We’re Hanging Up the Spray Gun

Fuji Mini-Mite 3 HVLP Spray System
Fuji Mini-Mite 3 HVLP Spray System

An important announcement from Erik G. Warner Decorative Salvage:

We’re hanging up the spray guns, folks.

Calling it quits. Closing the doors. Givin’ it up. Shutting down our business.

We announce this with no small amount of sadness but we also announce it with a great deal of excitement and anticipation.

For the last 15 years Erik has been dealing with Degenerative Disc Disease and as the years have gone on, his spine has gone downhill. He is now at a point that it is no longer feasible to continue to move furniture for a living so we have decided to close Erik G. Warner Decorative Salvage, at least as a full-time venture.

Erik has taken a “regular” job and will now be riding a desk instead of restoring them. That is where the excitement and anticipation come in. He looks forward to new challenges as he transitions back into the world of employed work.

He plans to still restore a piece of beautiful Mid Century Modern furniture every now and then, but it will be on a very limited basis. Basically, we’ll be running the biz as more of a hobby than a going concern.

We have truly enjoyed the ride this business has taken us on and have so many people to thank for getting us where we are.

If you have followed us here or on Facebook, purchased our wares, or been a supporter in any way…thank you.

Our family has been an endless source of moral support, our children have helped us move more furniture than we are sure they ever cared to, and our parents have given us encouragement and financial assistance. (They have been our angel investors.) We simply cannot thank our family enough.

Our friends have been there for us every step of the way. They have promoted us via social media, and told their friends about us, and purchased our wares. Thank you!

There are two people who deserve a special thanks: Neal and Jon at MidModMen. It was back in 2012 that the plan to open MidModMen was hatched and we were in on the ground floor of that venture. Without Neal and Jon, we would not be where we are today. They have been partners, collaborators, counselors, mentors, and, most specially, friends. Thank you, Neal and Jon, for all you have done for us.