AnitaSperoDesign

Home interior decor, decorative accents for every room

Aurora, Illinois | 2998 Sales

AnitaSperoDesign

Home interior decor, decorative accents for every room

Aurora, Illinois 2998 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
(1227)

Announcement   Uniquely created home decor and accents to fit every style.
You receive the exact item in the photos. No duplicates.
Beautiful and incredible one of a kind home decor and design. Think about holiday and event gifts that will always bring a loud "OMG" to any occasion. My pieces are literally one of a kind, That makes then very unique on this platform. Mixing home decor unique fashion, event gifts and holiday decor. Beautiful high quality rhinestone sunglasses, festival, street wear and more! from trendy to classic and always incredible!
This is the best kind of online website home decor and fashion store for several reasons. I have a great mix of styles and designs that can't be found nowhere else! And now I have added my awesomely fun fashion world up into Etsy, for those that love to shop Etsy! 10% off for all return customers, just ask for the code. Discover home decor that adds instant beauty to your space. Find beach house, French farmhouse and rustic, shabby cottage chic, French Nordic, French Santos. I add new trends if they are unique and fabulous. Many of my pieces would fit into any style and for any room. And NOW discover my fashion high quality sunglasses, street wear and festival clothing and more.
I do put a lot into my sized pieces. Most are packed in handmade boxes and I do use a lot of shipping material. I have to account for items and supplies, fees and advertising, time and labor and other parts that make up my pricing. I don't skimp on anything. I use very good packing materials so that can be costly...but my packages never break. All my pieces are made with excellent and high quality materials and top notch ways to adhere my items. I believe it's true that you get what you pay for. I do make sure my customers and clients get the best of everything.
I create, recreate and invent home decor and art that will forever be loved in your space. I use only the highest quality supplies and only list my best. Many pieces are one of a kind designs and so special that I can not duplicate most.
Your home is the first thing you see when you wake and the last thing you see before closing your eyes. It is so important to me that you love everything that you purchase from my stores to put into your homes or give as gifts. This is my passion. I have always said "Why can't a lampshade by an art piece? I want every person that walks through my shop to feel excited.
Many of my creations are reclaimed or have reclaimed pieces added to them. So I feel my work is earth friendly. Nothing is better then that. It's a win, win situation. Pieces don't end up in landfills and my customers get to experience a one of a kind prize for their home. Now that is AMAZING!


Good morning folks! I have been asked several times about my cherubs and HOW one can know mine from others. So I am going to explain a few things. With out saying anything about others that have started creating these that may sound unkind..first just ask me. Also I ONLY sell them on Etsy and now my stand alone shop. The other thing (and I do believe that others that make these would give me the respect and understanding as to why I have the 'signature' pieces that I do) .I always add a heart, key and cross. I do this to show my love to my customers. The heart and key represents the fact that once you own one of my cherubs you always have a key to my heart. I do fight illness and though I don't believe it will win there is always that chance. I want my customers to ALWAYS know how much I appreciate them. The cross: Some do not believe in crosses or religion..but you don't have to. It is a symbol, my way of saying believe in something. Have faith in something and feel it completely. I have been adding these items for years. I have made well over 500 cherubs and angels and MOST do have these 3 items. I cherish the opportunity to create these pieces.
The last thing is ask me about my quality of work. Ask lots of questions. I may not tell you some of my artist secrets but I will tell you about my work on any cherub. Honestly most can tell when it's a cherub or angel I create.
I hope this answers the question. I do have many, many cherubs on pinterest and elsewhere so I can see why I'm asked so much. LOL
Anita~~

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Last updated on Dec 2, 2018

Uniquely created home decor and accents to fit every style.
You receive the exact item in the photos. No duplicates.
Beautiful and incredible one of a kind home decor and design. Think about holiday and event gifts that will always bring a loud "OMG" to any occasion. My pieces are literally one of a kind, That makes then very unique on this platform. Mixing home decor unique fashion, event gifts and holiday decor. Beautiful high quality rhinestone sunglasses, festival, street wear and more! from trendy to classic and always incredible!
This is the best kind of online website home decor and fashion store for several reasons. I have a great mix of styles and designs that can't be found nowhere else! And now I have added my awesomely fun fashion world up into Etsy, for those that love to shop Etsy! 10% off for all return customers, just ask for the code. Discover home decor that adds instant beauty to your space. Find beach house, French farmhouse and rustic, shabby cottage chic, French Nordic, French Santos. I add new trends if they are unique and fabulous. Many of my pieces would fit into any style and for any room. And NOW discover my fashion high quality sunglasses, street wear and festival clothing and more.
I do put a lot into my sized pieces. Most are packed in handmade boxes and I do use a lot of shipping material. I have to account for items and supplies, fees and advertising, time and labor and other parts that make up my pricing. I don't skimp on anything. I use very good packing materials so that can be costly...but my packages never break. All my pieces are made with excellent and high quality materials and top notch ways to adhere my items. I believe it's true that you get what you pay for. I do make sure my customers and clients get the best of everything.
I create, recreate and invent home decor and art that will forever be loved in your space. I use only the highest quality supplies and only list my best. Many pieces are one of a kind designs and so special that I can not duplicate most.
Your home is the first thing you see when you wake and the last thing you see before closing your eyes. It is so important to me that you love everything that you purchase from my stores to put into your homes or give as gifts. This is my passion. I have always said "Why can't a lampshade by an art piece? I want every person that walks through my shop to feel excited.
Many of my creations are reclaimed or have reclaimed pieces added to them. So I feel my work is earth friendly. Nothing is better then that. It's a win, win situation. Pieces don't end up in landfills and my customers get to experience a one of a kind prize for their home. Now that is AMAZING!


