Monthly Archives: May 2014

Now I know my ABC’s of decorating: H is for hutches (and they are on sale!)

Before we get to the good “stuff” (sale items) let’s talk about the purpose of a hutch.

A hutch is most often defined as a piece of furniture used for displaying and storing dishes.  Other definitions mention a piece of furniture on raised legs while others talk about housing for rabbits,  but that does not really apply!  The hutches we offer here at Painted Furniture Barn are meant for storing and displaying not only dishes but also… Continue reading

5 quick summer pick-me-ups for your home

Paul Ecke farms

Paul Ecke farms


The official start of summer is just a month away so it is time to throw open those windows and begin to enjoy the carefree days and warm sunshine that is the hallmark of the season.  There are plenty of outdoor activities to keep you busy, but you can enjoy the season on the inside of your home as well with these five quick pick-me-ups for your interior decor.

  1. Open it up.  Throw… Continue reading

Meet my new blog friend

As I promised, here is more information on my new blog friend, Suzanne from The Painted Drawer.

One of the wonderful things about the internet is the opportunity it provides for meeting people with similar interests and goals and that is the case with my new blog friend, Suzanne, from The Painted Drawer blog and etsy shop.  Our shared love of color and furniture with vintage character brought us together; and living close to each other certainly… Continue reading

Blogland is a small world

If you know the history of my site,, then you know that I am relatively new to the world of online retailing, social media and blogs.  But when I began this business I had no idea that “blogland” would be so friendly and, also, so near to my own neighborhood.

I recently connected with Suzanne over at the Painted Drawer and she has generously introduced me to the readers and followers of her own blog.  You can… Continue reading