Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Phil and I chose this handsome chest of drawers for its unique chrome hardware. This piece was manufactured mid-century by Broyhill. All 9 drawers slide well. They are lined with a gray and white geometric lace print paper. This piece measures: 60"W x 19"D x 32"H. It is taller than most mid-century lowboys, and it has a cool lip the runs around the top, so this one might be a nice candidate for a changing table.
This redesigned mid-century modern nightstand was manufactured circa 1960 by the Johnson Carper furniture company. It has clean lines, beautiful architectural details, and a solid build. The body and tapered legs are refinished with two coats of a highly durable Benjamin Moore semi-gloss paint over two coats of primer. The original finish on the walnut drawer fronts is in excellent condition. The drawers are constructed with dovetail joints. They both slide well. This nightstand measures: 22"W x 14"D x 23"H.
This mid-century modern chest of drawers is beautiful. It was manufactured circa 1960 by the Johnson-Carper furniture company for their Fashion Trend line. This piece has classic clean lines and beautiful architectural details. The body and tapered legs are refinished with multiple coats of a highly durable Benjamin Moore semi-gloss paint over two coats of primer. All 5 drawers slide well. They are solidly constructed with dovetail joints. This dresser measures: 34"W x 18"D x 43"H.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
This vintage hutch is one that Phil and I would love to scoop up for ourselves. We adore the open shelving with the fresh white backdrop, and the maturity of the graphite wrap. The lower cabinet doors have some really cool architectural details too. The hutch was manufactured mid-century. It is a great size (50"W x 17"D x 64 1/2"H), and it is incredibly versatile. It would look great in any room. The hutch is on display in our showroom at The Barn at Todd Farm in Rowley, MA (275 Main St./Rt 1A).
Here is a before photo of this piece:
Here is a before photo of this piece:
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
These two vintage end tables were beautifully designed and solidly built mid-century by Lane Furniture. To freshen the tables up, we polished their bases, and we applied a new finish to the top surfaces. The new finish is Benjamin Moore's Grand Entrance paint in high gloss over primer. Grand Entrance is an interior/exterior paint that boasts a rich, lustrous finish, and outstanding durability. There are areas where brush strokes are visible, but the overall impression is close to that of a lacquered finish. Each table measures: 20 1/2"W x 29 1/2"D x 20 1/2"H.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Phil and I love the solid build and interesting architectural details of this vintage twin bed. We refinished this piece with two hand-painted coats of Benjamin Moore Advance (premium semi-gloss) paint over primer. This bed is on display in our showroom at The Barn at Todd Farm in Rowley, MA (275 Main St. / Rt 1A).
We crafted this beautiful bar cart from a combination of quality reclaimed materials. The wooden surfaces are made from hand-picked planks of 100-year-old sub-flooring salvaged from a house in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The frame is a vintage industrial utility cart. To enhance the beauty of the aged wood and to add an element of protection, we applied multiple coats of polyurethane to the planks. We cleaned the frame and the casters. The patinas on both the wood and the metal are gorgeous. This cart is strong and sturdy. It measures: 41"W x 19 1/2"D x 39"H.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Phil and I love the simplicity of this vintage (1960s) chest of drawers. We refinished the body with multiple coats of white Benjamin Moore Advance (premium semi-gloss) paint over primer. The drawers have a beautiful, polished, two-tone wood grain facade. They are solidly constructed with dovetail joints. For a little extra spice, we lined the drawers with a wall covering featuring a geometric lace print. This piece measures: 60"W x 17 1/2"D x 31"H. It is on display in our showroom at The Barn at Todd Farm in Rowley, MA (275 Main St./Rt 1A).
These vintage "guitar-pick" end tables were manufactured mid-century (circa 1960) by Mersman. We thought they were deserving of a pop of color, so we refinished them in a golden yellow hue. We used Benjamin Moore Advance (a premium semi-gloss paint) over primer. One of the table measures: 24" x 24" x 21 1/2"H. The other measures: 26" x 26" x 20 1/2"H.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
These vintage chairs were darling from the get-go. We loved the natural patina that we found on the wood, and we wanted to saver some of it, so to spruce these chairs up, we went with two very different treatments. The paint dipped look that these chairs are sporting is a look that we've seen around and we've drooled over. To achieve the look on our chairs, we first applied a Minwax finishing wax to the upper portions of the chairs to protect the raw wood. Then, we hand painted the lower portion of the chairs with Benjamin Moore Advance white semi-gloss paint over primer. The "anklets," (as Phil and I have been calling them) on the right front legs of the chairs were a throw in, just for fun. Each chair measures: 13"W x 13"D x 24"H, with a seat height of 14 1/2".