Bring Your Furniture Back to Life


Custom Kitchen Table Makeovers

We specialize in repair, staining, painting and reupholstery of 

kitchen, dining room tables and chairs. Call or send us a picture with dimensions

and we will provide a quote. 

Don't have a kitchen table? We are happy to find you one. You pick the stain,

paint colour and fabric for the chairs. Save money and  reduce landfill waste

Before and After Kitchen Table and Chair Makeover


The table top was stained, the body was painted French Country Patina

and the chairs reupholstered. 

Dining Room Chairs Before and After



Before and After Benches


Call us for a quote or send a picture via email


Many of us are inheriting furniture that does not match

our decor. We can help! Bring us your thoughts, ideas pictures for a free consultation.


This chair was in the family for several generations. Our customer wanted to keep the existing look. We restained it and cleaned up the fabric. 

DIY Projects In the Studio

Price List


Blanket Ladder


Canada Blanket ladder with maple leaf!


Sports Teams


Serving Trays with your favorite sports teams


Serving Tray


Choose your colour and in house stencil 


Drop In Studio


During your workshop we provide refreshments, coffee, tea and scones at no extra charge.

Furniture Painting


Chris painted this side table with French Country

Patina paint and  replaced the knob. Drop in and learn how easy it is to paint furniture. Bring a small piece of furniture, use our supplies and personal instruction for $25.00/hr. 

Chunky Knit Blanket Workshops

Friends & Family Get together


Join us for a relaxing afternoon of fun, friendship

and creativity . Great way to celebrate birthdays.

Great Food


We treat you to appetizers, refreshments, lasagna

coffee/tea and locally made desserts. We can also provide gluten free or vegan options. Please let us know at time of booking if you have any allergies

Cost of Workshop $160.00 + hst


 Includes material, full menu lunch and instruction. Class size is a maximum of 8 attendees. Payment is required at time of booking, we accept visa, amex, mastercard and e transfer. This workshop is non-refundable, however you may transfer it to a friend on the date you are scheduled. 

Chunky Knit Blankets make great gifts.


Griffin Vintage Furniture & Gifts also sells Chunky knit blankets. Colours are vintage cream, rose, gray, and black. Approx. length is 40"x 60". Yarn is a polyester, so soft and cozy. We also provide delivery services. Price $139.99

Creativity is a great stress reliever!


This Diy Workshop is so relaxing, we play soft music, put the fireplace on and take time for ourselves. This workshop generally runs from October to February on a monthly basis. 

Snapshot of our Catered workshops





Visit Our Store

Come down and see our charming store

Hours Of Operation

Monday- Friday 11am-6pm

Saturday 10am-6pm

Sunday 11am-4pm

Bluestone House Furniture Painting

Check out this great video from our supplier Bluestone House. Locally sourced from Dundas, Ontario! Yes,

Canadian Made High Quality Paints,

reasonably priced.


Chalky Vs Silky Patina Paint

Additional Information


Chalky vs Silky

Silky Patina & Chalky Patina

What's the Difference ? 

Chalky Patina is Perfect for that 

French Country Vintage Distressed look that is so desired !!! 

Chalky Patina has natural Canadian chalk minerals added to give you...

  • a matte chalk- like finish
  • incredible adhesion
  • amazing durability
  • no priming - no stripping - no pre-sanding
  • ultimate coverage
  • ultra low VOC's
  • can be sand distressed or wet distressed
  • virtually no smell 
  • 100% acrylic water-based paint  with Chalk !
  • soap & water clean up
  • little to no brush marks when drying
  • quick drying - re-coat the same day !
  • Canadian !!!
  • indoor / outdoor 

Chalky Patina usually covers in 2 coats. Whites usually require 2-3 coats. The most amazing part about this wonderful paint is that because of the chalk, the finish is slightly rough,  and when sanded to smooth out the finish and/ or distressed,the paint crumbles away instead of scratching the piece, hence giving you a time worn appearance rather than a sanded one. Chalky needs to be lightly sanded to give you a smooth finish before using a topcoat. I always use our Signature Bluestone House™ Beeswax, as I find it is the best finish for durability and sheen. 

Silky Patina is Perfect for that French Country clean look !!!

Silky Patina is just that ! Goes on like with a silky smooth finish.

  • incredible adhesion to unfinished pieces
  • amazing durability 
  • no priming - no stripping
  • ultimate coverage
  • ultra low VOC's
  • virtually no smell 
  • 100% acrylic water-based paint
  • soap & water clean up
  • little to no brush marks when drying
  • can be rolled
  • quick drying - re-coat the same day !
  • can be wet distressed
  • Canadian !!!
  • indoor / outdoor 

Silky Patina is amazing on unfinished or porous pieces, but does require some pre-sanding on previously painted surfaces. Just a light scuff - NO STRIPPING.  Silky has no chalk in it at all ! It goes on very smooth and can be rolled as well. Silky requires a cure time. That means when you have finished your project & are happy with it - do not put anything on it or use it for a few days. Although it does require a cure time, it does not require a topcoat ! The finish has a lovely sheen comparable to an eggshell finish. Having said that, a clear varnish can be applied for extra protection. I always use our Signature Bluestone House™ Beeswax, as I find it is the best finish for durability and sheen.  
Which one should I use? That is totally up to you depending on the final outcome you are trying to achieve, how much use it will get & how effort you are willing to give.Which one is better ? They are two entirely different products with different outcomes, the question is which one is better for you ? 
Are the colours the same ? The colours are the same for both the Silky & Chalky although because one is matte and one has a sheen, they will catch the light differently and may look a little different

Revitalize & adore your furniture


Kitchen Table & Chairs DIY

We took this table and gave it a complete makeover. Paint and new cushions completely changed the look of the set. Don't buy a new table, revitalize the one you have. Visit our store and we will show you how.



Specializing in gifts for all occasions ! 

We carry Paper Hearts, a unique collection of cards specializing in  love, celebration, encouragement, gratitude, baby  and home.  Fairy tales really do come true ... this card is to celebrate a real life fairy tale! Use this card to celebrate a new home, a special relationship, a wedding, anniversary or simply encourage someone you know not to give up on their dreams! Happily ever afters happen every day 


Canadian Made Products

Griffin Vintage supports Canadian made products. Proudly supporting our Canadian made Candles, local soap suppliers , Chalky Patina Paints and from Nova Scotia Paper Hearts Card Collection



Blanket Ladder Workshop

Blanket Ladder Workshops are so much fun. We provide all the supplies you need to create your own Custom  blanket ladder.

Cost $129.00 Lasagna Lunch included.

Receive 20% off  in store home decor products on Workshop Day

Email to reserve your spot in an upcoming workshop. 



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Let us know is you have any food allergies.


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Contact Us

Griffin Vintage Furniture and Gifts

7 Griffin St. Waterdown, ON L0R 2H0

Store Hours: Monday-Friday 11am-6pm Saturday 10am-6pm Sunday 11am-4pm 905-689-9799

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