Monthly Archives: July 2013

Want to know more about distressed furniture?


close up of distressed wood

close up of distressed wood

Beat up, rusty, scratched and dented.  Does this describe your favorite piece of furniture?  Furniture that proudly wears a distressed finish can add not only texture and dimension to your home decor but also a sense of history.

There are several types of distressed furniture:

Naturally distressed.

Age, storage conditions or just life can naturally distress any piece.  If it is an antique you might prefer a fancy word like patina,… Continue reading

There’s something new brewing at Painted Furniture Barn

Like a wonderful pot of coffee or a vat of the latest ale, our newest collection of made in the USA furniture is ready to enjoy.  May we introduce Pieces Hand-Painted Furniture by Jane Harrington——

deb painted furniture vignette

We are very proud and excited to offer this beautiful collection designed and hand-painted by the very talented Jane Harrington.  Like many creative people,  Jane’s interest in art began as a child but her formal training was gained at Massachusetts College… Continue reading

Elements of shabby chic design in the new millennium

The use of shabby chic as a term to describe a specific design style was introduced way back in the 1980′s by Rachel Ashwell.  It introduced the idea that old, worn and yes, shabby, home decor was not tacky but in fact, very chic.   It is a combination of country, cottage and farmhouse all rolled into one that results in a warm, comfortable and relaxing way to decorate your home.  Common elements include the… Continue reading