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  • Storage, Style and Satisfaction

    Coffee Tables for the Rustic Living RoomI have developed a sincere appreciation for furniture pieces that include hidden storage compartments. Specifically, coffee and end tables. With a family of four humans and two dogs, there are plenty of odds and ends (and, frankly, ugly stuff) that need to be hidden away from visitors and ourselves alike.

    What makes a great coffee table? For us, it’s a combination of things. We gather around its edges some Fridays and Saturdays for family game night, so it requires a sizeable surface. As an added bonus, said games can be stored inside the coffee table for easy accessibility. It must be sturdy and easy to wipe clean after the countless art projects it hosts. Since a table of the proportions we desire will likely be the centerpiece of the room, it must have rustic style and character. Last, but certainly not least, it must function as a comfortable footstool. Yes, we are a casual family that puts our feet up on the table when we’re relaxing.

    Finding a coffee table that checks all the boxes can be quite a daunting task. I’m always on the lookout for one, even though we are more than satisfied with the one we have now. You never know, however, when the one you love is suddenly broken beyond repair and you have to replace it. Shopping in a state of desperation can lead to bad purchases, so having a reserve selection of furniture is never a bad idea. If you find an artisan or design that you love, add the contact information into your idea file, along with a photo, so it’s at the ready when you need it.

    Storage, style and satisfaction…the ingredients for the Reclaimed Barnwood Coffee Table with Drawers. Add a smile and a sign of happiness as you put your feet up on its reclaimed barnwood top, and all the world is right for a while.

  • Renovation Bathroom

    Rustic Style VanitiesOn a recent episode of a home remodeling show, the contractor was explaining the two rooms that are most likely to sell a home: the bathroom and kitchen. I’m a sucker for a spacious and well-appointed kitchen, so that room came as no shock to me. But…the bathroom? It’s a space that is necessary, but not one that I would give extra attention to in plans for remodeling.

    At the conclusion of that show, I ventured into my master bathroom and took a look around. Instantly I hung my head as I realized it was more “before” quality than “after”. I knew it was time for a little renovation.

    As I contemplated a plan of attack for the bathroom, I decided that the changes would be mostly cosmetic. The size and layout were more than functional, it was just the appearance that was dull and outdated. New paint, vanity, fixtures and wall décor would be just the trick.

    Over the years, we have become fans of the rustic style. As a result, every time we purchase new furniture for our home we buy quality reclaimed wood pieces. Our search led us to the Reclaimed Barnwood Barn Door Vanity custom built out of solid wood to our specifications then shipped direct to our door. The process was so easy; the builder sent us a sheet that walked us through how to take the correct measurements, we did so and emailed them back in, and our beautiful vanity showed up about six months later, ready for installation. A truly effortless experience.

    I’m proud to say that now our bathroom is HGTV-worthy. I no longer cringe when I watch the beautiful bathrooms flash across my TV screen. In fact, I’m so proud of our “after”, I’m already making plans to do a renovation project on the kitchen. Next up: reclaimed barnwood cabinets!

  • What’s Behind Door Number One

    Get the right doors for your Cabin HomeThere is something magical about an old barn. So stately, so picturesque… I always try to envision the barn in its heyday, what role it played on the farm and what took place inside of it. I imagine the warm smell of animals, the slightly dusty but earthy scent of hay, the sweat dripping from the brow of the resident caretaker. It’s like a beautiful story just waiting to be unveiled.

    Perhaps that same magic is what compels me to bring the elements of a barn into my home. Reclaiming lumber from the historic landmarks and finding new uses for it is a continual quest for me. From furniture to siding to wall décor, barnwood can be found in many places inside my home.

    The decorator inside of me loves (LOVES!) to binge watch HGTV for new ideas. The day I watched Property Brothers and they installed a barn door on a master bath, I was in love. I had found my next project: Timber Frame Barn Wood Sliding Door for my downstairs hall bathroom. The traditional swinging door had been blocking traffic flow and the sliding door provided the perfect solution. What better way to highlight my love for rustic décor while providing a space saving door for the powder room? Perfect!

    If you have a room in your house that you want to hide, but don’t have the space or desire to use folding or hinged doors, consider a barn door. Just hang it on a track and presto! Great style AND functionality.

  • Timeless Style

    Dining Tables that Last in Durability and DesignLet’s face it: many of our favorite things eventually go out of style. Some of us resist it, like that gal at the gym who continues to wear tights and legwarmers, even though the 80s were over many years ago. Or, the guy who still rocks the business-in-the-front-and-party-in-the-back hairstyle, another favorite in the eighties.

