“I encourage people to pick their colors and their furniture to sooth their souls and encourage healing and comfort in their living space. Our lives are so busy these days that we need to consider our own unique space as our very own solace. There are different places in the home with different personalities, a kitchen, living room, bedroom, family room, man cave, woman cave, etc. which needs appropriate atmosphere and personality, your personality, your colors, your spirit, your touch. That is what I can help you with.”

Anita Pettengill

About Us

Anita Pettengill


The idea- 9 years ago my husband and I started a nonprofit called Make a Home Foundation www.mahfct.org, helping homeless veterans and families in need. The idea was born from our love to go to tag sales and garage sales; we would ask everyone what they were doing with all the “left over items” after the tag sale was over and most of the time the answer was, they were going to the dump. We realized there were so many people that needed these things we decided to disperse them ourselves.

We then saw an Oprah episode that talked about the female veterans that were sleeping in their cars and that our war heroes were coming home displaced and needing our help. We decided to begin focusing our attention on helping our heroes. Our men and women who had fought for our freedom were being neglected not having the basic necessities of life like dishes and a table to eat at or a bed to sleep on.

We were doing some very good work with the help of our communities and donations. As time went on, we spread our wings to helping anyone who needed help. Victims of domestic violence, women and children, and many more in need.

Working with many State and community agencies including DCF, DSS, DDS, New Opportunities, Catholic Charities, Columbus House just to name a few.

Utilizing our warehouse in Waterbury, CT, which is where we held many of the tag sale items we collected, we were able to house all the donations, including the larger antique items. Some of the antique items needed a little sprucing up, which is where the idea to give items new life, instead of ending up in a landfill came from!

Typically, Make a Home Foundation Inc. does not take anything broken, stained or ripped, but will take items that may be dated or have scratches in the wood.

Make a Home Furnishings was cultivated from the need to do something with the items that were sitting in the warehouse and needed a fresh new look.

A portion of the proceeds go to help homeless veterans and families in need. What a concept!

6 Reasons to Shop with Us!

We support a sustainable and environment friendly lifestyle

We offer a large range of refurbished, reclaimed and upcycled furniture and products that are stylish and fun.

Artisan Made and Designed

With you in mind ReImagine, RePurpose Upcycle

Support our local Veterans and Families in need

Make a Home LLC Partners with Make a Home Foundation Inc. where a portion of the proceeds go to help local homeless in need.

Best Pricing Around There are not many places like us

We are not consignment we are a unique designer boutique shop with bargain prices.

Support Local

We are a local small business in Monroe Connecticut and a member of the local Monroe/Newtown Chamber of Commerce in Connecticut. Not big department store. You can feel it, sit on it, open it, see it, no big box coming to your house. Although we do deliver. We give you service with a smile. We help you find that perfect piece you have been searching for.

Personalized Shopping

That one of a kind custom piece that you’ve been wanting. One like no one else has. Let us help you create the look, your look, a custom piece or select something from the many options right off our showroom floor. We are here to help you.


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