NOW Readers’ Choice Winner

I am so excited to announce we have been voted the Best Design Firm in Toronto! This is a huge honour and I really want to Thank you Toronto for all the Love and Support! It has been quite a journey these past 7 years. My business has grown to incorporate more than just antique and vintage finds. I also create custom pieces using reclaimed materials and live edge wood. My designs have outfitted both residential and retail spaces across the city, and I look forward to making something for your space.

Check out NOW Magazine for all the other winners this year, including the Arts Market voted Best Unique Gift Store.

Got in a whole lotta barn board!

I love using reclaimed materials. Its better for the environment and you can’t beat the look of authentic barn wood. I love the character and history that comes through in each piece I design.

Processing all the barn board and getting it ready to be used for upcoming projects.

Provenance

Its rare, but pretty great when you can find out the history on the materials you use. This barn board is from a barn built in 1909 in Georgina, Ontario. It was originally a blacksmiths shop, but was later converted into a gas station in the 1920’s.

Barn Board Builds

Creating a large coffee tasting bar for a specialty coffee roasting shop in the Junction. Stay tuned for more pics.

Trunk Restoration

Hey! Did you know that I am one of Ontario’s leading trunk restorers? I can revive that old family trunk or repurpose it into something different, like a bar! I love preserving family legacy. Send an email with a few pics and measurements, and I’ll get back to you with a quote.

Now Readers’ Choice 2018 Award

Exciting news, we’ve been awarded First Runner Up for Now Magazines Readers’ Choice for Best Design Firm in Toronto! And we’re in good company too… The Arts Market also shares First Runner Up for Best Unique Gift Store.

Thank you to everyone who voted. ❤️

Furniture. Lighting. Custom Designs.

AJ’s Antique Revival is your local source for ethically salvaged live edge creations, quality reclaimed furniture, antiques, vintage, lighting and restoration services.

Ask about our custom design solutions for storage and shelving.

Vintage finds available in our 2 showrooms in the Arts Market in Leslieville and Riverside neighbourhood in Toronto, 1114 & 790 Queen St. East.  It’s the perfect place to shop for things you didn’t even know you wanted. Go on a treasure hunt and have fun, cool finds await! Find that beautiful piece that brings the perfect rustic touch into your space or get some inspiration and let AJ make you something beautiful.

 

Come follow AJ on her adventures, as she creates, restores and customizes her way through Toronto. Do you have a project in mind? Grandma’s trunk need a refresh? Need to organize a space with custom shelving? Give AJ a shout! She’d love to work with you.

 

It’s All About the Patina

Furniture should be functional and inviting. It should tell a story, spark conversation, and should definitely be something that can stand the test of time and be passed down to generations.
I love to rework pieces and bring back their functionality. The ideal restoration job for me, is one where the patina is preserved and the piece is protected for years of enjoyment. It’s that rustic approach to restoration and repurposing that really gets my creative juices flowing. It’s not about sanding the antique wood down to the bare bones and making it brand new, its about breathing new life into a piece and letting its flaws or marks show history and be points of enjoyment.

My reclaimed and repurposed pieces always tend to fall somewhere in between a masculine and feminine genre. For example, pairing cold cast iron piping with soft painted mason jars, my pipe lighting designs are great for any space. The vintage industrial style makes them a lighting statement rather than just a standard lamp. It’s that yin & yang that I also bring to my furniture design, interior decorating and custom work too. I am always pairing clean lines and versatility with rustic influences.

If you are looking for a specific something, have an idea in mind, need a piece reworked or have one you want to part with, give me a shout!

Cheers,

AJ

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Trunk Restoration

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Original Lighting Designs