Christopher White’s “Revitalized Artistry”

by Maxwell Tielman


As somebody who is in the middle of renovating a house, I am learning that there are few things a nice coat of fresh white paint can’t fix. Well, that and a little elbow grease. This is a design truth that Christopher White, a junior Marketing major at the University of Georgia seems to have a firm grasp on. An avid appreciator of midcentury furniture, Christopher began his rehabbed furniture business, Revitalized Artistry, as a bit of a hobby. Taking furniture that has been weathered and disheveled over time, he puts in the love, labor, and time it needs to return to its former glory. He says,

Last summer this project began from a culmination of several curiosities. I enjoy finding abused furniture and bringing it back to life in which the original character can shine through. I take great pride in the recycling of these pieces. Many pieces I find in this state are broken down, but certainly repairable. During restoration, I like to infuse my own style within the detail of each piece.

His latest line of spruced up midcentury beauties has been dubbed “The White Collection.” In addition to restoring ragged and beaten wood, Christopher has added a beautiful coat of bone white paint to elements, creating a wonderful contrast with the original material. Applying paint to vintage furniture can sometimes be controversial, but Christopher’s obvious veneration for his source material definitely shows through—the white acts to enhance, not hide, the object’s original beauty. Check out more photos of Christopher’s work and some awesome Before & After shots after the jump! —Max


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