• Afraid of Painting Your Furniture?

  • Posted on: November 7, 2015
      If Bassett, Crate & Barrel, and Ballard Design are painting theirs, why are you afraid to do it? So much of our wood furniture–whether a scratched family heirloom or end tables we picked up in college–has the potential to be painted.  And, ...
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  • Re-Do Furniture with Good Bones

  • Posted on: October 27, 2015
    With Halloween around the corner, what better time to talk about bones!  The old saying “it’s got great bones” is so appropriate when talking about  wood furniture!  Good Bones in our business means solid wood that’s perfect for a re-do ...
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  • Wood Furniture Gets Second Life with Elegant & Refined

  • Posted on: October 5, 2015
    For over 30 years now, I have watched sadly as quality furniture stores in the DC area have closed down.  Inexpensive imports turned up in the big box stores appealing to the constant flow of young workers and families who migrate ...
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  • Our oldest hand painted piece to date

  • hand painted drop leaf deskPosted on: September 30, 2015
    A dear old friend asked if we could update a desk that her father built back in shop class in high school. It had been sitting in her attic for decades waiting for attention. Except for a few rusty hinges ...
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  • Hand-Painted Furniture Highlighted in Granddaughter’s Nursery

  • Posted on: September 30, 2015
    Our customers and friends have asked us to share more personal stories with them–so here we go. My oldest daughter picked coral, pink and gold to build a sweet spot for her upcoming bundle of joy. Next she was off to the races ...
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