SO this is what we've been working with at our Huntersville storefront...
It has been 3+ months of road work that has severely hindered our ability to use our Huntersville storefront. First there were barricades and major roads completely closed to get to our store, then the roads opened but the barricades stayed blocking all parking in front, and now they have started (finally) tearing up the road and sidewalk directly in front of our front door. We have heard anywhere from 4-8 weeks for the project to be done.
Luckily we have a back door to be open by appointment for restoration customers but it has pretty much made it impossible for us to have the showroom open (please visit Slate Interiors to check out our inventory!). So if you need something refinished or repaired we are still taking restoration jobs - just email for a quote!
We are excited to have a freshly paved road and sidewalk - so that's a plus. BUT this has been a bit of a mess for a small business (any business really - you kind of need to be able to use your front door)!
This is what the inside of the Huntersville showroom looks like right now - lots of projects! Some will be heading to Slate Interiors after we refinish them and some belong to customers and will be brought back to life!
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Our inventory page is officially up to date! I will be adding more often and of course sending out our weekly newsletter every Friday.
If you haven't already - go visit our space at Slate Interiors! They are open 10am-5pm Tues-Sat and 10am-2pm Sun.
New pieces rolling into slate weekly!
Mila turned 1 year old on the 27th! WOW that was fast! Happy Birthday Mila!
We have officially moved into Slate Interiors and they are open!
2025 Thrift Road, Charlotte, NC 28208
From now on all of our available inventory will be available at Slate Interiors. Our Huntersville location will be open by appointment and used for customer restoration pickup & drop-off only!
I am working to update our inventory page to get it back to normal - it will have all of our available pieces on it again soon.
I will continue to send out our weekly newsletter so if you haven't signed up please be sure to do so!
WE HAVE BIG NEWS! We are expanding to CHARLOTTE!
We are constantly searching for ways to better serve our client base, and over the past few months we have looked at many building options, including warehouse with office, small warehouse with showroom, storefront in trendy area, etc. However, none of them seemed to fill all our needs. Then BOOM! The perfect solution presented itself...
Slate Interiors! A multi-merchant venue representing over 60 merchants and artists, moving to a newly renovated space at 2025 Thrift Road from their former location in Plaza Midwood. Our expansion to this location at Slate will allow you to see our inventory Tuesday through Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 10am-2pm. As our business and our family grow, we are grateful for the support of the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Slate Interiors and Design. I feel confident that the additional hours of operation will add to the convenience of our new setup. I will continue to keep our website and Instagram up to date with current inventory and I am always available to answer questions by email or phone!
We plan to keep our current showroom for overflow inventory and consultation for restoration customers. Our space is very convenient to our workshop! So if you are bringing something for restoration you will still come to 112 S Main St in Huntersville.
Please keep an eye on our social media - we will be posting when Slate will be officially open! The plan is August but we don't have an exact date yet.
Thanks for following our business - we really appreciate you!
Hey! I wanted to share some of our favorite before & afters from the last little bit. I am trying to make a habit of getting before pictures to share! We love seeing the transformations & I know y'all do too! All of these were fully restored / refinished by us!
Before & After American of Martinsville Walnut Dania Chest - the finish was very red before and had a ring on top. Look at that walnut grain after!
Before & After on round MCM Coffee Table - was painted white and needed all of that removed to see what was underneath.
Before & After on this pair of George Nelson Slat benches - needed joints sturdied, benches refinished and legs repainted.
Before & After on this MCM Coffee Table with sliding doors - the veneer was peeling off on top and it had some water damage. We replaced the veneer on top and the doors didn't work well anymore so we fixed those too!
Before & After on pair of Jack Cartwright for Founders Side Tables - they had some staining and bubbles in the veneer on top.
Before & After on Peter Hvidt & Orla Molgaard-Nielsen Easy Chair - it was painted white YIKES!
Before & After on this pair of Broyhill Sculptra Nightstands - water rings, stains, and other damage to the finish!
We are open at the showroom Sat 12-3 and by appointment during the week!
