27 Apr
Couture Curtain Desgin
is a seller of handmade and hand-altered items on Etsy.
Problem is she lists her “significantly altered” items in the Vintage category.  As a reward for ignoring the Dos and Don’ts, she was included in the Sunday blog feature Get The Look Decor on Nov. 13 with this item:
which used to be a brass lamp.  Now a painted metal lamp.  And it sold, thanks to Etsy promoting abuse of the vintage category!
She has only a small number of listings in her shop.  But there are more misuses of Vintage included in that small number.
Like this item:
which uses a supposed vintage frame, repainted, to make a hanging chalkboard.  This is not a ‘vintage frame’ as the misleading title states, but a new handmade item.
Another one currently for sale:
Another painted over brass lamp currently for sale:
More examples to see under her sold items.

2 Responses to “CoutureCurtainDesign”

  1. Pam Gari April 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Strange that there are NO curtains in this place at all. I’m starting to believe that some of these obvious shops are the product of nepotism at Etsy. There is no other explanation unless we just all missed the email about who to pay off and how much. Hell I can make the same thing with some trash picked items and spray paint, but I don’t have the stomach for it, and I’m not related to anyone that works at Etsy.

  2. morgansilk April 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Etsy staff do not understand the words “significantly altered”. It means whatever they want to mean.

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