Auction Ninja and Patty's Portico Find Common Ground – Greenwich Sentinel’s Portico is partnering with Auction Ninja for her summer sale of outdoor furniture and accessories happening this week.
Patty DeFelice is at the helm of Patty’s Portico Outdoor Furniture Restoration, a Port Chester, N.Y.-based shop she started nearly 20 years ago.
“It’s about taking really beautiful objects and when I bring them back to life, I just love [the owners’] reaction,” DeFelice said of what she does at Patty’s Portico, which includes restoring patio furniture, cast iron radiators, railings, iron gates, art sculptures, motorcycle parts and aluminum pieces. Patty’s Portico also does teak wood restoration, wicker wood refinishing, vinyl strap replacement on furniture such as the Brown Jordan brand, welding repairs, mending of broken chair and table legs, as well as furniture cleaning and mold removal.
Projects at Patty’s Portico can take anywhere from 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 pictures of items, estimates and color charts can all be e-mailed, and products picked up and delivered.
Using a state-of-the-art powder coated paint finish to restore many of the pieces Patty’s Portico deals with, DeFelice said she has seen some interesting items pass through her doors—from a life-size sheep with a broken leg (it had been used for a Sleepy’s mattress store advertisement), to a Big Bird art sculpture that needed sandblasting and then was painted a bright yellow.
Now Patty has partner with Auction Ninja to sell some of her outdoor furniture and accessories. Auction Ninja’s Christie Spooner and Grant Panarese 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 others in the industry to take notice. After many conversations with industry peers, it became clear that there was a real need for the software in the industry, designed by people who actually understood the industry – and AuctionNinja was born.
To see Patty’s items follow this link: and then explore the rest of the Auction Ninja site to see the other thousands of items for sale.
People in Greenwich are buying more and more used furniture and other items because it is so hard to get quality new items now and buying used is better for the environment. Whether you want “new” used items from Auction Ninja or you want to restore items you already have, Patty is available to help at or call 914-935-8839.
P.O. Box 279
Greenwich, CT 06836
(203) 485-0226


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