A little about me – Donna Barbieri
Painted Patina gave me the inspiration to presume my chance to reinvent myself, after working in the corporate industry for 28 years. I have a love for vintage inspired design. I cherish the pieces that were collected over time from family, friends and the occasional flea market excursions, and restoring them with a new look.
My passion for painting and re-purposing furniture has been a lifelong hobby that started when I first discovered how to transform garage sale items for a porch 15 years ago. What a great way to economize and salvage good quality furniture! Seeing the transformation from “old and tired” to “fresh and new” is so exciting to see, and continues to energize me with fresh ideas to up-cycle great stuff.
My eye has always been drawn to architectural elements that have aged gracefully, with a time worn patina finish. Helping people create a new refreshed look with their own furniture or custom sourcing a piece to fit that specific space is a great opportunity to reclaim those attic treasures. Reinvent your room, and help to keep our landfills clean.
Sometimes once piece is all it takes to completely transform your space!