The mother- and daughter-in-law team of Connie Odekirk and Sasha Hostettler has opened a new store in Jollietville, 17610 Joliet Rd., just outside of Westfield. The two have been in business together for three years re-purposing old furniture, vintage signs and painting furniture and décor.
Hostettler and her husband attended an estate sale with friends when she first discovered the idea for the business.
“I fell in love with old interesting pieces of furniture you don’t see in stores anymore,” she said. “We came home with two truckloads of furniture.”
Using Odekirk’s background as an interior designer, the two now restore and transform previously loved items into beautiful, versatile furniture and accessories for the home and garden.
“We live in a throw-away society. We wanted to give beautiful pieces another chance at life,” said Hostettler. “Through processes such as painting, distressing and construction, we create extraordinary from the ordinary.”
“We will not paint a real antique,” added Odekirk. “We take pieces and parts and make something else or make it look better.”
In the summer of 2011, the two were introduced to Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and said it was love at first brushstroke.
“It’s a wonder paint for do-it-yourselfers,” said Hostettler, adding that the paint does not require prepping, sanding or primer. “You just clean and paint.”
ReStyled began stocking Chalk Paint in December 2011 and was the first retailer in Indiana to do so. They currently are the Chalk Paint supplier for two-thirds of the state – from Ind. 26 in Lafayette south to Kentucky. Hostettler and Odekirk also teach workshops on Chalk Paint and the wax coating that finishes it.
“I love the way furniture looks and feels (with Chalk Paint),” Odekrik said.
ReStyled, 17610 Jolliet Rd., is open 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and for special shows and workshops. They can be reached at 804-1373 or online at restyledfurniture.com.
ReStyled is also located at Booth No. 110 within Logan Village Mall in downtown Noblesville. Logan Village Mall is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.