A Cupboard for Toni

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Last week I had the opportunity to help deliver one of our pieces to a customer’s home. It was really fun to get to see the piece in the space that it was made for and meet the people (and in this case the cats as well!) who will live with it.


Sappho designed this pine cupboard with hand carved panels for Toni who is a lover of nature, gardening and Nova Scotian folk art. After applying two layers of green paint, Sappho hand-painted a bird on each door, and some fiddle heads on the sides of the piece. She chose a nuthatch and a warbler- two birds that are native to Nova Scotia.

Like all of our custom pieces, this was created with the customer in mind and really speaks of her personality. The hand-painted imagery tells a story about where this piece is from and who it belongs to. It also adds another level of artistry to the piece. Beautiful! I can’t help but think how something like this could become a treasured family heirloom.



Here’s the finished cupboard in Toni’s space. Just to the right of the frame there is a wall of windows that give way to a view of Toni’s stunning back garden. This piece is right at home!

Thanks Toni! We hope you enjoy this piece for many years to come!

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