Finding treasure in the lost and forgotten

Dustbin Revival is a boutique studio filled with one-of-a-kind pieces of painted furniture and eco-friendly paint supplies

C’mon in, have a look around

And indulge yourself in a little revival love

Revive: verb  | re·vive  | ri-ˈvīv | To restore from a depressed, inactive, or unused state.

Here at Dustbin Revival, we have a thing for this particular interpretation when it comes to painted  furniture!

But Dustbin Revival is more than just your average studio that sells painted furniture! It’s a place where pretty special things happen on a regular basis. Born out of the love of a Mama and her daughter’s quest to save the tired and the worn, the aged and the dated, the unloved and discarded, Dustbin became a place of solace and a setting for these gorgeous old pieces to begin life anew!

We are storytellers at heart and these lovely old works of art never disappoint us. We never miss the opportunity to profile each piece with a humorous glimpse into their past, their journey through revival and their hopes for the future as we prepare them for adoption. Our passion to save these vintage and antique pieces runs deep and we do all that we can to revive and restore them while keeping their integrity and character intact.

Vintage, Antique, Farmhouse, Mid-Century, Contemporary, Rustic, Distressed and Shabby Chic

Our versatile pieces will be completely at home in your home! Our stock is continuously changing as we acquire and revive these restored beauties,  so be sure to keep an eye out for that special piece for you own space.

But we don’t stop there. We also carry a line of eco-friendly paints and finishes so you can get in on the action and revive your own special somebody.

Despite this proper and quite formal introduction of what we do there is a whole load of ‘comedy of errors’ along the way. Things get done and the outcome is always exciting, but our path is a little wayward from execution to completion.

We wouldn’t have it any other way!

Revivals for sale

Get ready to see what a whole lotta love, paint and coffee can do! If you are looking for that special piece of painted furniture to anchor a room, a pop of colour or a subtle sophisticated neutral, a large practical storage piece or petite catch all, we have you covered.

Paints & Finishes

Been feeling the urge to revive a piece of your own furniture? We’ve got all the materials to help you create your masterpiece! A great selection of eco-friendly paints, waxes, creams and dusts are all available at our studio. Got questions? We’re here to help!

REVIVALS GALLERY

Take a walk down Dustbin’s memory lane and get some inspiration for your next piece.  Let your  imagination soar as you browse through all of the painted  furniture that has been lovingly upcycled, revived and  happily rehomed!

The Dustbin Newsreel

 What’s happening with the Dustbin Ladies

What’s in your bag?

We thought we would have a little fun and turn it into a fantastic giveaway! After digging through our purses yesterday desperately searching for a tiny bag of screws for some hinges we took off a piece, both Mama and I realized the depths of our hoarding issues even...

Custom Colour Prep 101 – Dustbin Style

Today we are going to share with you our step-by-step process to create a custom blend colour.  DAY 1 Disclaimer. There is a complete lack of precision and documentation when we mix a custom color. Er...we may re-catorgorize this blog as "How Not To" 🙂 That's why you...

It’s all about Jane

This piece is a tribute to one of our favourite authors - Jane Austen. As far as we know, Ms. Austen never published any Haiku, so we decided to try our hand and put a Dustbin spin on her "introduction" to society.  It is indeed a very lame Haiku because it is 7:00am...

How to Revive a Studio – Dustbin Style

Yes, we do revive more than furniture...which was more of a surprise to us than nearly anyone! We found a cute little studio space in the fall of 2016 and discovered skills and talents we never thought we had. It started off with concrete floors, no drywall in places...

Dustbin’s Places and Spaces

Where we hang out online and in-person

IN HOUSE VIEWING

Our studio is located in Pickering, ON.  If you’re in the ‘hood, drop by and see us!  Our locations and hours are posted here. ***If you need an appointment outside of our regular business hours, please send a note to dustbinrevival@gmail.com or message us through Facebook

ONLINE LISTINGS

We list our painted furniture (aka glamourous revivals)  on the online platforms listed below as well as here.

Facebook

Etsy

Varage Sale

SOCIAL SETTINGS

We’re pretty social so we hang out on a few networks. You can see what we’re up to here: Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

Whispering Sweet Nothings

What our sweet customers have to say about us

Can't wait to make more purchases in the future!

Purchased a desk and chair recently and am absolutely thrilled with them and the work that was put into them. Can’t wait to make more purchases in the future!

– Michelle

Always a pleasure doing business with!

Lovely owners and very helpful. Love your work

– Lucy

Beautiful Pieces

WELL DONE . Very Happy to have found this site !

– Sharon

You guys do amazing work

I am now a proud owner of a beautiful piece of furniture, thanks to Dustbin revival. I have already received so many compliments on it. You guys do amazing work.

– Parneet

"Highly recommend Dustbin Revival"

We bought a stunning piece for our living room and had Carole revitalize another dresser for our bedroom and we couldn’t have been happier with the end products and how great Carole was to work with. She even went the extra mile and suggested decor items such as some wonderful cushion covers which helped bring our whole living room together. Highly recommend dustbin revival and hope to be back for more pieces as space permits!

– Karishma 

Friends, PLEASE check it out ~ you won’t be disappointed!!

I am so thrilled to have discovered Dustbin Revival!! Carole is so dedicated and talented in bringing new life to old pieces ~ the curio cabinet is going to look wonderful ~ just perfect! ~ in my bathroom, and I can’t wait to pick up the bureau!!!

– Gloria