Good morning folks! I have been asked several times about my cherubs and HOW one can know mine from others. So I am going to explain a few things. With out saying anything about others that have started creating these that may sound unkind..first just ask me. Also I ONLY sell them on Etsy and now my stand alone shop. The other thing (and I do believe that others that make these would give me the respect and understanding as to why I have the 'signature' pieces that I do) .I always add a heart, key and cross. I do this to show my love to my customers. The heart and key represents the fact that once you own one of my cherubs you always have a key to my heart. I do fight illness and though I don't believe it will win there is always that chance. I want my customers to ALWAYS know how much I appreciate them. The cross: Some do not believe in crosses or religion..but you don't have to. It is a symbol, my way of saying believe in something. Have faith in something and feel it completely. I have been adding these items for years. I have made well over 500 cherubs and angels and MOST do have these 3 items. I cherish the opportunity to create these pieces.
The last thing is ask me about my quality of work. Ask lots of questions. I may not tell you some of my artist secrets but I will tell you about my work on any cherub. Honestly most can tell when it's a cherub or angel I create.
I hope this answers the question. I do have many, many cherubs on pinterest and elsewhere so I can see why I'm asked so much. LOL
Anita~~

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Self taught right out of the gate. How DID I come up with my quote?

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!
I realized something when I finally had my FIRST REAL HOME and in starting my business. "Your home is the first place you see when you wake, and the last before closing your eyes". This is where my quote came from. Never having a real home taught me (or so I thought) that what your home looked like did not matter. But it does! Think about it, what do you remember from your childhood home? One of my daughters just told me she remembers the pretty bowls I set out in the morning for breakfast. It gives her that memory of sitting around in the morning in her cozy pj's eating breakfast with her sisters..A bowl, a pretty bowl brings up that much memory! wow! Your home is a powerful place. I knew then and there that if I was going to sell home decor it had to be from my heart. It had to make my customers best feelings come forward. It had to bring out a positive emotional response in me AND my customer. So I went forward with passion. I never had that special feeling about my home growing up, but my customers will...one item at a time, made by one creator full of passion.
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.
From there I sold in many brick and mortar shops. 33 years later I am still at it. I have been lucky enough to write a column for a magazine and have been featured in others. I've had many pieces showcased in the most amazing blogs, so beautifully made.
I do put a lot into my sized pieces. Most are packed in handmade boxes and I do use a lot of shipping material. I have to account for items and supplies, fees and advertising, time and labor and other parts that make up my pricing. I don't skimp on anything. I use very good packing materials so that can be costly...but my packages never break. All my pieces are made with excellent and high quality materials and top notch ways to adhere my items.
I believe it's true that you get what you pay for. My customers deserve the best.

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" . \. 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 treatment') 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 found that either the gold out there were not bright enough and leafing was very expensive for the amount I used. Paint just doesn't have that color quality. 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.
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.
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    Owner, Maker, Designer, Curator

    I do it all. My pieces are made from what I find at estate sale,antique stores or they must be very well made I believe it's true that you get what you pay for. I do make sure my customers and clients get the best of everything.