    Suffice it to say, when making a significant purchase it is sensible to buy a high quality item and ensure it is of timeless style. Those considered to be financial experts sometimes advise that buying gold is an investment that will never steer you wrong. Others consider real estate to be a wise means of spending money. In the world of fashion, where many styles come and go on a whim, shoppers are encouraged to buy conservative cuts and colors that are more apt to be acceptable with the shift in what is considered ‘hip’ and ‘in vogue’.

    In the world of home interiors, rustic and reclaimed furniture is a timeless investment. Design trends may ebb and flow but the practice of carefully harvesting boards from neglected old barns and structures to re-use them in new and inventive ways will never go out of style. Not only is reclamation environmentally friendly, the look of rustic sophistication that can be created with combinations of old and new materials is unmatched by any modern factory-made product. Just take a look at this Floating Timber Rough Sawn Barnwood Dining Table.

    If you are looking to purchase some new decor and are seeking an investment with timeless appeal, look no further than reclaimed furniture. You won’t be disappointed.

  • An Office for Momma and the Mini

    Tables Made for ChildrenIt’s an exciting time in our household. We are preparing to make yet another move, this time way down south to the rolling hills of south Georgia. Although we are filled with anticipation of the unknown, this adventure takes us back to some familiar territory.

    We have again chosen to live on Fort Benning, rather than in one of the surrounding communities. There are several good reasons for our choice, but by doing so we suffer the consequence of moving into a house we have never seen. The only premonition we have of our home for the next two years is Google’s satellite view, maps of the installation, and a floor plan that may or may not be accurate for the particular house we’ve been assigned.

    It’s quite an adventure.

    I promised our youngest son that I would set him up with an office in this house. If the floor plan in my possession rings true, the rooms hold plenty of opportunities for his pint-sized workspace. In fact, I may be able to dedicate a space that can hold both his desk and mine. To be truthful, both of our “desks” are really tables equipped with file holders, storage spaces, and pen cups. I especially love that we have matching rough-cut tables, his Homestead Rough Sawn Child's Table being a shorter and smaller version of mine.

    Stay tuned for updates on the workspace for me and my mini entrepreneur.

  • There is a Difference

    These dining tables were made of reclaimed barnwood materialsI have been married to my husband for almost ten years, but he still manages to surprise me. He’s a “guy’s guy”, parked in front of the TV on weekends during football season and spouting sports statistics to his buddies whenever they get together. He likes to hunt with his buddies back home and drink a couple of beers with friends new and old.

    The other day, I flippantly threw an invitation his way to attend a local craft show with me. To my amazement, he cheerfully accepted. (In hindsight, I think his definition of “craft show” is root beer and whoopee pies. LOL) And so it was our family of four was found walking the streets of Occoquan, gazing under canopies at all the wares and whims available for purchase.

    We were simultaneously drawn to a vendor with cool-looking furniture. As we approached, we ooh’ed and aah’ed over the rustic appearance of the dining table. Its rough cut surface had streaks of turquoise and red paint, nicely balancing the natural wood grain. The edges were wrapped in wrought iron, and it was an impressive sight.

    But, as I looked closer and inspected the matching buffet, I opened a drawer and saw pressboard. My heart dropped as I realized; even though this set was made to look rustic and reclaimed, it was anything but. The lumber had been rough cut and treated to look weathered and cheap materials had been used in areas that were out of sight. Suddenly the quality of the table was cheapened to match the price on its tag.

    Be a smart shopper. When researching a potential furniture purchase, inspect it inside and out. If possible, talk to the person who made it. Find out how it was made, what materials were used, and know whether the lumber is reclaimed or made to look rustic. When it comes to rustic furniture, there is a difference. Make an informed purchase so you won’t be surprised or disappointed later. A good example of a great quality piece would be this Timber Frame Gable Barnwood Dining Table.

  • Great Guns!

    Great Gun Cabinets for the Gun EnthusiastThis year is flying by. I’ve heard that as you get older, time goes faster. I don’t know if that’s scientifically true, but it certainly feels that way. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago we were digging out from Snowzilla 2016, but today I looked up at the calendar and realized we’re almost in June. Heck, before I know it Christmas shopping season will be here again! Gaw!!

    I hope that you are looking forward to a fun-filled summer full of family activities. It seems like time slows down during the summer months, which is something that I personally cherish about the season. Before we can get too far into summer adventures, though, we need to take some time to celebrate the dads in our lives that do so many things that make those summer getaways fun and enjoyable. If you’re like me, it can be difficult to think of a gift for the man that has shaped me in so many ways into the person I am today.

