Ninja auction and Patty’s Portico find common ground | Greenwich Sentinel

Patty DeFelice runs Patty’s Portico Outdoor Furniture Restoration, a boutique based in Port Chester, NY, which she started nearly 20 years ago.

“It’s about taking really beautiful things and when I bring them back to life, I love [the owners’] reaction,” DeFelice said of what she does at Patty’s Portico, which includes restoring patio furniture, cast iron heaters, railings, iron gates, art sculptures, motorcycles and aluminum parts. Patty’s Portico also performs teak wood restoration, wicker wood refinishing, vinyl strap replacement on furniture such as Brown Jordan branding, welding repairs, repairing broken chair and table legs , as well as furniture cleaning and mold removal.

Projects at Patty’s Portico can take two to three weeks, for example with a dining table and chairs. Customers don’t even have to set foot in the studio to use its services, as item photos, quotes and color charts can all be emailed, and products picked up and delivered.

Using a state-of-the-art powder coat finish to restore many of the pieces Patty’s Portico deals with, DeFelice said she’s seen some interesting items come through her doors – from a life-size sheep with a broken leg (it had been used for advertising a Sleepy’s mattress store), to a Big Bird art sculpture that needed sandblasting and then painted bright yellow.

Now Patty has partnered with Auction Ninja to sell some of her outdoor furniture and accessories. Christie Spooner and Grant Panarese of Auction Ninja launched their inventory management software for Black Rock Galleries towards the end of 2014. It didn’t take long to see the incredible impact on their business and for other players industry take notice. After many conversations with industry peers, it became clear that there was a real need for the software in the industry, built by people who actually understood the industry – and AuctionNinja was born.

To see Patty’s articles, follow this link: then explore the rest of the Auction Ninja site to see the other thousands of items for sale.

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