Easy Street Resale – Unique, Shabby Chic & Antique

Published 2:48 pm Monday, July 8, 2013

Easy Street Resale is owned by Helena residents Bo and Rachel Goodson. (contributed)

Easy Street Resale is owned by Helena residents Bo and Rachel Goodson. (contributed)

By LAURA BROOKHART / Community Columnist

Easy Street Resale is owned by Helena residents Bo and Rachel Goodson. My recent visit there was fun, plus it introduced me to a 2013 way of doing business.

“We sell through Facebook; often an item is sold within seconds after being posted. Most mornings by 10, we have several cars waiting for us to open our doors,” Bo told me.

“Many of our clientele are first time home owners. They can save a lot of money by coming here and buying re-purposed furniture. They can have style and color and express themselves. Best of all, this is furniture that has been kept out of the landfill.”

Bo and Rachel both grew up in Birmingham and after college, moved to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, where he operated a steel plant making roof trusses and commercial steel walls.

After Rachel graduated from University of Montevallo, the couple married and moved back to Birmingham to be near family and to create their own family. Their firstborn son is six weeks old.

Behind checkout were mixed-media canvases by Lydia Poole, forming a trio of decorative canvases of funky representational lamps constructed from objects, ribbons, paper, magazines and paint.

“This is a fun business; we meet so many cool and quirky people; we have a long list of vendors waiting for our spaces. We’re all just a breed of our own!” Bo commented.

“Everyone who enters our home says I should be an interior decorator, but the truth is that I have never considered myself any sort of designer. You simply can’t go wrong if you only fill your home with the things you truly love,” Rachel says.

Easy Street Resale strives to maintain an eclectic inventory of furniture, home accessories, art and gifts.

Lamps, shadeless shades repurposed as sculpture, lakehouse décor such as metal fish sculptures mounted on rustic boards, driftwood sculpture, mobiles and objets d’art, tiles and mosaics, fun and festive fabric purses, old lace, old trunks and type trays, jewelry of many flavors, of course are interspersed with furniture from baby high chairs to buffets, wardrobes, beds

Visit 124 Bowling Lane, just below Oak Mountain Lanes or at the store’s Facebook page.