Monday, December 29, 2014

Customizable Reclaimed Wood Wall Shelves + Vintage Railroad Date Nail Coat Racks

These shelves + coat racks are fully customizable.  The shelves are hand-crafted from planks of reclaimed, 100-year-old wooden sub-flooring, and shipping pallet wood.  Each plank is sanded, stained, and sealed in an effort to accentuate the natural beauty of the wood grain and knots.  The solid cast iron brackets very in style.  A standard shelf measures: 10"D x 34"W.  However, both depth and width can be made to order.  The coat rack, which can be installed beneath the shelf, features a series of reclaimed steel railroad date nails of assorted numbers.  The number stamped on the nail heads indicates the year that it was made.  A "56" for example, would indicate the nail was manufactured in 1956.  Historically, nail heads were driven into railroad ties for record keeping purposes.  The shelf and the coat rack can be sold as a pair, or individually.  Prices range based on size, but generally, the shelf alone is around $160. The coat rack alone is around $100.  If purchased together, the ensemble is around $260. We can ship within the U.S.


 






Monday, December 8, 2014

Customizable Kent Coffey Mirror - SOLD

Phil and I think designer mid-century modern mirrors look gorgeous mounted on walls.  The mirror pictured here was manufactured circa 1955 by Kent Coffey.  It measures: 29"W x 48"H, and is priced at $200.  The wood finish is original, the frame shows very minimal signs of wear, and the glass is in excellent condition.  We charge an additional $100 for custom mirror refinishing.

 

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Painting on Canvas - Francoise Hardy - $500

This large-scale acrylic painting was created in December of 2014 by Lauren Drake Santoro of Blue Lamb Furnishings.  It features a monochromatic portrait of Francoise Hardy, a famous French singer and actress of the 1960s.  The deep-edge, stretched cotton canvas measures: 30"W x 36"H. 

 This painting is currently on display at the beautifully renovated Barn at Todd Farm in Rowley, MA.  The Barn at Todd Farm is a brand new, multi-dealer antique, vintage, and handmade craft shop.  The address for Todd Farm is 275 Main St./Rt 1A.  We can also accommodate private showings if you are unable to make it to The Barn during their hours of operation. 


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Kent Coffey "Town House" Lowboy - SOLD

This one-of-a kind, redesigned mid-century modern dresser/credenza has classic clean lines, and beautiful architectural details. It is made of solid walnut. It was manufactured in 1955 in Lenoir, North Carolina for the Kent Coffey “Town House” collection. The natural wood finish on the drawer fronts is original. The rest of the body has been refinished. The new finish is two coats of highly durable Benjamin Moore semi-gloss paint (white + charcoal gray) over two coats of primer. The 9 drawers are constructed with dovetail joints. They all slide well. The solid brass drawer pulls are original. This is a very versatile, statement worthy piece of furniture. Excellent for storage in any room. It measures: 64"W x 19"D x 31"H.





Monday, December 1, 2014

Inventory of Unfinished Furnishings


Phil and I periodically receive inquires from clients asking to see our inventory of unfinished furnishings.  Here is a collection of before photos for pieces that are either works in progress or works on deck to be refinished in the coming weeks.  If you see something that you would like first dibs on, or would like us to customize for you, please contact us.  We can put a hold on that piece for you.  As always, thank you so much for visiting our site!

 Broyhill Emphasis Highboy

Pair of Upholstered Armchairs

 Twin Bedframe

MCM Lowboy w/Black + Brass Pulls


MCM Desk

3/4 Size Jenny Lind Bedframe

 Full MCM Bedframe

MCM Credenza w/ Chrome Pulls



 Kent Coffey Perspecta Quad Lowboy

 
MCM Credenza w/ End Cabinets

Thayer Coggin Coffee Table

Friday, November 28, 2014

Gray MCM Dresser/Credenza - SOLD

This handsome mid-century modern chest of drawers has the simple, classic, clean lines that we love. We refinished this piece with two hand-painted coats of a Benjamin Moore premium semi-gloss paint over two coats of BIN primer.  The tapered wooden legs are also refinished.  All nine drawers slide well, and are solidly constructed with dovetail joints.  For a little extra spice, we lined the drawers with a designer wall covering featuring a geometric lace print.  The original brass drawer pulls have a beautiful natural patina.  This is a very versatile, statement worthy piece of furniture.  It would be excellent for storage in any room.  This chest of drawers measures: 60"W x 18"D x 30"H.






