Alan Shull’s take on the cottage concept is on display at this charming, uncluttered, burlap-walled shop in Andersonville. Shull is sticking to his country-boy roots (he grew up in Oregon, Illinois), dotting Patina with large-scale reproductions of small-townish signs he paints and distresses (at press time, he had one advertising a general store), old dairy baskets, library card catalogs, and vintage price boards (complete with little rearrangeable white letters). He also makes lamps and tables using salvaged barn wood.
5137 N. CLARK ST., 773-334-0400, PATINACHICAGO.COM
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