Another sign that Hyattsville is getting hipper: It now has Tanglewood Works, an upcycling store.
Also known as “creative reuse,” the idea behind upcycling is taking used goods that might be a little too young to qualify as antiques and turning them into something more valuable. That might mean putting a distressed look on an old dresser or adding some artsy finish.
After a successful run as a pop-up store over the holidays, Tanglewood Works has decided to make its permanent home on the corner of Baltimore Avenue and Gallatin Street in the historic downtown, around the corner from Vigilante Coffee.
As noted in a profile in the Hyattsville Life & Times, the store got its start in 2014 at Community Forklift in Edmonston before moving to Hyattsville. (If you’re wondering, the salvage store is on Tanglewood Drive, hence the name.)
Owner Sue Older-Mondeel told the paper that she hopes to develop a regular calendar of events, such as furniture painting classes aimed at “DYI-ers” and people who “want to dabble and play and have a social gathering.”
Tanglewood Works won first place in the Washington City Paper’s 2016 reader’s poll for “best handmade home decor.”