hand-painted furniture

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

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

Enjoy the colors of Halloween all year long with painted furniture


halloween decos with pumpkins on candy filled jars

The change of seasons is always a fun time to switch out your home’s decor and fall and Halloween are no exceptions. This fun time of year combines the beauty and promise of change with the arrival of autumn and pairs it with the much anticipated Halloween decorating and party season. Painted furniture pieces are a great way to add seasonal color that you can enjoy throughout the year.

This four poster bed from Maine Woodworks is a fun… Continue reading

Now I know my ABC’s of decorating: “C” is for chest of drawers


letter c

One of the most functional and versatile items of furniture you can own, a chest of drawers can be used in many different areas of your home.  For example:

  • In the bedroom.  Clothing, linens and other personal items can all be stored in a bedroom dresser.  You can select a chest with as few as three drawers to one with as many as nine or ten drawers for the ultimate in storage.  If space… Continue reading

Selecting the right dining room table for your holiday gatherings


thanksgiving table

Believe it or not, the holidays really are just around the corner.  And, for many of us that means large gatherings of family and friends for Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas meals.  And, for many of us, that also means finding a table large enough to accommodate all those friends and family members.

Just like the holiday turkey, dining tables come in all sizes and shapes.  You can select a round table that encourages meal time conversation… 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