Crystal Blackshaw opened Chic Antique, a new store in Chicago specializing in one-of-a-kind refurbished vintage furniture to offer green alternatives to mass-produced, cookie cutter home furnishings. She extends the life of each piece by modernizing it through color, materials, and hardware, giving it a fresh facelift to fit into the chic modern homes of today’s generation. Drawing upon artists, creators, and skilled trades people in the windy city, she turns yesteryears’ drab alley finds into today’s chic antiques!