Three local shops put their own spin on the midcentury modern trend, restoring vintage treasures.

Mystery Danish chair courtesy of Joint Effort Studio

Mystery Danish chair courtesy of Joint Effort Studio

Joint Effort Studio

Architect-turned-furniture-designer Jesse Damrow crafts gorgeous original modern pieces and sells reconditioned midcentury chairs (like this one), tables and more, both online and in a planned MKE showroom coming this fall.


Table courtesy of Brew City Salvage.

Brew City Salvage

This Lane two-tone “guitar pick” end table was refinished by cousins Caleb Nickel and Ross Severson of Brew City Salvage (431 E. North St., Waukesha). Their shop carries original art, jewelry, home decor and custom coffee tables, as well as gussied-up antique furniture. ➸

Courtesy of Cream City Restoration

Courtesy of Cream City Restoration

Cream City Restoration

Repairers of the old and worn down, the husband-wife duo of Jason and Kelsey McGinnis opened Cream City Restoration (3550 E. Sivyer Ave., St. Francis) to sell restored dressers, tables, chairs and more. In addition to vintage and Southwest-ish home decor, they offer ultra-comfortable customizable couches and chairs from North Carolina-based Atomic Chair Company. Pictured here is a Lane lowboy dresser.



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