about vintage & varnish
Vintage & Varnish was established in 2015 and specializes in the refinishing and refurbishing of furniture in Edmonton, Alberta. Vintage & Varnish creates everything from reworked furniture, and glass etched tables to modern décor pieces, photo plaques and customized farmhouse signs.
After 3 years in business creating custom décor for others it became apparent that people longed to create their own handmade pieces and were eager for direction on how to make this happen. In January of 2018 sign painting parties were born!
Vintage & Varnish is owned and operated by Kelly Barker. Kelly currently lives in Edmonton with her husband – Mr. Vintage & Varnish – and their two children. When she isn’t spending time with her family, Kelly is creating in her home studio or out teaching other DIYers how to make their own wood signs and décor pieces.
Kelly’s favourite styles include modern boho, farmhouse, shabby chic, French Country and Industrial. Kelly loves to create in colour – rich bold and beautiful hues. If given the choice, she would never paint in white.
Who is Vintage & Varnish?
Kelly Barker has been immersed in the world of woodwork her entire life. After painting her first table at age 12, she developed a passion for reworking old furniture and transforming it into something beautiful.
Kelly bought, gutted and renovated her first home in 2010. Six years and many renovations later, with her and her husband Ryan’s second-born on the way, Kelly began refinishing an old crib, headboard, shutters and several small décor pieces.
After countless hours of love and labour were spent creating the perfect space for their daughter, Kelly realized her talent went beyond just a hobby. Thus, Vintage & Varnish was born.
Vintage & Varnish Creations
Vintage & Varnish specializes in framing the classic elegance of older furniture within a beautiful, modernized design. Through the blending of tones and textures, Kelly is able to showcase traits and characteristics that are unique to a piece while still imagining something that is completely brand new.
Thanks to an eye for detail and an unbridled passion for design, Kelly has helped create countless pieces for clients that perfectly encapsulate the spirit of their home or office. Vintage & Varnish is a perfect choice for that special someone in your life. Each individualized item is hand-crafted to show love, gratitude and appreciation – all the elements one looks for in a perfect gift.
What Makes Vintage & Varnish Special
Vintage & Varnish is about more than just reworked furniture. It is a passion born from years of experience. Beyond that, Kelly is constantly learning new techniques and trends, and incorporating them into her work. Her mission is simple: Bringing classic elegance to life while incorporating an original twist.
Every Vintage & Varnish piece is meticulously planned, beautifully designed and perfectly executed. Even more so, it bears the timeless love and passion Kelly has for her craft. Kelly is proud to have designed pieces for people across Canada.