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Hutches! Hutches! Hutches!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

A new trend in Farmhouse decor is to find the PERFECT hutch!  Well, we have been listening and agree that an amazing hutch is needed in every Farmhouse or French Cottage Home!  We have a knack of finding just the right sad, tired and dated hutch and turning it into the most amazing piece you ever did see!  New hardware is added to bring the beauty of solid wood furniture into the 21st century, restored to perfection!

Oh!YEAH!  Now that's what we're talk'n about!




















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French Farmhouse Stenciled Sideboard, Simply a Must Have!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

A splash of color...a touch of romance.....an amazing vintage restored sideboard that is surely hard to resist!  It has taken us hours of restoration to bring this amazing 1940s vintage sideboard back to her intended glory.  We have painted this beauty a gorgeous shade of teal with a pretty green interior.  Time~worn stencils with a French flair have been added to her drawers and doors along with fleur-delis and diamonds on her top.  A pretty back splash features a miniature diamond pattern.  Her interior also features beautiful French stencils on the inside of the drawers and doors.  Not one part of her has been neglected!  She is ready to place in your home!  This spectacular piece could be used in an entry hallway, dining room, bedroom or even made into a beautiful bathroom vanity!  Immediate shipping available, shipping quotes available with your zip code.


Take a look!  You will Love Her!


 For sale in our Etsy Store!
  


66" X 22" X 36 1/4" Tall


Available in our Etsy Store
Painted to perfection!


Her interior is painted a beautiful shade of apple green with French laurel wreaths....ready to place your lovely linen or dishes in!





The sides of her drawers have been stenciled too!  Such a pretty touch!






The interior of the drawers have pretty time~worn French laurel wreaths with an added "Home Sweet Home" stencil.







We have distressed her finish to perfection, so beautiful, she looks to have been used and loved for 100 years!

Her drawers glide nicely, her knobs are new which makes her sparkle!
Don't you just LOVE time~worn stenciling?  We do!

Her top features beautiful harlequin stenciling with pretty fleur-delis and a beautiful distressed finish.

This beautiful sideboard has been painted with chalk paint with a protective poly-acrylic finish, perfect for everyday use and easy cleaning. 

Visit our Etsy store for purchase, and if you miss out on this beauty we can certainly do one just for you!

  

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Painted Cottage Furniture.....Painted Cottage Style, What is it?

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Ahhh.....  familiar terms that describe the type of decor that we want to accomplish to get that "feeling" of home! Whether or not we love Shabby Chic style, Painted Cottage style, French Farmhouse Chic, French Country, Farmhouse Decor, Coastal Chic Home, or an amazing Romantic Style Home it can be accomplished by adding beautiful furnishings and touches to your style of choice.  We will start with Painted Cottage Style:


Painted Cottage Armoire

Painted Cottage style furniture is usually very romantic, reminiscent of the time it was produced.  Pieces of cottage furniture can date anywhere from 1890-1940.  The industrial age of mass produced furniture began!  Usually Cottage Style furniture was factory made with woods such as walnut and mahogany and veneers were used in abundance.  In their natural state, these pieces can be unattractive and look tired to most, but we can make them shine again!   Most would refer this style as "Shabby Chic". We refer to it as Painted Cottage Furniture. We work our magic and make these timeworn pieces come alive again!

Restored cottage armoire
Before restoration
Painted Cottage armoire restored, roses and glass knobs
After restoration


Painted Cottage Beds
Painted Cottage beds usually were produced between 1890-1940 were offered in "Twin size" and "Full size"  Queen and King size beds were not offered until the 1950s-60s.  Painted Cottage Beds are perfect additions to Children's bedrooms, Beach Cottages, Romantic Homes, Shabby Chic decor, guest rooms and Painted Cottage style homes.  They can be so Romantic Home Style and fit into today's French Country decor.  They can be either newly upholstered and painted or just painted with floral appliques added.
Shabby Chic painted cottage bed with posters and roses
Vintage Painted Cottage Style Bed

Painted Cottage shabby chic bed white
1920s Painted Cottage style bed


 Painted cottage beds with roses
Vintage 1930s Cottage Style Painted Bed
 Painted Cottage Bed white
King or Queen style Painted Cottage Bed

Painted Cottage Dressers

Dressers that are considered Cottage Dressers usually were made of walnut with veneer or mahogany.  It was common to see them with attached mirrors that were on stanchions.  These sets were commonly sold in catalogs such as Sears or in local furniture stores.  This type of furniture was considered inexpensive and affordable for the normal household.  We now find them irresistibly charming to use as Painted Cottage Furniture because of their romantic lines and durability.   

Shabby chic tall painted dresser with rose appliques
1920s tall chest Painted Cottage Furniture


Shabby Chic style dresser with glass knobs
1920s Cottage Dresser with floral appliques


Shabby Chic Painted Cottage dresser
Painted Cottage tall dresser with floral appliques
We pride ourselves on our workmanship and quality!  If you have need of any Painted Cottage Furniture, give us a call!  We will be more than happy to help you find the perfect piece for your home!

