Monthly Archives: March 2014

Green is more than a color at Painted Furniture Barn


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While we do love painted furniture in the various shades of green finishes our manufacturers offer, we are referring more to green building techniques our manufacturers use when building their individual items of furniture.

While many think of being “green” as avoiding the use of toxic materials, proper disposal of waste, and recyling, one of the easiest ways to be “green” is to utilize local craftspeople.  All of our furniture is hand-crafted here in America, thereby avoiding delivery… Continue reading

Designers are looking forward to spring—spring Market that is.


High Point North Carolina landmark "World's Largest Chest of Drawers" courtesy of

High Point North Carolina landmark “World’s Largest Chest of Drawers” courtesy of

Twice yearly the small North Carolina town of High Point becomes a landing spot for interior designers, furniture and fabric manufacturers and retailers introducing the latest and greatest in home decor (as well as hospitality and commercial design) products.  The next scheduled gathering is April 5-10, 2014, just a few short weeks away.

Fondly known as the furniture capital of the world, there are over… Continue reading

Duck decoys and other folk art items come to roost at Painted Furniture Barn

Folk art flag by K. William Kautz and available at Painted Furniture

Folk art flag by K. William Kautz and available at Painted Furniture


I am so excited to be able to offer the amazing folk art of renowned artist K. William Kautz to my customers.  These hand-carved works of art harken back to a simpler time and are sure to delight any lover and/or collector of American folk art.

Mr. Kautz has led a remarkable life full of triumphs and tragedies that are reflected in his art.… Continue reading

5 ways to recycle wooden shipping pallets.

Are you asking yourself “Why is she posting a picture of an ordinary shipping pallet?”  Well, recently I have received some comments from customers regarding the disposal of the wooden pallets that were used to deliver their painted furniture.  Often, the shipping company will leave the pallet for you to deal with.  A bit of an annoyance!  How do they dispose of them, can they reuse them and, if so, how? Well here… Continue reading

Solid wood hutch wins the popularity contest

Hutch available at Painted Furniture Barn

Hutch available at Painted Furniture Barn

One of  our more popular items is this beautiful solid wood hutch, proudly made in America by Cody Road Workshops, of Mt. Airy, Georgia.  In fact, one of these pieces is on its way to a new home as we speak.  I thought it might be fun to take a closer look at this very functional hutch to see if it might work in your home.

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