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Last updated on December 6, 2018
Welcome to Anita Spero Design,
I am in the business of helping you make your home beautiful. I never cut corners and never use a cheaper material on anything. I only use the best of the best products and supplies..
~~~ Your home is the first place you see when you open your eyes and the last before closing your eyes. Make it beautiful and fill it with all things loved.
My packaging is not fancy. I put that money into the best packing materials on the market. From bubble wrap to packing pillows and good strong paper.. I make my boxes very heavy duty and will make a box from crate wood if necessary. I always go by the shipping packaging guidelines and then some.
I want your items to get to you safely. The fun part of the shopping experience is receiving the package and opening it. I want you to feel excited, never worried. I am careful all year round, not just the holidays,
My goal is to bring you joy and pieces that are special and unique.
Anita~~~

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept cancellations
Request a cancellation within: 5 hours of purchase
I don't accept returns or exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: I DO ACCEPT RETURNS FOR DAMAGED / BROKEN ITEMS.
ITEMS MUST BE CANCELED WITHIN 5 HOURS..HOWEVER IF YOU ARE NOT SURE YOU WANT THE ITEM I CAN HOLD AN ITEM FOR UP TO 3 HOURS WHILE YOU ARE DOING COMPARATIVE SHOPPING.
Insurance is always provided for every item in my shop and I will always send tracking. I package every item properly and use the proper size boxing and packing materials. I have made packing into a science. Nobody should have to worry about careful shipping, especially during the holidays. 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.
It does state that I do not accept returns. Etsy only gives two options to pick. So it does read I take no returns, I always take returns for broken/ damaged items.
Please understand that in the past some have purchased items just to decorate something temporarily. Then after they do not need the items, they want to return them. I do have to protect myself. For that reason I do not do any type of 'review and return'. 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.
PLEASE READ THE DESCRIPTION ~~ of the item before you purchase so there are no surprises. I do not take returns because the description was not read. I will clearly show 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.
I ENCOURAGE QUESTIONS~~Before purchasing any item I encourage you to ask me as many questions as you want about that item. I love answering you an helping you out with ideas. Think of all the questions you can BEFORE buying anything from anyone, including me. Study my photos carefully. No question is stupid. I am more than happy to answer.
I DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS FOR CUSTOM OF MODIFIED ITEMS.
Custom and modified orders are final and can not be returned. This is part of the agreement when ordering custom with me.

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 your protection.
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. TAKE CLEAR PHOTOS OF DAMAGES~~please take very clear photos of the item and the packaging. Do not throw out the box. Include photos of the box. This is your best evidence and will make the process go a lot faster.
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 in shipping back to me 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.

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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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. Just from being boxed odors can become stronger. This fades very fast after the item is taken out of the box.

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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Payment
I accept credit cards, PayPal and gift cards.
I do not do any kind of layaway. I do offer a 30 day reserve. Please read the following so that you understand what a reserve is.
If you cancel after 5 hours there is a restocking fee and materials fee of 14.00.
BEFORE RESERVING AN ITEM..
Check the item out carefully. Read the description and look at the photos. I encourage a lot of questions. Make sure you really want the pieces.
IF YOU ARE NOT SURE YOU WANT THE ITEM I CAN HOLD AN ITEM FOR UP TO 3 HOURS WHILE YOU ARE DOING COMPARATIVE SHOPPING.

This is a contract between us. Please fully understand this.
If you wish to reserve an item, I require a $30.00 non refundable fee payment. The 30.00 dollars goes back into the item details if you decide not to purchase the piece.. It is for for fees, new advertising for the item, lost time as someone else could have purchased the item in the time it was on reserve, new photos if necessary etc;
The reserve price is not transferable.
The remainder is paid in 30 days. I will not bother and badger you for your 30 day payment. I may send a small note after a day or two remind you. Sometimes people forget, we are just human.
YOU ONLY HAVE ONE PAYMENT TO THINK ABOUT.
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RESERVE AGREEMENT~~ The 30.00 nonrefundable fee ( which is not in addition to the price, but part of the item's price) and the remainder payment on the 30th. day. 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.
Kindly understand that I can only hold your item for 30 days.
The item will state that it is on hold for 30 days. The listing will show the remainder payment and that you did pay the non refundable fee. It will also state this in the invoice I send you.
NOT QUALIFYING FOR RESERVE>
Items on a no reserve: What has been happening is as soon as I list something..I will get 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... 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...
Shipping
I ship within 1 to 3 days on most items, although I strive to ship faster whenever possible. If I am very busy hang tight..it might go out on a 4th day. But most of the time I do get your purchase out to you sooner. All items are insured and tracking is sent to you.
I SEND YOUR ITEMS TO THE ADDRESS YOU HAVE LISTED (on the shipping label)., 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 an incorrect address.

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 my 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 USA, 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. Please be watchful for your item. Watch tracking so you know where your item is. I always send tracking with your receipt.
If you do have questions send the message to me on Etsy. Etsy can watch our conversation this way so you can feel comfortable talking with me.. Please do not send messages to my other store or emails addresses, if you purchased the item from my Etsy shop.
*Please note that under the price of my items Etsy has added "VAT included (where applicable)". I do not pay VAT. Please contact Etsy for questions.
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.
If I do not believe that making a duplicate or similar item I won't do it. I want you to be happy with my work.
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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