AnitaSperoDesign

Home decor one of a kind shabby fusion design

Illinois, United States · 2302 Sales

AnitaSperoDesign

Home decor one of a kind shabby fusion design

Illinois, United States 2302 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Home decor ideas created in a shabby fusion style. Mostly one of a kind pieces designed by home decor creator Anita Spero.
New announcement. I finally have my YouTube channel up and running. It's called 'Anita Spero Design The chaotic artist". Please look me up!https://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaSperoDesign
"I create many handmade one of a kind pieces inspired by romantic vintage, shabby cottage, French Nordic, Santos and French farmhouse, just to name a few. Most pieces are one of a kind and can not be duplicated. I only use high quality items, supplies and shipping materials for all my pieces. My creations come primarily from existing items-salvaged and reclaimed. So I feel my work is earth friendly.
Your home is the first thing you see when you wake and the last thing you see before closing your eyes. It is truly important that you love everything that you purchase from me and put into your home. I will only bring my best."
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*Remember I do not purchase in bulk. Much of my collection is from picking, Estate sales, hired scouts etc; Many of my pieces are one of a kind items I can not get again. They are special pieces...Even if I have some items that come to me the same,,,I will always make each one a bit different. I keep it authentic and unique as possible.
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I wanted to invite you to watch my new YouTube channel. If you have any questions or ideas for shows...comment under the video right on YouTube. I plan to do a customer Q and A..so you can ask me anything you want to.
https://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaSperoDesign


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This is my new supply shop. TheLuckyFind.
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Announcement
Last updated on Aug 6, 2016

Home decor ideas created in a shabby fusion style. Mostly one of a kind pieces designed by home decor creator Anita Spero.
New announcement. I finally have my YouTube channel up and running. It's called 'Anita Spero Design The chaotic artist". Please look me up!https://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaSperoDesign
"I create many handmade one of a kind pieces inspired by romantic vintage, shabby cottage, French Nordic, Santos and French farmhouse, just to name a few. Most pieces are one of a kind and can not be duplicated. I only use high quality items, supplies and shipping materials for all my pieces. My creations come primarily from existing items-salvaged and reclaimed. So I feel my work is earth friendly.
Your home is the first thing you see when you wake and the last thing you see before closing your eyes. It is truly important that you love everything that you purchase from me and put into your home. I will only bring my best."
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*Remember I do not purchase in bulk. Much of my collection is from picking, Estate sales, hired scouts etc; Many of my pieces are one of a kind items I can not get again. They are special pieces...Even if I have some items that come to me the same,,,I will always make each one a bit different. I keep it authentic and unique as possible.
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https://www.facebook.com

I wanted to invite you to watch my new YouTube channel. If you have any questions or ideas for shows...comment under the video right on YouTube. I plan to do a customer Q and A..so you can ask me anything you want to.
https://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaSperoDesign


/Anita.C.Spero
https://www.pinterest.com/anitaspero/
https://twitter.com/Anitascottage
http://anitaspero.tumblr.com/
instagram........anitaspero
This is my new supply shop. TheLuckyFind.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheLuckyFindsupply

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About

Self taught right out of the gate. I must be dreaming.....

"The beauty of reworking, recycling, up cycling and recreating is that you are taking something that already exists and giving it new life. Something well made with great bones. You are helping the earth a little at a time and bringing new beauty to someones world"
When I was small I lived in a place where it was normal to not have much of anything ...nice clothing or even a real bedroom. Certainly nothing very pretty. I had a room the size of a small closet. For my room, I learned that to make it livable I would need to recycle everything. I made my curtains out of old shirts and my bedding was made from freebie fabric I would get from neighbors and my grandma. My bedding was made from strips of fabric that I would ruffle and add on slowly. It was beautiful.
I loved the thrift store. For me is was like walking into the 'land of recreating' . My head would swirl with ideas. " I can make ANYTHING here pretty". From old statues and mirrors to clothing that could be made into what ever I wanted.
When I became a mom reusing and recycling did not stop. My home was mostly decorated in things I found, made or bought from thrift stores. Every single person that walked into our place would be amazed at what I did. I was ALWAYS told I should start a business....so I did!
At 19 I started my first business...through my dining room and then garage. I sold items I made and pretty vintage pieces. It seemed like every week I was adding a new idea to my little business. My walls were covered with wreaths that had "for sale" tags on them. I made ribbon from old fabric. I never seemed to be able to turn it off.
My blog will tell you more about what makes me tick. I hope you find it entertaining.
http://shabbyfusion.com/
I wanted to invite you to watch my new YouTube channel. If you have any questions or ideas for shows...comment under the video right on YouTube. I plan to do a customer Q and A..so you can ask me anything you want to.
https://www.youtube.com/c/AnitaSperoDesign
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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.
Your home is the first thing you see when you wake and the last thing you see before closing your eyes. It is truly important that you love anything that you purchase from me and put into your home. I will only bring my best.
My work is created and inspired by many design styles. Shabby cottage, French Chic, French Nordic, French Santos, Religious, Farm house, romantic cottage, Urban, Industrial, Beach cottage, wedding decor and more.
I'm that "you never know" shop. I work very hard at searching for the things that will be exciting, unique and somethings an amazing surprise.
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I have been making crowns for statues for over 19 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.