Here is a before photo of the piece:


Monday, November 24, 2014

Customizable Full-Size Jenny Lind Bed - SOLD

Professionally refinishing spindle beds is very tedious work, but the result (and the impact that these pieces have on a room) is stunning.  We now have in our hands this lovely antique Jenny Lind bed frame.  It is solidly crafted, and was most likely manufactured in the late 1800s (prior to 1870, when box-springs were invented and bed sizes became standardized).  In the past, we have received inquiries from our clients regarding custom colors on Jenny Lind beds, so we decided to post before photos of this one to re-gauge that interest.  This particular one includes a headboard, a foot board, and two wooden size rails (which are not pictured).  The space between the side rails on this bed is not a standard width for accommodating a full/double size box spring, so we plan to build a solid platform that will rest atop the rails. This platform will eliminate the need for a box spring.  The height of the platform will be approximately 17" from the floor, which would be a comfortable height for a child.  Fully assembled, this bed frame measures: 53 1/4"W x 80"L.  The head board is 37"H.  The foot board is 35"H.  Our price for fully customizing this bed is $775, with local delivery included.  We can have this bed finished and delivered within one week of purchase.



Here are some photos of spindle beds that we have done in the past:





And in case you've ever been curious, here is a link to a little history on the real Jenny Lind, and the furniture style named after her:

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/will-the-real-jenny-lind-pleas-144764

White Broyhill Sculptra MCM Highboy - SOLD

This gorgeous, mid-century modern chest of drawers was part of the Broyhill Premier Sculptra collection, which was introduced in 1957, and remained in production into the mid 1960s.  It has classic clean lines, beautiful architectural details, and is solidly built of walnut and pecan.  We refinished this piece with two hand-painted coats of a Benjamin Moore premium semi-gloss paint over two coats of BIN primer.  All three drawers slide well, and are solidly constructed with dovetail joints.  For a little extra spice, we lined the drawers with a designer wall covering featuring a geometric lace print.  The two cabinet doors open and fold to reveal three deep cubby compartments above the drawers.  This is a very versatile, statement worthy piece of furniture.  It would be excellent for storage in any room.  This chest measures: 42"W x 17"D x 44"H (including the back lip).

 
 



  

And here is a before photo:



Saturday, November 22, 2014

Kent Coffey MCM Highboy - SOLD

This one-of-a kind, redesigned mid-century modern highboy dresser is constructed of solid walnut.  It was part of the Kent Coffey “Town House” collection, and was manufactured in 1955 in Lenoir, North Carolina. The natural wood finish on the drawer fronts is original. The rest of the body has been refinished. The new finish is two coats of Benjamin Moore Advance, a premium semi-gloss paint (white + charcoal gray), over two coats of BIN primer. The 5 drawers are constructed with dovetail joints. They all slide well. The solid brass drawer pulls are original. This dresser measures 40" W x 46" H x 19" D.



Friday, November 21, 2014

Our New Showroom - The Barn at Todd Farm!

Hi Blue Lamb Fans! We have some exciting news!  We've just landed ourselves a proper showroom! We will now be showing our finished pieces in the newly, and beautifully renovated Barn at Todd Farm in Rowley. This is a brand new, multi-dealer antique, vintage, and handmade craft shop that will be open year round.  The Barn is hosting a Holiday Open House on December 6th and 7th from 10AM - 5PM, which will serve as its grand opening, but it will also be open to the public this Sunday, as it is the last day of the flea market season at Todd Farm. The Barn is slated to be open 3-4 days a week during the Fall and Winter months.  Then, in April, when the flea market season at Todd's starts up again, The Barn will open its doors 6 days a week.  Phil and I can also accommodate private showings if you are unable to make it to The Barn during their hours of operation.  The address for Todd Farm is 275 Main St./Rt 1A, Rowley, MA.


Sunday, November 16, 2014

White Broyhill Sculptra MCM Dresser - SOLD

This gorgeous, mid-century modern chest of drawers was part of the Broyhill Premier Sculptra collection, which was introduced in 1957, and remained in production into the mid 1960s.  It has classic clean lines, beautiful architectural details, and is solidly built of walnut and pecan.  We refinished this piece with two hand-painted coats of a Benjamin Moore premium semi-gloss paint over two coats of BIN primer.  All nine drawers slide well, and are solidly constructed with dovetail joints.  For a little extra spice, we lined the drawers with a designer wall covering featuring a geometric lace print.  This is a very versatile, statement worthy piece of furniture.  It would be excellent for storage in any room.  This chest measures: 66"W x 17"D x 30 1/2"H.