Shop Here: Poverty Barn in New Paltz

  |  February 24, 2014

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Have you been to Poverty Barn in New Paltz yet? If not, please add it to your list of places to check out next time you’re in town. First of all, the name is brilliant, a wry nod to the fact that many of us can’t afford to shop at those other furniture stores (you know which ones). And the concept is simple: Fix up furniture and sell it at affordable prices. It’s like the midway stop between a pricy homewares boutique and a yard sale. Owners Nancy Stonecypher and Heather McGill know their way around a piece of sandpaper and a paint can, and if you’re unfamiliar with their work, take gander at the photos on their Facebook page to get a sense of what they do in their shop, located 1 Old Route 199, just outside of the village. They even got some love from the New Paltz Times last month. We love the store and their style, because we’ve been yanking old abandoned furniture off the sides of roads for years now, slapping a coat of pain on it, and making it part of our home collection. McGill and Stonecypher, however, do it much better. Poverty Barn is open Wednesday-Sunday for by special appointment Mondays and Tuesdays.

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