Vintage home decor store opens in Inman | Spartanburg Business

INMAN — A home decor store that flips old household items and offers decorating classes has opened in downtown Inman.

Vintage Restore and More sells a mix of wholesale and retail home decor, both new and old. Customers can buy sewn and quilted products, painted furniture, tea towels with stamping, handcrafted soaps and handmade jewelry, among many other items.

The classes focus on topics such as stamping fabric, making kitchen signs or learning to refinish or paint old furniture. There’s a three-hour flip your own piece class where customers bring in furniture that’s small enough to fit into the front seat of a car. The class gives basic tips so they can go home and work on larger pieces of furniture.

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The store had a soft opening in December 2021 and an official grand opening on Feb. 5.

“Even if you’re not into the retail part of it, there’s something about crafting and creating that’s very soothing,” said Susan Robinson, owner of Vintage Restore and More. “I have always loved painting and I would paint every room in the house, and paint it over again.”

Robinson previously worked in a hair salon. As her children got older, she had more free time and decided to get into flipping home decor. She started the business in 2017 traveling to markets, then set up her first physical store in February 2020.

“Whether you’re a crafter or shopper, there’s something for everybody,” said Diana Viola, Robinson’s assistant.

The new 2,400-square-foot store is more than 100 years old and was previously a post office and a furniture company. The floors have been sanded, stained and refinished. Paneling that was resurfaced to look like brick was used in a back room that had crumbling plaster.

Viola has items she’s made in the store. Her most recent project was hand-stamped tea towels.

The store is open from Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those interested in taking classes can do so by signing up through the store’s website at

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