Welcome to Three Sisters Furniture! We are the three sisters: Vesna, Duška and Svetlana who were born and raised in Bosnia where we lived until the civil war broke out in our country of former Yugoslavia. As small children in the early 1990s, we spent 15 months in a concentration camp due to our Serbian ethnicity where we learned about the importance of family, hope and resilience.
Subsequently, we spent years as refugees moving from city to city until finding a permanent home in the United States. Upon arrival to the land of hope and opportunity in 1997, we settled in the Milwaukee area where we were welcomed with open arms by the members of the community. We enrolled in middle school and went on to pursue higher education, graduating college and graduate school so we can continue to give back to the community that gave so much to us when we needed it the most.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, after seeing furniture by the curbside and in search of bringing some positivity and color into the world while minimizing waste, we joined forces to begin furniture restoration.
Although this may come as a surprise, furniture is the number one least-recycled item in a household and over 80 percent of it ends up in landfills. According to the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in 2018, this accounted for 9.68 million tons of furniture. As home buying and renovating continue to increase, so does the number of trees that need to be cut down. It is estimated that between 3.5 billion to 7 billion trees are cut every year according to a report published by the Rainforest Action Network (RAN). As US consumer spending continues to increase, this only adds to the negative impact on the environment. United States consumer spending on furniture and bedding is projected to reach 119.8 billion in 2021 (statistica.com).
At Three Sisters Furniture, we believe that your home should be a reflection of your unique style and personality without a negative impact on our planet. We love restoring furniture and brining it back to life with a pop of color. Whether you have furniture that you are not ready to part with that needs to be updated or would like us to create a new piece, we will work with you every step of the way to ensure you are satisfied with the final product. Together, we will help you create a perfect home environment while minimizing waste and preserving our planet for future generations.
We are located in Milwaukee Wisconsin and serve the greater Wisconsin, Illinois area.
Thank you and we look forward to working with you!
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