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Shop policies

Last updated on August 15, 2016
Welcome to Anita Spero Design,
I am in the business of helping you make your home beautiful. I put all my energy into my work. I never cut corners. I never use a cheaper material on anything and will only use the best of the best. I am always learning more to make my pieces even better..I am constantly educating myself.
My promise: You will always receive the item in the photo. Unless it is a customer duplicate of a sold item. I will always use the safest products that I can. I promise to always look forward to better my products and not look for ways to cut corners. I promise to never use inferior products and I will always stay with the best that I can find.
Important facts: Please inspect your pieces within 48 hours. This is very important.
1) I take care of broken and lost packages fast as I can. As soon as you contact me I am on it.
2) I give refunds for damaged items. Please inspect your item with in 48 hours. Very important.
3) My packaging is not fancy. I put that money into the best packing materials on the market. From bubble wrap to packing pillows. I make my boxes very heavy duty and will make a box from crate wood if necessary.
4) I encourage questions. Ask as many as you want to.
5) I only use top quality supplies and materials on all my items.

Items on a no reserve: What has been happening is as soon as I list something..I will get like 30 messages within like a few minutes..ppl' wanting to reserve it.
So to be fair I put it on a no reserve. Just till things calm down..
If I do reserve it right away...right away I get very upset people thinking they were first...I don't want anyone upset...And it's hard to figure out who was first sometimes...

Thank you, and please do read my policies in full.
Happy shopping,
Anita Spero


Most items I make can not be duplicated. Wings, runners, cherubs, crowns etc;
If you are interested in a custom order:

I may not be able to make your piece identical to the one in the photo. I will do my best to create something similar and close as possible. but I may have to substitute materials based on availability. I do reserve the right to substitute materials, paint and treatments if I can not find or make a duplicate. My paint and distressing treatments for items such as wings will always come out differently..They may be the same color, but no two patterns will be a match.

Items such as frame groupings cannot be duplicated.
All my frame groupings are individually thought out. I do not purchase frames in bulk...All my frames are vintage or antique.

Please understand that I try very hard to give customers what they want. If an item is ooak (one of a kind), or especially unique, I may not be able to get another in my shop again once it's gone.

***Please read 'Additional Information' and do ask me many questions.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
I accept credit cards, PayPal and gift cards.

Reserved items- (I currently do not do layaway)

If you wish to reserve an item, I require a $30.00 non refundable fee payment. It is 30.00 down per item. I hold that item for 30 days. The reserve price is not transferable. Please contact me if you wish to reserve an item.
So it is only two payments. The 30.00 nonrefundable fee ( which is not in addition to the price, but part of the item price) and the remainder payment on the 30th. day. If the item states that is does not qualify for a reserve then I can't reserve the item. The 30.00 is a faith payment with my promise to hold it for 30 days. It is a legitimate contract between seller and buyer.
Shipping
I ship within 3-5 days on most items, although I strive to ship faster whenever possible.

Please allow extra time for weekends and holidays.

WE SEND YOUR ITEMS TO THE ADDRESS LISTED IN YOUR ORDER, so please
check your address for errors before you place your order!

I cannot be held responsible for delays in shipping or additional charges as a result of incorrect addresses.

If an item is returned to us "undeliverable", you will be responsible for additional shipping fees (for the item to go back to you) and any fees I incur from the situation.

I take great care in ensuring that items are safely packed to protect against damage during shipping.
In the event an item arrives damaged, keep the item along with the packing material, and contact me right away for further instructions.

Large groupings may be packed in multiple boxes at our discretion to keep them safe.

I will combine shipping on multiple items IF it can be done safely.