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A Romantic China Closet and a Tale of my Excitement!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Once I laid eyes on her, I knew that I HAD to have her....Sitting there all alone in a corner of a dark and lonely antique store....I saw her potential.  My mind was racing about the possibilities that lay before her.......  I had just gotten out of the hospital, my arm in a sling.  Yep...I had just gotten home from a total shoulder replacement!  That particular day I decided to ride along with my husband as he delivered two of our recently restored armoires to a dear customer in Rhode Island.   On our trip homeward my eyes were darting left and right for hidden treasure spots where I could find a special piece that may be awaiting a new life! I SPOTTED IT! A shop hidden in the bushes, I caught a glimpse of part of an overgrown sign that said "ANTIQUES".   A delighted squeal erupted from me and almost scared my hubby to death!  I then asked my husband nicely  yelled for my husband to go back so I could look inside.  He humored me and around we turned, me sitting at the edge of my seat with great anticipation.  "You know you aren't going to be able to work on furniture for a couple more months" he said......"Um....I know" I said with weak conviction, I'd find a way to continue my work even if it meant I would become left handed!  Inside I went and there SHE was!  The most beautiful 1920s china closet, pristine yet in need of finding a new purpose, a new look and a new home.  
I checked her out top to bottom, wiggled her legs, opened her drawers, looked at her interior....great bones, no issues, just in need of some TLC.  
It would be months before I could tackle her,but that was OK, it was all good as long as I knew she could come home with me, it was her time to join the 21st century, her time to shine!
Now that I am in full swing again and fully recovered, it was time to restore this beauty, turn her into a dream come true.  Working on her made sis and I smile, seeing her turn into a beautiful piece of art made us happy.  We carefully took her apart, shelves removed, grill removed, glass removed, we painstakingly gave her the attention she needed, she was worth it!
Here she is finished:
 Restored shabby chic China Closet
We painted her a shade of creamy white, distressed her lightly and added beautiful crystal knobs to her door and her drawers.
If you look inside the drawers you will find a pretty surprise!
Shabby chic painted china
Each of her drawers have been painted a pretty shade of French blue, lovingly stenciled with a beautiful flower basket stencil.  
White shabby chic china closet
So pretty!
This stunning china closet will be the centerpiece of someone's home!
White chalk painted china closet
 Her beautiful carved legs are so typical 1920s.... full of romance and are so charming!
Painted Cottage Furniture
 Her interior two shelves have plate grooves, perfect for platters and dishes
Painted cottage buffet
She would be perfect for linen storage, craft room storage, toy storage or spectacular in a bathroom to store towels and toiletries! 
French farmhouse painted cottage furniture
This restoration was so much fun and so rewarding, we eagerly await that special person that will call her home!  Will it be you? 

This stunning restored China Closet can be found in our Etsy store.

We ship country wide and can provide you with a shipping quote if you provide us with your ZIP code.  All shipping is fully insured, let us handle all the details for you, all you have to do is wait for her to be delivered to your home!  
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860-966-7149


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Thursday, September 21, 2017

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Is Farmhouse Chic YOUR style??? 

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This Ain't your Mama's China Closet!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

We have spent so much time with this gorgeous 1920s china closet, I felt quite attached by the time she was finished!  She was sitting sad and lonely for quite some time in our storage area until one day I gave her the eye and said "you're finally getting your day"!  I honestly thought I saw a glimmer of hope in her then grimy window....she wanted to shine once again.  We brought her to the workroom and spent some time dismantling her and finding out that she was missing a top pediment and her window fretwork was missing.   So sis and I set off to make her gorgeous again.....drawing, sawing, sanding....she came together beautifully!  New crystal knobs grace her front along with beautiful rose garlands galore.  WoW!  Sis and I are becoming quite the professionals if I do say so myself.  No husbands were involved in her restorations....cool!

In all her glory once again...



Shabby Chic China closet

Pretty from all sides!

Another beautiful surprise can be found when you open her wonderful bottom storage drawer...
A beautiful French Flower Basket Stencil!
The drawer interior is painted the same gorgeous shade of French Blue with a wonderful French Flower Basket stencil topped off with new sparkly crystal knobs.

You can find this beauty in our ETSY store, and if by chance when you go to visit her she has already sold, we can create one just for you!  Just drop us a line and we will be happy to call you to discuss the possibilities! 
A great video of her can be found on our Facebook Page!




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Stunning! A Queen Bed that is aMaZiNg!

Saturday, June 27, 2015

oH My GoSh!

A Queen Size Bed to Die for! We love creating and I think we have created a beauty! 

Can't you imagine this breathtaking bed piled high with a gorgeous down comforter and tons of amazing chic pillows?  ahhh!
This gorgeous bed is scrumptious and will make your home aMaZiNg!

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