"Rejuvenating forlorn furniture with love."
Years ago, I took a leap of faith and followed my husband’s desires to move to South Florida. After leaving an amazing career as a video editor for The Today Show in NYC, I found myself confounded in south Florida wallowing in my “lost career”, “hurt ego”, and “new motherhood” self-pity party.
I have always been a garage sale junky and an avid lover of antiques and I found solace whilst driving through our suburban, Floridian landscape scattered with forlorn pieces of furniture from times gone by. And so it started, refurbishing pieces that were found or purchased. I was deriving satisfaction and expressing myself in a creative manner that paralleled something from my previous life.
I started painting and refurbishing from my own home in Boca but within a year developed the need for a larger workplace and better location for clients. In 2014 I rented a small 400 square foot warehouse bay- Bay38 was born. A few years later, frustrated by the high costs of retail space rent, I banded together with another local business woman to share a brick and mortar shop in Boca Raton called Vintage Home Collective which was Bay38 Furniture’s home for three years. Now we are back in a warehouse space located in the urban arts district of Boca Raton, ROCUrban.
Bay38 features a curated, eclectic collection of antiques & vintage furnishings. We also provide painting services, specializing in milk paint and lacquer. The shop contains a funky mix of furnishings as well as artwork, lighting, pillows, pocketbooks, jewelry, and accessories from around the world.
There is no lack of color at Bay38, combining bright, fun colors with interesting, unexpected patterns and textiles. Bay38 doesn’t fit one specific genre but may be coined as Hollywood Glam or Palm Beach Regency with a touch of Beetlejuice!
A large part of my business is custom work, collaborating with customers on how we can transform their existing pieces of furniture. This is probably what would set us apart from other like businesses. I have never had anyone challenge the quality of work we do. Any of my customers will attest to the passion and heart that is put into every piece regarding creativity and skill.
We are a proud retailer of The Real Milk Paint Co. Carrying a variety of powdered milk paint colors, waxes and glazes. This line of earth-friendly products is environmentally friendly, non-toxic paint and protects the user from the harmful effects of traditional paint while also being kind to the environment. Learn beginning steps of prepping a piece of furniture and basic milk painting techniques.