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DOMESTIC SHIPPING is predominantly through the US Post Office via Priority Mail or Parcel Post, depending on size. Larger items may go by UPS or FedEx at my discretion.

Expedited shipping can be arranged for an additional fee. (Please notify me before purchasing an item if you are interested.)
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FOR MY INTERNATIONAL SHOPPERS. PLEASE READ, VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU>

I ship to Canada, most of Europe, New Zealand/Australia, and certain Asia-Pacific countries. International shipping is limited by size/weight restrictions.

Look under shipping/policies tab on any given listing to determine where it can be shipped. Please ask if you have questions.

If an item is returned to me marked "Undeliverable" or "Refused", no refund will be issued. This includes refusal to accept an item in order to avoid paying your country's VAT. I will be happy to resend the item(s), but you must pay the additional shipping and applicable fees. Please let me know with in 3 days if you want it shipped back to you. After 3 days items will be re-listed, I can not refund for a refused item.

Please note - International customers are responsible for paying any import or Value Added Tax. Please be aware of such taxes or fees BEFORE ordering. Also, be mindful of your own country's customs regulations and restrictions, as we cannot be held responsible for any taxes, fees, penalties, loss or damage resulting from your package's processing through that system.

Once an item leaves the US, we may have no way of tracking the item in another country. Please take note of your tracking information. It may be necessary to make arrangements to accept delivery with your local postal service/ shipping service.
Refunds and Exchanges
Please be sure to read my refund policy carefully.
All sales are final. Refunds are only issued for lost or damaged items.

Please read the description of the item before you purchase so there are no surprises. I cannot refund for something you don't like if it is written in the description. Please do respect that. Due to the nature of my items I can not do any type of "review and returns"

If I did "review and return" I would have decorators buying and sending back items all day. I know.... I am a decorator. It would cost me lost time with my pieces and the extra shipping adds the possibility of damage. I encourage questions..Please ask me many questions on a product you are interested in.

Custom and modified orders are final . I will not refund for any custom order. This is part of the agreement when ordering custom with me.
If you have questions or concerns about what you see in the photo please ask before purchasing. Think of all the questions you can BEFORE buying anything from anyone, including me. Study my photos carefully. No question is stupid. I encourage all questions.

Please inspect your item(s) promptly upon receipt. If there is damage please contact me within 48 hours for instructions on how to proceed. After 48 hours I cannot refund for the item.
For any issue please do not email me. Contact me directly through Etsy "convo". This way Etsy will be able to monitor the exchange for everyone's safety.

Before a refund can be issued for damages, you will be sent an affidavit from our insurance carrier. You MUST complete and return the affidavit before a refund will be issued. You will receive a shipping refund on damaged items only. If you receive the item damaged please take very clear photos of the item and the packaging to be able to receive your refund. Do not throw out the box. Include photos of the box.

PLEASE DO NOT JUST RETURN AN ITEM.. Notify me first. We need to discuss the options. If you return the item before any discussion I can not refund for any shipping at all. I can only give a partial refund of 25% of the item you returned. If the item is damaged there will be no refund on the item. Please contact me first BEFORE returning any item. If I am not told the item came to you damaged then how will I know the damage did not occur while being shipped back to me? Protect yourself from these kind of questions.
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IF THERE IS REASON FOR RETURN...
If there is a reason for return do remember that the item does belong to the purchaser until it reaches me.
1) Please wrap the item just as well as I sent it to you.
2) It is your obligation to have the item insured.
3) I can only refund for the item itself. The shipping and insurance is the purchasers responsibility.
I am no different then any brick and mortar shop. If you purchase an item from a store, then decide to return it...then drop it and break it on the way back to the store, would you receive a refund? So do pack it just the way I packed it to you..If it breaks coming back to me there is no refund from me personally.
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I take pride in the way everything is packaged . I want your purchase to arrive to you in great shape. I love my customers and only list items that are in the best shape.

I will clearly shows the flaws of an item in the photo and description. I can not refund for flaws you already know about. Vintage, antique as well as recycled items may have flaws that I purposely want there, or they are part of time aged pieces.

All my items are checked over thoroughly before being listed.

If your item does not arrive after a reasonable time. Contact me via "convo". We will start working on an answer that you will be happy with. I want my customers to love the experience shopping with me. This includes making the shipping time smooth as possible.
Always contact me via "convo". This way Etsy can see any conversations. This is important and for your protection.

