Tucked on Stoughton’s charming gallery- and shop-filled Main Street, Studio 184 offers up rustic-chic farmhouse style. Owners Cindy and Barry Gaszo are passionate about sharing their expertise in rehabbing old furniture and inspiring customers’ own home décor.
The combination DIY workshop and retail space is housed in a spacious historic building that was formerly a general store, newspaper office and, most recently, an art gallery before Studio 184 opened four years ago. “We’re art, but on a different canvas,” Cindy Gaszo says.
Exposed ductwork and original wood floors complement the vintage finds that were handpicked by the Gaszos and others who scout vintage stores and flea markets for the couple. Find globes, repurposed barnwood turned into artwork, canvas bags and, of course, furniture that the couple has rescued and repainted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, which the store exclusively sells. They also host monthly chalk paint educational workshops as well as other furniture DIY how-tos.
“Our regular customers say when they come in they’re inspired,” Gaszo says. “There’s no better word that people can say!”
The Gaszos pride themselves on running a genuine “mom and pop” store and providing caring customer service. They love repurposing old furniture (and will do custom projects for clients) but Gaszo also enjoys sharing with customers how easy it can be to rehab furniture themselves.
“If you haven’t been inspired when you leave Studio 184, I haven’t done my job,” Gaszo says.