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 helped.

Suzanne is a busy mother of three who honed her ability to spot a treasure in hiding as a young girl while scouting flea markets, thrift stores and estate sales with her mother.  Her British heritage and time spent living in both England and the U.S. has certainly influenced her design aesthetic that she describes as “farmhouse modern— pieces that range from the standard, chippy farmhouse look to the curves of a piece that would suit an old home in France.”  She specializes in taking today’s antiques and castaway furniture and turning them into beautifully painted and decorated treasures.

I, on the other hand, specialize in providing colorful painted furniture, made right here in America, that is destined to become tomorrow’s antiques.  You can choose a bright and colorful item with a glossy finish or,  if you love the look of time-worn pieces that wear their history proudly, similar to those that Suzanne offers, we offer finishes that will add that character to any piece you choose. Cody Road Workshops offers several levels of finishes (and many colors) that provide just the right amount of distressing for their country style products.

Cody Road Workshops furniture available at Painted Furniture Barn

Cody Road Workshops furniture available at Painted Furniture Barn

Along with beautiful finishes, Suzanne offers hand-painted designs on some pieces such as this yellow daisy chest of drawers.

How sweet is this painted yellow chest?  Place it in a sunny kitchen to store linens and flatware or add a touch of personality to a sweet nursery, little girl's bedroom or in the foyer of your favorite beach cottage. from the painted drawer

How sweet is this painted yellow chest? Place it in a sunny kitchen to store linens and flatware or add a touch of personality to a sweet nursery, little girl’s bedroom or in the foyer of your favorite beach cottage.
from the painted drawer

We also offer hand-painted pieces from the Jane Harrington Pieces collection with over 30 design choices; or, for a true one-of-a-kind piece, Jane is able to customize a design to your specifications.

As you can see, we share more than neighboring communities.  Please welcome my new friend and take a moment to visit Suzanne’s site and read her blog.  You will be glad you did.

Have you made any new friends via the internet as a result of shared interests?  Please share your story.

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