About 10 years ago, I discovered House Parts & have been a regular ever since. It’s in downtown Atlanta in a not-so-nice part of town, in a weathered old brick building with a lot of character. You have no idea when you walk in there that you’re about to find so many treasures. I checked their website & they have been in business since 1979, offering historical, antique, & architectural reproductions of plaster, cast resin, concrete, fiberglass & high-density foam products. They also carry lots of drapery hardware. Many high-end stores in Atlanta carry their products. You’ll also see some of their things sometimes in TJ Maxx or Homegoods. Someone told me how neat this place was years ago & once I went there, I was hooked! I think you can order from them without having a business license, but I’ve only shopped by going in person & checking out the clearance room…it’s open to the public. The clearance room is a room where all the rejects & not-perfect items end up for sale at a really discounted price. That’s my kind of room & that’s where I’ve bought all the stuff that’s ended up in my house. Most of it can be salvaged or repaired or painted & is perfectly fine. If you are in Atlanta & get the chance, visit House Parts! You’ll love it! Here are some interior shots of the warehouse from inside, shows all the items that they have for sale in this showroom. (Click all pics for an up-close view)
I was facinated by all the neat things they carry from day one.
You can get very large items or very small items. There’s something for everyone! See the lady statue in the middle? I have that one on my foyer table.
Another inside shot.
I walked around my house & took some shots of all the House Parts things I have in my house…it’s a lot! I’m sure there’s more, but this is just a quick look at them.
Concrete little boy reading statue in a guestbath. I think for all of these statues I paid less than $10 each.
Plaster bunny in guestroom. Another little boy reading statue in guestroom. This one is cast resin, I think. His head was broken off (clean break) & I glued it back on.
Plaster Lady statue. This had some damage around the bottom & I repaired it with plaster of Paris.
Cast resin bunny has a broken tail, which you can’t see since he sits in the corner.
A huge plaster finial that was white when I bought it. I remember this piece was $15 & it is about 3′ tall. I took it home & painted it & still love it.
This is a lightweight foam piece that looks just like concrete. I painted & glazed it & it fits over my tapestry perfectly. I think this piece was about $15 to $20 & had some very minor damage.
Plaque in the DR was $5.00. I think this one is resin. I was told their resin stuff is now imported from China, but it is still very heavy & well made. They do plaster, concrete, & heavy foam in house still.
Cherry Menlove says
Yes, the clearence room would be my kind of room also. I get such a thrill from finding a bargain. I wish it weren’t so far away!!!
cool! I’m gonna have to check this out next time I’m there visiting family.
My candlesticks came on Monday! Yipee! I love ’em!!! I’ve been too busy though, to find a spot for them, but when I do, I’ll show you!
Decorating Queen says
What a wonderful place. I just love the pig trio. What great treasure finds. Nicole
Hi Rhoda! I loved taking the tour of House Parts with you and was drooling the entire time!!! It is such an incredible place! *sigh* It was fun to see how you have used all the goodies you found there thuout your home too :O)
Sandi @ the WhistleStop Cafe says
I have never even heard of House Parts… That sounds like a place you could spend the day.
You have such a great eye!
I especially like your new bunnies 🙂
daisy cottage says
What a wonderful place that must be! I’ve never heard of it.. thanks for sharing this with us! I love the things that you have gotten from there in your home..
Rhoda, I knew the minute I saw this blog that it had to be Rhoda from Great Impressions! Your style shines through!
Joyce aka lilly
(who hasn’t been on GI in foreva!)
Oh my….my heart just stopped for a moment….I think I have a big plaster ur/baslet with roses on the top like one in your yard (from a previous post) did that come from the warehoue?
oh i had forgotten about this place…i used to love to go there…many of their things grace my home today…blessings, rebecca
After some of your comments on my blog, I know that it took something verrrrrrrrry special to get you into Atlanta. LOL. And I can see that with bargains like this, hectic traffic takes a back seat! How fun to find so many items for a song. I can see from the comments here that the clearance room is going to have a few more visitors now!
The last draw for me in Atlanta, years ago, was the international DeKalb Farmers Market. I had never seen anything like it, nor have I since. Loved it.
So glad you visited, too, and that you enjoyed the view. Great to hear that Alabama being picturesque was a surprise to you, too! LOL, well, now I have far more to scenic things to see in Alabama than the bargain Scottsboro, Unclaimed Luggage store! Have a great day! 🙂
You have some wonderful items from there. It must be a dream to shop there!
Betty Jo says
Oh WOW! What an incredible place this is. I would have a blast there. You have chosen such beautiful things Rhoda for your home. xoxo
Southern Heart says
I would love this place! I enjoyed seeing all of their wonderful offerings, and also your beautiful finds!
What a neat building to work out of. You always find the neatest little stores. I think I just need to make a trip to where you live.