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Our Etsy Shop

Here’s a quick look at our Etsy shop!  Visit us today and check out our available vintage pieces or our custom carpentry items. We have been so busy adding new items to our shop – here is a quick look at some of our newest listings.  Our midcentury blue chest of drawers is amazing!  It’s… Continue reading Our Etsy Shop

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Bright and Cheery Pembroke Table

This table, a vintage Statton Pembroke accent table, made of the highest quality wood, looks smashing in its new shade of Annie Sloan’s Florence.  I love how it instantly brightens up any space.  The Pembroke style of this beautiful vintage table adds tons of versatility.  Open or closed, this piece will function perfectly in an… Continue reading Bright and Cheery Pembroke Table

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Woodworking for the Soul

It’s winter in the Midwest. We just got a few more inches of snow and the temperature is struggling to make it into the double digits. Somedays this makes it a little harder to venture out to the shop to work on custom shutter orders. However, I feel rejuvenated with each positive review and satisfied customer.… Continue reading Woodworking for the Soul

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Before and After: Midcentury Modern White and Ebony Stained Dresser

Here is a look at one of our newest pieces!  It started out like this: I loved the curved lines on these drawers and couldn’t wait to give it a fresh redesign.  I decided to paint this a bright white using Annie Sloan’s ‘Pure White’ paint to give it a fresh new look.  I then… Continue reading Before and After: Midcentury Modern White and Ebony Stained Dresser

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Just Finished! Our MCM Side / Media Table!

Here’s a quick look at our newest piece in our shop! Isn’t it cute!?!  We love this piece and think it would shine as an accent table in any room.  The inside cabinet offers wiring access, which would also make this the perfect table for a stereo or vintage turn table.  The original cane on… Continue reading Just Finished! Our MCM Side / Media Table!

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What Shutter Style Are You?

As is well known, exterior shutters come in a variety of sizes, styles, shapes and colors. Here at our shop we have been pushing ourselves to add a little variety and color by incorporating some new styles.  We recently listed our latest style of shutter, the Savannah shutter.  The photos you’ll see below as well… Continue reading What Shutter Style Are You?

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Summer’s End Sale Starts Today!

Come visit our shop today and save 10% off of your purchase!  Offer ends on the 15th – so message us with questions on our custom cedar shutters to spruce up your home’s exterior or choose one of our vintage pieces to add a fresh style to your living space. Some of our favorites are… Continue reading Summer’s End Sale Starts Today!

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Sneak Peek! Kent-Coffey Coming Soon!

I have been hard at work restyling my vintage highboy.  This piece is part of the ‘Impact’ Collection by Kent-Coffey.  You can see before pictures of this amazing piece here in a previous blog post.  If you read my posting about this dresser, you will know that after finding this at a thrift store, I… Continue reading Sneak Peek! Kent-Coffey Coming Soon!

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Installing Wooden Shutters

Installing cedar or any wooden shutters is a relatively straightforward task that can be accomplished by one person. The tools that are needed include the following: (1 or 2) 6 or 8’ step ladder (1st floor shutters) (2) 6’+ extension ladder (2nd floor shutters) Level Drill 3/16 wood drill bit 5/32 masonry drlll bit Phillips… Continue reading Installing Wooden Shutters