Local Couple Brings Life to Old Furniture on July 28 Episode of Sunday Arts

A Couple Explores DIY Tactics When Fixing Up Forgotten Furniture


St. Louis, MO—July 22, 2013—A St. Louis couple who makes a living by transforming old, seemingly worthless furniture into unique decor is featured on the July 28 episode of Sunday Arts.


Inspired by their Christian faith, Robert and Erica Karleskint have given new life to run-down furniture. On this episode of Sunday Arts, the couple explains how they have turned the DIY trend into a lifestyle by launching Anew Nature. The business sells shabby chic, French provincial and unique home decor. Their business is based on the metaphor of rebirth. For the Karleskints, this is an opportunity to upcycle furniture and give it purpose once again.


This episode of Sunday Arts also ventures across the country to explore the history and renovation of the iconic Hollywood sign. Next is a visit to a quirky “art farm” in Nebraska that combines artistic abilities with agriculture. The episode concludes with an interview with a photographer who incorporates old photographs into his new work.


Sunday Arts is a half-hour magazine series showcasing arts stories from PBS stations across the country. Every episode spotlights local arts organizations. Sunday Arts and all arts programming on the Nine Network is sponsored by PNC Bank.


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