If you've ever taken an afternoon to shop in downtown Bellefontaine, chances are you've passed by - and hopefully stopped in to - The Silver Elephant. With a mix of old and new, there's truly something for everyone. Located at 139 South Main Street next to the Opera Building, The Silver Elephant's unique black exterior and theater marquee are easily recognizable to passersby.
Owner Joni Dailey founded The Silver Elephant in June of 2013. Having graduated from Ohio University with a Bachelor's degree in Interior Design, Joni's education and experience made her decision to open The Silver Elephant an easy one. Reflecting on her "second chance" in life, Joni shared, "We have opportunities to look at what we have and how we can enhance it, recreate it, or change it all together. That goes for furniture, homes, and our lives."
Their simple motto of "Rethink, Re-Purpose, and Revive" sums up her store's mission: "There is so much headed for the landfill that really just needs a little update and we began doing that. We wanted to create thought-provoking products so that people would hopefully look at their 'trash' differently and therefore help to reduce waste in an environment that is already struggling." Customers can find vintage and antique furniture that has been updated with new upholstery and refinished in vibrant colors amidst home décor accents and finishing touches. In addition, The Silver Elephant offers interior design services and carries specialized lines of window treatments and rugs.