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Relux 'a hobby that turned into a storefront'

GENEVA – Relux Vintage Restored and Painted Furniture, 316 Franklin St., Geneva, got started because owner Patrick Meyer wanted to paint an old dresser for his son.

Meyer, of St. Charles, a toy designer and toy consultant, used paint from the hardware store without good results, he said.

"I started looking into what are better products and that led me to CeCe Caldwell's paint products specifically for redoing furniture," Meyer said. "I redid that dresser and a lot of other furniture and posted it on Facebook. And sold it. It was a hobby that turned into a storefront."

He opened the Relux in January, selling revitalized furniture retail, as well as custom work, and offering classes for do-it-yourself projects.

Jackie Lauger of St. Charles, Relux's in-house artist, said she works on many of the pieces that come into the store for custom work, as well as teaching classes for do-it-yourselfers.

She said the CeCe Caldwell is chalk and clay-based paint that is eco-friendly without volatile organic compounds or fumes.

"If you have any sensitivities at all, small children, you're pregnant, you have pets or asthma – these products can be used indoors during any season," Lauger said.

More information is available on Relux Vinage's website at reluxvintage.com/‎or by calling 630-463-9009.

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