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We wanted to say thanks to all of our wonderful customers and refinishing clients for being so great while we get adjusted to life with our new baby, Mila! The showroom is open 12-3 on Saturdays right now!
We set up an exhibit at The Charlotte Museum of History this year to kickoff the Mad About Modern Home Tour!
We took most of the pieces to the museum before Baby Fos got here and went back to set up the week of the event - Mila helped (slept in her stroller). The exhibit featured an Eames Lounge Chair, 2 Herman Miller Fiberglass Shell Chairs, a Milo Baughman Recliner and Ottoman for Thayer Coggin, Lane Acclaim Step Side Tables, pair of Adrian Pearsall #916-CC Lounge Chair for Craft Associates, an Arthur Umanoff Wood and Iron Bench, a Milo Baughman for Thayer Coggin Desk Chair, Homecrest Lounge Patio Chair, Aluminum Group Desk Chair for Herman Miller Designed by Charles and Ray Eames, Burke Fiberglass Side Chair, and a Walnut Midcentury Modern Arm Chair in style of T.H. Robsjohn- Gibbings.
Each of the pieces had signs on them that told what it was, who it was designed by, stage of restoration the piece was in and what we would do to complete the restoration here at Fos Restoration.
"Like a lot of the homes that you see on the Mad About Modern home tour, when we restore furniture at Fos Restoration Co, pieces are 'torn down to the studs' and rebuilt.
We wanted to showcase the innards of the furniture so that you can see the guts - the interior construction - of chairs and pieces that you usually can't see hidden under pretty fabric. When you peel back the layers, you expose how these revolutionary pieces are assembled.
Even if the exterior is in rough shape, the bones of midcentury modern furniture almost always have more life left in them and we can restore the chair or table so it can be used for another 70 or 140 years. Preserving this furniture not only adds to the style of our homes, but it helps interrupt the cycle of consumption, lessens our impact on forests, and encourages preservation of our all our surroundings."
These are a few of the fabulous homes featured on the tour! The Mad About Modern Home Tour is live now! The virtual guidebook including gorgeous photography and 360-degree virtual tours is available now through October 22! Get your tickets at www.madaboutmodern.com.
Hey y'all! Here's a fun little photo dump from the past few months . . .
1 - I am still in love with this walnut table with folding chairs - the set went to a local home!
2 - This walnut desk went to it's new home in SC - can't wait to get pics of it in their beautiful space!
3 - OOH that wall unit was a stunner & those red Luna chairs were so comfortable! The wall unit is in a local home & the chairs went to Texas.
4 - Knoll credenza is actually still in the showroom but has been sold & will be heading to it's new (local) home soon!
The showroom is ever changing! Some of these pieces are still available - remember to check our inventory tab for current pieces. If you aren't already signed up for our weekly newsletter be sure to sign up - it is the best way to see new furniture as it comes in!
1 - showroom shot
2 - Chairs all wrapped & heading to Texas with a white glove shipper!
3 - This desk is in it's new home - such cool lines on this piece!
4 - We are growing. . . and so excited!
I LOVE seeing pieces that we have restored in your homes! Some of these were brought to us to refinish and some were purchased from our inventory. If you have a piece from us / that we have refinished for you, please email me a picture :)
Thank you so much for supporting our small business - we really appreciate you!
Hey y'all! We have been busy over here at Fos Restoration Co. - here are some of our favorite pieces that we have restored for our inventory in the past few months.
We have new merch! Assorted colors and sizes screen printed by a local company, MadPark Designs. They are $20 each (we can also ship for $5 each)! Let us know if you want one and we will put your name on it!
In other news - Nick and I are adding a new member to the team! Baby Fos is due in September!
Remember to follow us on instagram and facebook and (if you don't already) please sign up for our weekly newsletter - it is the best way to see new pieces as they are listed!
Hello! We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!
I started decorating for Christmas last weekend! I love this time of year so much. (HOW CUTE is that inflatable Christmas Cactus?!)
The showroom is always changing from week to week - it will look completely different this weekend with all the new pieces we have been working on!
LOVE a good walnut storage piece!
Hope you have a good weekend! Come by and see us if you have time - we're open 10am-3pm on Sat!