Everything — and everyone — has a story. Each hardwood board of the floor has the ability to tell the tale of time, of life’s triumphs and tragedies. The drawers of an old hutch and the trinkets within might hold the secrets and mysteries of life long ago.
The Painted Crate is here to help you find inspiration in those well-loved vintage items. We specialize in finding diamonds in the rough and repurposing them for use and display in today’s homes.
Whether the items you find in our shop are truly vintage or simply made to look that way, just one step inside The Painted Crate will pique the inner creative in you.
Located in a former automotive shop in Columbus, Wisconsin, The Painted Crate is a retailer of Country Chic Paint and supplies, Mudpaint, General Finishes stains and topcoats, Bumblewood Soaps, and 1803 candles. We also carry one-of-a-kind signs crafted by local artisans, and our revamped space is filled with unique items that are perfect for gifting or decorating your home.
Owner Cindy Klein has a passion for reviving vintage furniture and teaching others how to do the same, and she opened The Painted Crate in 2016 as an outlet for her creativity. She offers workshops and one-on-one classes where participants can hone their own craft by practicing on their own small pieces of furniture.