May 25, 2022

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Koke Isha Home; refurbishes furniture, decor at Kilburn Mill

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NEW BEDFORD — A new shop is on a mission to preserve, upcycle and minimize waste by training people today the price in refurbishing vintage home furnishings and décor.

“These are pieces that men and women carry with them, ideally all over life due to the fact they’re just beautiful quality parts and they’re distinctive,” claimed Esabel S De Sousa, proprietor of Koke Isha Residence in Kilburn Mill. 

“Persons are looking at preservation, recycling and cutting down squander, and thinking about buying locally, procuring little.”

On Dec. 4, the collective shop opened on the 1st floor of the mill featuring items this sort of as vintage home furniture, mid-century funky glassware and consignment jewelry.

“All people appears to be to locate one thing that they like,” Sousa explained.

The shop not only sells Sousa’s refurbished things but offers other artisans an option to sell in a retail shop environment rather of only relying on the world-wide-web.

Supplemental merchandise consist of a mid-century suitcase attached to wooden legs to generate a funky console table, upcycled driftwood tea gentle holders and a mandala design and style foot stool.

Some of the items for sale at Koke Isha Home at Killburn Mill in New Bedford.

A person merchandise for sale, that Sousa restored, is a dresser she found in awful issue, in the basement of a seashore residence. She refurbished the piece, painting it purple and hand-portray cherry blossoms on the front.

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“If there is a piece that can be restored back again to its initial elegance, I am going to do that,” she mentioned. “But some of the items are beyond just refurbishing, so they are provided new life and kept out of the landfill.”

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