Thursday, September 30

kitchen island (with bark)

what's not to love about this custom kitchen island? we made the top from local pine (justin picked up 2 6' pieces at the flea market- lucky!) and finished it with a food safe butcher block wax.

mike from blue collar artisans made us this great custom wine rack (he's incredibly talented and next months featured artist- mark your calendars ;) )

they picked out adorable knobs to hang pretty dishtowels and lunchboxes.

and we made a paper towel holder out of black iron pipe and added a few more hooks.

time to host a dinner party!

Thursday, September 23

papaya side cabinet

there were a slew of new items that came into the shop that snuck in without a before picture again. this old commode as i am told they were called is one of those items, so here is the after!

i have been playing around with getting a good crackle finish and am extremely happy with the results here. the light papaya color perfectly accents the dark finish coming through. and look at that original hardware! it doesn't get much better than that.

a nice lining inside the drawers and cabinet and it's ready to store all your this and thats!

Wednesday, September 22

chair and table

this chair was almost perfect when we got it. all i had to do was replace the cushion with new foam and yummy leather and sand off the old paint splatters.

now it's ready for a new generation of coffee and wine drinkers.

i picked up this old chair base at brimfield. it needed some sanding and a fantastic top.

luckily we had just the thing. now it's the perfect side table/ emergency stool.

Tuesday, September 21

classic sideboard

this sideboard is such a classic that all i felt it needed was a bit of a face lift. it has such great lines and is a solid piece.

love the relief details here along with the likely original keyhole hardware.

painted this blue/green that made an appearance on a hutch earlier this summer. a little crackling and distressing finishes it off nicely.

and here's a little side table and candle holder that recently went out n the shop floor.

Monday, September 20

heartifacts by haley morgan

we have a great new batch of earrings in from haley morgan aka heartifacts. haley takes all sort of old earrings and other recycled and repurposed materials and reimagines them into very funky, cool and affordable new pieces.

these necklaces are pretty fantastic. we couldn't quite get a picture to do them justice. you'll just have to come in and see for yourself!

Thursday, September 16

custom hutch

this hutch was a custom job for a client's massage office. it was built to house sheets and other necessities.

it's constructed from a combination of new materials, a reclaimed door and some molding that was torn off a customer's exterior home.

we went with a soft distressed white finish so it would not detract from the quiet soothing atmosphere of the office.

Wednesday, September 15

chairs and lamps!

it's been a while since we've had some chairs!

this mismatched group speak to each other nicely as a set.

love this fabric. classic with a bit of a modern twist.

we also just finished these two standing floor lamps. this lamp has such great lines and is just so delicious with the aged green finish.

this brass one had such great patina we cleaned it up and let it be. both were finished with a coffee sack we got from a local roaster.

Wednesday, September 8

arts night out: edison rex

these months just keep flying by! it's time again for another arts night out opening. this month we are very excited to have the fantastic edison rex debuting a new series of prints. the originals are also on display for the next few weeks.

aslandia is a new body of work inspired by mythology and motherhood. it’s a universal tale of parental protection and love retold through print and stitch, dark seas and fantastical creatures.

stop by this friday, september 10th between 5-8 to meet the artist and schmooze with some fine folks!

Monday, September 6

carver coffee table

remember these old coffee tables? i am instantly transported back to childhood upon seeing it. so much so in fact that i nearly passed it up!

i had been itching to punch a poem into a piece of furniture ever since liz's magical mary oliver coffee table. this piece was just calling out for it!

i went with one of my favorites, the best time of the day by raymond carver.

a perfect fit for the nearing end of the season.

Thursday, September 2

basket lighting

inspired by a trip to brimfield in july (was it really that long ago???), we made some new lighting!

these old golf ball baskets make the perfect pendant lights.

this lamp has been in the making for some time. we scored this great base which is some sort of tire well welded to an iron pipe. it would have made a great weapon, but we went with something a bit more practical.

we added this old clamming basket to act as a shade exposing the bulb. hard to see it n the light of day, but it casts a very cool shadow against the wall.

Wednesday, September 1

copper edged farm table

this is one of those projects that has been buried back in the workshop for some time now. we finally had some room out on the shop floor for such a large table so it was time to give it a go.

the result is rather dramatic. after much back and forth we decided that the proportion of the table just wasn't right. we opted to chop off about 6 inches all around giving it a slimmer profile. it will still comfortably accommodate 6 people at just shy of 5 feet long.

we stripped off most of the dark finish and went with a liming wax to lighten it up overall.

liz came up with the fantastic touch of adding the copper flashing around the edge. the perfect finish!