Eco-chic: Ava’s Attic going green with revamped furniture line

Ava's Attic

Susan Henry and her daughter, Courtney Hood, started Ava’s Attic Consignment Boutique four years ago. Six months ago, they started Ava’s Attic Furniture Company to repurpose furniture.

Molly Mosher
Published: Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 04:45 PM.


The adage goes that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure, and Ava’s Attic is proving it.

Ava’s Attic Consignment Boutique in Miramar Beach is “going green” by revamping outdated or unsellable furniture into one-of-a-kind beachy pieces.

“Consignment is green anyway … but we’re repurposing furniture,” said Susan Henry, who co-owns the four-year-old store with her daughter Courtney Hood.

Henry and Hood decided to give under-appreciated consignment pieces a new life under the brand Ava’s Attic Furniture Company about six months ago.

“We’d end up with a lot of things we can’t sell,” said Henry. “We have a vision to change it … into something that will work.”

Henry recruited her son, Brett, to bring the vision to reality and craft custom benches from old headboards, and dressers from unused armoires. He also makes porch swings from twin and full bed frames.

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