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.