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This ain’t goodbye….it’s “see ya in my garage”


To all of the incredible Columbus Furniture Revival patrons-

I first off want to thank you all for following Columbus Furniture Revival since the beginning. I have loved collaborating with and hearing from all of you. It is time for Columbus Furniture Revival to make some changes. I opened this retail space thinking that it would be an incredible experience, which it has been. Unfortunately, it did not go in the direction I was hoping for. This has lead me to the decision that Columbus Furniture Revival will no longer have a storefront and will focus on our CUSTOM refinishing. Our doors will be closing at the end of June….and the good news is that we will be liquidating the store! EVERY PIECE OF FURNITURE WILL BE ON MEGA SALE!!!! This will start tomorrow (Friday the 30th) afternoon and go until everything is SOLD (or June 30th, whichever comes first). I will also be bringing pieces that may need a little work that will be super awesome deals.
I am very excited for the future ventures that I will be embarking on, along with continuing Columbus Furniture Revival Custom. If you have a piece of furniture that you want refinished, I am still your gal. This ain’t goodbye, it’s “see ya in my garage!” I am looking forward to working with you all in the future on some loved furniture pieces.

Mother’s Day Gifts!


Hello, Elaine here!
Mother’s Day is approaching and as a mom I thought I might be able to provide some insight about some of the lovely items we have in the shop here at Columbus Furniture Revival that any mom {or this mom} would be ecstatic to receive as a token of love and appreciation. Here goes!

Let’s start with a motherhood essential: coffee. Moms need coffee, like, to keep us alive, so we also need the quintessential Mom coffee mug. We happen to have it at our store and it’s perfect.  ^^^See^^^


While we’re giving coffee and mugs let us not forget we need a place to rest said coffee mug. These adorable coasters from CP Concrete are just the thing. We also have Tea versions if that’s more your mama’s cuppa… {do i really have to finish this pun?}


Maybe the mamas on your list need some pampering? Gretel’s soaps, salves and balms are just the thing. Luxurious without the outrageous price tag.


Jewelry is a Mother’s Day staple, right? Forgo the Jared’s collections and pick her up something a little more unique, a little more local and a little easier on your wallet. We’re overflowing with lovely, unique and reasonably priced jewelry. If anyone out there is reading for tips on what jewels I would like to receive {ahem} then I would like to go on record as saying this pyrite necklace from Sage Sprouting above and these floral earrings from Poor Sparrow below are my current faves. BUT I’d take just about anything we have…



Maybe the mama you’re shopping for is expecting? Please consider this adorable vintage high chair lovingly refinished by CFR owner, Lauren. This cherry chair is amazing. And you’d still be a hero a year later when Junior’s cake smash photos turn out adorable thanks to this added pop of color…and a great gene pool of course.


Looking for something practical and lovely? This vintage chip + dip set would be a gorgeous addition to your mom’s entertaining collection.


And last, go big or go home. This mid-century modern dresser is so versatile that I’ve picked out 5 different rooms in my house in which I could put this baby. Your mom would do the same.

So, stop in and see us this week to snatch up one of these items or peruse the rest of our wares for the perfect gift.

Vendor Profiles: Artist Robby Herbst & OneEleven


Today let’s take a look at two vendors whose wares help make CFR the fun little shop that it is.


First up is OneEleven, the fabulously hip collection of bow ties we have here in the shop. We love the patterns and luxe fabrics. Raise your hand if you’re happy that bow ties have come back into fashion in a big way? It’s easy to imagine every tie in this collection dressed up for all those summer time weddings quickly approaching or dressed down for an evening out.


Next up is the collection of prints we have from local artist Robby Herbst. It’s feeling appropriate to feature Robby’s witty arboreal works a few days after Earth Day. These are incredibly reasonably priced and would look great framed. My personal favorite is the tree growing out of the TV set. Get outside and play, folks!

And while you’re outside walk yourself down to CFR to pick up a snazzy OneEleven tie or a Herbst print. We’ll see you soon!


the colors of spring


We’re happy that the outside is finally starting to match the inside of our colorful shop. Some of our lovely in-store items and their springtime hues coming atcha:


^^^ this lovely little minty green number ^^^


^^^ add a pop of yellow to your kitchen ^^^


^^^ there’s always midgie keeping us inspired with her eggshell blue ^^^


 ^^^ and this lovely springtime collection from Sage Sprouting. April showers bring May flowers…in yo’ ears! ^^^

Stop in and see us over the weekend to make some of these pastel pieces part of your home!

