. 21 -- "The South Park Women's Club (SPWC) will be meeting on Monday January 21, 2019." -- 28 December 2018
AARP Tax-Aide Volunteers Available in the South ... -- "AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will help prepare 2018 income tax returns for people ..." -- 28 December 2018
West Elizabeth Celebrates Christmas with Music ... -- "By Charlotte Hopkins West Elizabeth hosted their annual Christmas ornament ..." -- 28 December 2018
Donora Senior Center in Need of Volunteers to ... -- "Do you have a few hours a week to spare for a worthwhile cause? Donora senior ..." -- 28 December 2018
Crafters Needed For 21st Annual “Fleatique on the ... -- "Artisans, crafters, flea market, antique and food vendors are needed for the ..." -- 28 December 2018
Cook Announces $141,000 in Community Conservation ... -- "Rep. Bud Cook (R-Washington/Fayette) announced recently that two 49th ..." -- 28 December 2018
The New Eagle VFD to Host 14th Annual Valentines ... -- "The New Eagle VFD will host their 14th Annual ‘Valentines Dance’ on ..." -- 28 December 2018

Business & Merchant

Paint Me Pretty Gives Used Furniture a Makeover

By Kyra Bergman

Paint Me Pretty is a unique shop owned by Gaylene Walker and specializes in refurbished furniture. Their new location opened in mid September at 6187 Route 88 in Finleyville, directly across the street from the Dairy Queen.

Furniture 1
A "Paint Me Pretty" piece of furniture

“I find pieces of furniture that are no longer wanted or are in extremely poor shape, and I fix them and turn them into something people can use all over again,” says Walker. She has turned her new shop on Route 88 in Finleyville into a show room for items of furniture she has lovingly restored and turned into unique pieces of art.

As an artist, with a degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, Gaylene began with the more conventional route of painting on canvas and doing murals on walls. Then one day her daughter suggested she paint some furniture for her granddaughter’s playroom and she found her passion. “I go out and treasure hunt,” explains Walker. “Every little piece has its own little story to tell.” “I want people to feel like they are getting something nobody else has.”

In addition to her own work, Gaylene also carries products from local vendors such as Louie Prior upcycled jewelry, Victoria’s Fudge-a-Licious homemade chocolate and candies, Swope’s Berries & Bees honey products, Rutz all natural cleaning supplies, the Original Bees Wax Furniture Polish, and works of art by RKS Photography. She also sells the products she uses for restoring furniture and offers paint classes. And for animal lovers she sells t-shirts and greeting cards with all proceeds benefiting Angel Ridge Animal Rescue and Fix Your Cat.

Stop by her shop located on Route 88 in Finleyville and talk to Gaylene about purchasing something she has already completed or having some custom work done on a piece of your own. Paint Me Pretty can be reached by phone at 724-348-6100, or you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/paintmepretty15317/

RealEstate270x64

Bug Muggers

Pizza Station

PaVendors-web-ad

Trinity 275

Slagle 275

Mon Valley Hospital

  • Prev
  • Featured Advertisers
Scroll to top