Artful Living on Vliet

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Barcelona, the shop with the orange doors on the corner of 59th and Vliet St. will be celebrating the one year anniversary of opening its doors on November 8th. If you haven’t stopped by Barcelona, you are missing the art of over 25 local artisans, creatively mixed with vintage pottery, painted furniture and other fun finds that are perfect for gift giving or decorating your home.

barcelona  09As you enter our parking lot off of 59th Street, be sure to check out the mural on the 59th Street side of the building.  It was painted by artist Kim Loper using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®.  Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® is the original paint developed over 20 years ago that is perfect for upcycling because you don’t have to do any of the messy prep work.  No sanding, stripping or priming is necessary to paint on furniture, metal or plastic.  Not sure how to use it? Be sure to check out our classes at either location – Barcelona or the sister store, My Table Gallery located in Hales Corners.  Learn from the experts because we are the exclusive Southeastern Wisconsin Distributors of Chalk Paint.

Not only do we have Chalk Paint classes, our instructors offer a variety of creative classes from mosaics to jewelry.  Check out our websites for the latest offerings at www.barcelonatosa.com or www.mytablegallery.com.

I am often asked, “why the name Barcelona?”  After returning from a visit to the Spanish city Barcelona in 2001, I found the city so creatively inspiring with the mosaics and architecture of Gaudi, that I jokingly said that if I ever had a store, I would name it “Barcelona.”  Fast forward to 2013, the opportunity to open a store in the neighborhood that I have lived in for over 20 years fell into my lap. Serendipitously my favorite Annie Sloan Chalk Paint color is Barcelona … so it was meant to be!

You can find us on the web at www.barcelonatosa.com on Facebook at My Table Gallery/Barcelona or give us a call at 414-345-7494.  You’ll probably notice the construction in front of our store, so be sure to use our parking lot, conveniently located off of 59th Street – just follow the signs.

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