    If the dad in your life is a hunter or gun collector, maybe he would love an attractive and secure way in which to store and display his prized collection. What better way to construct a gun cabinet than to use reclaimed barn wood? The rustic qualities of the lumber lend an extra element of natural beauty to the polished barrels gleaming from behind the glass display doors. Dad will smile with pride whenever he catches a glimpse of his great guns stored inside that Cottage Barnwood Gun Cabinet.

    Happy Father’s Day and happy summer!

  • Previously Loved Pieces

    Two Door Bookcases with NailheadsFurniture comes in all shapes and sizes, with wide variations in quality and appearance. Some pieces are made to withstand outdoor elements, others for portability, and still others for longevity. The choices in furniture are as numerous as the reasons you use it.

    How do you shop for furniture? Do you ask family members and friends for their hand-me-downs? Visit the local thrift shop to find a piece ripe for reclaiming? Check out the curb selection in town on dump day? Drive to the local furniture megastore to browse the mind-boggling options available? Or, perhaps you consult the Google machine in an effort to find what you’re looking for.

    I used to be a big-box store buyer. After all, they do all they can to entice you into their store. One local establishment used to serve fresh-baked cookies right inside the front door. And once you’re inside, the smell of leather and new furniture is a lure that draws you further inside the depths of the store. Before you know it, you’re plopped down on a super comfy sofa enjoying the last of the cookies and a good show on the TV (which is also for sale). It’s not a bad way to spend a lazy Sunday afternoon.

    Then I discovered the satisfaction of reclaiming and refinishing used furniture. I still remember my first piece. It was an ugly oak baker’s rack, rickety as all get out, and it was left curbside for dump pickup. I hauled it home, sturdied it with some glue and nails, and put a coat of paint and glaze on it. It’s still a source of pride and joy, taking up residence as a prominent piece in my living room. From that piece on, I was hooked. Previously loved pieces are now my first choice for furniture. The Rustic Mountain Barnwood 2 Door Bookcase with Nailheads reminds me of that.

  • Surrounded by Love

    Share these love seats with someone specialHave you ever stopped for a second, looked around, and realize you are surrounded by love? I don’t mean like in one of those sappy movies where a person looks around and sees all the couples and feels pitifully alone. I mean that everything you are touching and feeling at that very moment is something that you love?

    I had that moment just yesterday. My husband and I just realized a years-long dream of owning a Jeep Wrangler, the new puppy we’d searched months for and our adult dog were romping gleefully in the living room, and I was working from my warm and comfortable home office. I realized just how grateful I was in that moment, and a warm soul-fulfilling feeling washed over me.

    Some people long to decorate their home with reclaimed barnwood furniture, but the substantial price tag necessitates the need for them to wait. And plan. And dream. So much so that when they are finally able to purchase that furniture and bring it into their home, their souls are fulfilled. The search is over. The waiting, the wanting…the dream is realized. Love surrounds them.

    If you have a dream, don’t get discouraged if you have to wait to make it come true. It will be so much sweeter when it becomes a reality. Even the cushions on the Cottage Barnwood Upholstered Loveseat will be softer and more welcoming as they surround you with love.

  • Wood You, Could You, Live in a Barn?

    Live the Barn Life with Log BedsI am a mother of two young boys. They love the riddles and rhymes of Dr. Seuss books, especially my youngest. I used to not be much of a fan, because the stories seem absolute nonsense. However, as I’ve read them to my children and absorbed the messages buried in the nonsense, I have come to appreciate them. I even paraphrased Green Eggs & Ham as the title of this post.

    Sometimes silly nonsense has a fitting place in our adult lives. What better way to brighten a day than to laugh? Not a giggle, or a chuckle, but a deep all-consuming laughter that comes from your very soul and doesn’t stop until you are crying with joy. It’s one of the greatest things in life.

    Dr. Seuss was a dreamer. That is evident in the books that he wrote. I’m a dreamer too…it is what propels me forward and to do bigger and greater things than I thought I could achieve. One of my dreams is to live in a barn. I’m not necessarily talking about an agricultural icon that has stood on the weathered plains for nearly a century. Instead, I could cultivate and reclaim the wood from one of those structures and use it with reckless abandon in my custom-built home. Barnwood is not only useful for furniture, but also as a wall covering and accent trim around elements in the home. Some may feel using the old splintered wood from barns in a new home is nonsense, but I’m just silly enough to realize that dream someday.

    With this Rustic Barn Door Bed, I can, I will, live in a barn!

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