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ODORS...
Due to the fact that many of my items are from estate sales, salvaged picks, etc, I cannot guarantee that some items may not have a "vintage" odor of some kind. I try to be very careful and do clean everything very well. I use safe products to kill any odors. I will ask that you take that into consideration when you receive the item. It is part of the vintage and antique world..
CIGARETTE SMOKE.
We do not smoke. I try not to purchase items that have cigarette odor, but I don't always catch it. Remember it was not that long ago that people could smoke everywhere.
I wish I could always promise my items were never around cigarette odor but that would be impossible. I do my very best to rid odors on my pieces. I do have Lupus so I understand sensitivities. Keep that in mind when ever purchasing vintage, antique or recycled items.
I do use homemade treatments and burlap fabric. These items can have a VERY temporary odor. It can be described as gas, lemons, smoke, sweet, etc. BUT all the odors do fade. Any tea or coffee treatments may smell like tea or coffee for a very short time. I do make all of my treatments. They are better and safer. I would rather have a light odor for a week then to send an item that could aggravate allergies. Do contact me if the odor lasts longer than 4 weeks.

I deal with many old items. A great method to rid an item from "cigarette smoke" and "mildew odor" is to first spray the item or lightly wipe it with a mixture of vinegar and water. This kills the actual chemicals that you find in cigarettes. After a few days any lingering odor can be removed with a solution of baking soda and water. It's about 8 ounces of water and a tablespoon of baking soda . Shake it very well...Spray lightly a few times for a few days.
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Please ask anything you want about any electrical items I am selling..

If you purchase an item from me and wish for me to hold it, I can only hold it for 7 days longer. Any longer then that, I will need to find space for it. After 7 days there will be a charge per item for each additional day. Also after 7 days you forfeit the right to a refund on any item, if you wish to change your mind and not purchase the item. This falls under "review and return'. I can not hold an item while you decide if you want it, even if you pay for it.
This is also an added responsibility for me. I am responsible for items that now belong to you. I am very busy and have a small space for holding pieces. If I hold items longer than 7 days is goes into an automatic contract that you will not change your mind and want a refund on items. Thank you for understanding.
Additional policies and FAQs
Added info about custom items.

Custom orders must be paid before I start working on them. This includes modifying items already listed, or creating an item similar to one you like. Custom orders will cost more than a currently listed item . This is due to the fact that I will be contacting my sources, possibly driving around to find pieces to complete your purchase. I do charge for the time I will spend looking for the items, supplies, labor, removal of paint etc;
There is a custom charge for modifying pieces. The charge is for time, labor, supplies and possibly making products.
Keep in mind, as most of my items are one of a kind, and made with vintage, reclaimed, recycled or salvaged materials, I cannot guarantee a "duplicate" item to one you are interested in. I will come as close as I can.
If I need to make large changes like removal of existing colors or adding colors (paint) to an item you are having me redo... I charge for added time it takes for that process including supplies used for paint removal.. The removal of paint can be a long time consuming process.
Once a custom or modified order is paid I can not refund it for any reason. Once I start the process this is an item you are asking for. I can't refund for a modified item...It may not appeal to others and I am also using more supplies and there is time and labor.
Please remember I will make the item as similar to the item you want it to look like. However I can not promise it will be the same.
With anything that I am distressing, please remember distressing can take on a look of it's own. I will do my best to give it the look you want...always.
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If you wish to have a runner made remember that I do use what I find out there. So I may not be able to make the exact image you have in your head. But I will get as close as possible. I can not duplicate runners. Custom for a runner with me means, you are trusting that I will make the item close to your ideas as possible. I won't know all of the laces and fabrics I will be using till I start buying. If you know my style and my passion , you know it will be beautiful and in the color range that you want. There are no returns on custom linens..Once I purchase the fabric the custom order begins.


* You may notice some brown paper on the back of your runner or fabric item. It's normal. It's special paper to keep your runner clean. Glue is not suppose to stick to it, but sometimes it does. It will come off with time. They have not perfected the paper yet...LOL



*All photo and large picture frames are shipped without glass or backing , unless otherwise indicated. Many times the original backings are damaged due to age and deterioration, and old, heavy glass does not ship well.
It is much more cost effective for you to purchase new glass and backings when you receive your frames.
I can make up beautiful frame groupings. I do not purchase frames in bulk or wholesale. Each frame is hunted down. The frames must go well together. I can not guarantee a specific frame. I search out the best frames...vintage and antique and make up the grouping that way. I make each grouping ornate, unique and ooak.

Frame groupings can not be broken up and sold individually.