Vendor Profile: Backyard Mint



You know, one of the nice things about wine is that it is seasonally appropriate year round.  That’s why we think these cork wreaths by Backyard Mint are genius. No more switching out your wreath each season or holiday. One of these lovelies will do you good all year long. OR you can switch up your own adornments if you’re really into keeping things festive.


Backyard Mint also makes cute initial decorations. That way you can hang an S on your door to say “Hey, we’re the Smiths and we wine wine all the time time.” The entrance to your home needs to make a statement and we think that is a pretty good one. They would look great anywhere really!! We take custom orders here in the shop! Just let us know your letter of choice and we’ll get our girl Brittany, the crafty lass responsible for BYM, on it.

Stop in and see us and the selection for Backyard Mint in the shop sometime soon!

Good Day, Sunshine


Thank goodness!!! Spring has sprung and I couldn’t be more grateful!!!! We are making some room for some new items, but thought I would share these lil beauties with you to hold you over!!! We also want to welcome our newest vendor CP Cement and her practical and pretty concrete coasters, spoon and ring holders. GET THEM NOW. 










Vendor Profile: Tastefully Dirty Lotions



Do you know what has saved my hands this winter? Working in a store that sells these lovely lotions. Tester bottles! Yeah!

Tastefully Dirty is another great local business that we’re pleased to have in our store as a vendor partnership. The company is based in Grandview and makes all natural, plant based skin and hair care products. Here, I’ll let their site tell you about it:

Tastefully Dirty is a plant-based hair and skin care company that uses essential oils for therapeutic benefits. Our products are completely plant based, vegan, never tested on animals and do not contain any sodium laurel sulfates, paraben, or petroleum. Every product is created with a specific purpose in mind. Essential oils are chosen for their unique properties, whether it be anti-aging, skin discoloration, rosacea, to give your skin that “glow” or the many other amazing benefits that essential oils can provide.

I love the scents but my personal go-to is the Lavender & Spearmint. And just look at how cute that travel size bottle is! Perfect for any bag.

Since it looks like we may have a few more weeks of harsh weather please stop by the shop and check out these lovely lotions. Your skin will thank you immensely.

Playing Catch Up


Its almost here!!! Those days when it stays light longer, less clothes are worn, you don’t slip on your butt walking to your car, and COLOR!!! As life thaws out, more and more spring colors are popping up everywhere. Most of you who know me, are fully aware with my obsession with chartreuse. I know you can imagine how excited I was to get that tub of color and get to work.


This is what came of my spring preparation. This incredible stools that I so badly want to take home, but of course I have no room. So they are here in the shop waiting for a good home to love them like I do.


I also recently added a gorgeous antique drop top desk. She’s a beaut, ain’t she?


Stay tuned!!! With warmer comes better working condition which only means….MORE FURNITURE!!!!!!!

Happy sunny day

Vendor Profile: Gusto Candles



Folks, today it’s spring out there. It may not stick around but just for today it was spring and I left the window cracked just a bit on the ride to work to air everything out. Because you know how everything gets that closed-up-for-4-months funk going on by the time the end of February rolls around?

Here at CFR we’ve relied on our wonderful vendor Gusto Candles to keep the stale at bay all winter and it’s worked like a dream. Now, I’m not normally a lover of food scented candles but the Gingerbread candle has gotten me through these last few weeks. See how it’s almost down to the bottom in that picture up there? Gusto has so many unique scents like Cucumber Wasabi, Tomato Leaf, and Lime Leaf & Lilly that I’m eager to try out but don’t wanna use up all our stock!




Gustos candles are made right here in Ohio and check out the repurposed wine glasses in the last photo down there. That’s part of their revitalized series and fits in so perfectly with Columbus Furniture Revival.


We hope you’ll stop in and pick out your favorite scent today. As Gusto says: life is short. make it smell good.

The Love we Love


Hi friends,

Are you looking for a last-minute token of affection for a loved one for Valentine’s Day? Here’s just a few of the loverly items we love in our shop:

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1. your love can wear your love

2. keychains make for a low-key {pun!} yet unique reminder of your affections

3. hang a reminder of your feelings around his/her neck

4. celebrate your mutual love for Columbus

5. sip from this set of romantic themed vintage glasses

Stop in to see us before Friday to snag one of these or many other thoughtful items in the shop. Hey, maybe your lover needs a mid-century fridge. We gotcha covered!