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Kristi Arpasi, AIFD

My Side Hustle

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I discovered my love for refinishing and recycling thrift store treasures. I will post my current projects here, and you can check out my Etsy store at All items are available at the studio, so if you would like to see something or have any questions, please text me at 317-709-5130.


This child’s rocker was refinished, then I wove the Shaker seat. Shaker tape is available in several color combinations. Text me! 317-709-5130


I found this vintage bread box at Midland Arts & Antiques. After stripping it down and sanding, I painted it kind of a creamy off-white, then added an antiquing glaze giving it this cool patina. Lastly, I hand-painted the Victorian lettering and added the copper hardware.


I came across these old candle holders at a thrift store. The material is some type of resin. I painted these with chalk paint and glazed with antiquing wax.


Pineapple is the symbol for welcome. These old pineapple candle holders came from a flea market. I painted and antiqued them.


I found this folding bookshelf at the Noblesville Antique Mall. I stripped off the old finish and sanded, then applied a stain.