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Your home is the first thing you see when you wake and the last thing you see before closing your eyes. I believe it should be the most loved and peaceful place you could be. It is truly important that you love anything that you purchase from me and put into your home. Everything is magical. Anything can be transformed. Your home is no exception. What do you want your home to convey? Are you calm? Or are you LOUD......Is an eclectic palace what you dream about?
I strive for excellence, to make the best product possible for my customers. I am always working to improve my skills and find new ones.
My home decor and art are one of a kind. They are invented, recreated-reinvented, salvaged, recycled and always pieces that come from what falls out of this artistic brain. I use what I find out there and give it a new life. My items are originals. Every piece will have it's own look in some way. I want my…

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  • Born on March 29
  • Joined March 17, 2007

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About

Your home is the first thing you see when you wake and the last thing you see before closing your eyes. I believe it should be the most loved and peaceful place you could be. It is truly important that you love anything that you purchase from me and put into your home. Everything is magical. Anything can be transformed. Your home is no exception. What do you want your home to convey? Are you calm? Or are you LOUD......Is an eclectic palace what you dream about?
I strive for excellence, to make the best product possible for my customers. I am always working to improve my skills and find new ones.
My home decor and art are one of a kind. They are invented, recreated-reinvented, salvaged, recycled and always pieces that come from what falls out of this artistic brain. I use what I find out there and give it a new life. My items are originals. Every piece will have it's own look in some way. I want my customers to have something nobody else will have. To experience that feeling of knowing it's just for them, is what gets me really excited. All (or most) of my paint is homemade and all of my weathering treatments as well.
Home decor styles you will find here in my shop: Shabby cottage, French Chic, French Nordic inspired, French Santos inspired, Religious inspired, all types of farmhouse styles. I also include romantic cottage, Urban, Industrial, Beach cottage, wedding items included.

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My items have been featured in many blogs, articles and other featured pieces. I have written for magazines and my pieces have been featured on t.v. From my divine cherubs (signature pieces), handmade runners, display boxes I am inspired by French Nordic and French Santos designs . I love to find salvaged objects and turn them into something lovely to display . To make a beautiful piece from an item that would turn up in a landfill is a sweet feeling. If I can be earth friendly with my work that just makes what I do even better.
Thank you so much for stopping by. If you have any questions do not hesitate to ask.
Anita~


Where to find Anita Spero of Anita Spero Design:
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I am the originator of the RE-invented cherubs wearing crowns made from"salvaged and found" items and very specific jewelry.. You will know mine by the jewelry they wear. Always some form of a heart, keys and cross. The Cherub holding the snail is very special and the angel/ cherub holding the bird has such a deep meaning for me.. I thank the makers of this wonderful piece. The keys, heart and cross are my own type of signature which I have used for years. (C)

I have been making crowns for statues for over 21 years. I started when I just could not find what I liked and authentic religious crowns did not have the popularity as they do now. They were not very popular and really really expensive. My first crown was for a baby Jesus I owned. I would bring him out at Christmas. I would wrap him in cheesecloth and several rosaries around his neck. The problem was that at one time he had real hair. Now he had a receding hairline. I used an old rusty metal dog bowl (which was the same shape as a sailors cap), turned it up side down and glued broken jewelry to it. It actually looked pretty good.
The pride I have in my crowns is that most of them are made from salvaged items. So with beauty comes something earth friendly. The imperfections in a found piece are what makes them special. Broken "things" that would just end up in a landfill many times find their way onto one of my crowns.



https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLuckyFindsupply Is my other shop.


Paint, treatments etc;
My products are well planned and carefully made using the best homemade safe paints and treatments. My weathering- distressing treatments and patinas are all homemade. I love to mix my own paint and come up with colors that you will love. There are a series of words you will often here me say. "treatment" and "technique" . These two words are used to explain my process. Treatment was the perfect word I thought of when I was selling in antique stores. My items were different. They were antiques that needed help. So to explain what I was doing I would say "this piece needs a treatment" and it stuck. My 'techniques" are very unique and always evolving. With my husband often gone and kids in school I spent hours searching ways to make everything ( 'my treatments') I use homemade. All of my formulas-everything you see in my shop comes from mixtures I created years ago. Distressing and weathering has become an art and somewhat a science project. My 'liquid gold ' is one of a kind. I started calling it 'likuid gold' or 'liquidd gold' due to what it starts to look like after I blend the mixture.. I found that either the gold out there were not bright enough and leafing was very expensive for the amount I use. Paint just doesn't have that quality color and I am allergic most sprays. It is a compound containing rich good products that takes time to complete. AS for rusting I use a dry treatment and a wet treatment. Both are homemade and the real deal. It's much more time consuming, but it looks more natural and after time does not crumble away. My tobacco finishes are from very old recipes my Grandmother shared with me. All I have done is improve on them. I will use terms like "dirty up" or "dirty' when using tobacco finishes.
MY PAINT:
I use several formulas. They are all homemade. Some are for layering or for thick heavier appearance. I make all my own colors using top notch compounds and I only use high grade fillers. I don't use cheaper ways for distressing. All of my distressing comes from using several types of paint and methods of hand weathering.









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