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Rethinking Old Soft Furnishings

Hi everyone, happy Thursday! It’s kinda gloomy out there today, so we thought we’d show off some of our cheerful and fun re-upholstered pieces.

All of the soft furnishings that we have in the shop are vintage pieces that have been completely re-done. We love the style and quality craftsmanship that can be found in older soft furnishings.

Vintage footstools re-done in bright geometric Kravet fabrics.

Treasure hunting is one of our most favourite things to do, and we seek out old soft furnishings with good bones that can be given a second life! With some creativity, and a lot of skill from our upholsterer, we create these beautiful and unique pieces. The pieces have all new innards and are covered with new fabric. This ensures that they will look and feel like new while maintaining their original character and sturdy structure.

Small vintage sofa in a beautiful Kravet ikat, we’re smitten!

Rustic chic- we love this bench with its new burlap-covered seat.


Come by and have a seat in some of our soft furnishings, we’d love to see you soon!!

Win a $25 gift certificate for henhouse!!

Exciting news! We’re working on an update for our website and we need your help!
A $25 gift certificate could be yours

if you hurry!

Here are the details: E-mail us a pretty picture of your henhouse piece and tell us about your experience. The first ten senders will receive a $25 gift certificate to use at the shop and their photos and comments will be featured on our upcoming website landing page.

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**Update! We’ll be notifying the winners by e-mail tomorrow!

We’re Nuts for Walnut!

Can you believe it’s October already?! We’ve been busy bees here at the shop; getting ready for Christmas, stocking up on antique treasures, and as always we’ve been working away on a variety of custom pieces.

Lately we’ve had a lot of requests for pieces built in walnut. Walnut is a great choice for furniture or cabinetry because it’s very durable and has an attractive grain. With proper care, walnut pieces can last many lifetimes.

This entertainment armoire is made of a birch surround with plywood walnut doors (we always always trim our plywood with real solid wood for longevity). The birch is painted a creamy white, the doors were left natural and have been treated with oil. This piece really showcases the beauty of walnut. The simple contemporary lines draw attention to the textures and colour of the natural wood doors and drawers. To keep with the linear and contemporary feel of the design, the vertical wood grain of the doors continues into the drawers.

Because of its durability, walnut is a great choice for any high-usage piece of furniture. We made this custom walnut island and gave it a dark walnut coloured stain. The perimeter of the surface has been embellished with a subtle hand-painted design.

Down below there is a slatted shelf for open storage and “hidden” drawers just underneath the top surface for place-mats and napkins. In collaboration with our customer, the legs were reproduced from an antique newel post, and were hand-turned on a lathe by our amazing woodworker. We feel this design and choice of rich wood perfectly suit the William Morris aesthetic of this Halifax kitchen. What do you think?

Just in time for the weekend!

We wanted to let you know about some great deals going on at the shop right now:

Henhouse for the Holidays

We’re taking10% off all custom or standard furniture orders placed before Septermber 30th! Place your order before the end of this month and have it in time for the holidays!

Living Room Discounted!

Our gorgeous living room set is on sale as well. All pieces are vintage and have been re-upholstered in Thom Filicia for Kravet fabric. The seat cushions are down wrapped for extra comfort!
Sofa: $2995.00 down from $3450.00
15% off of the armchair, wingback chair and down insert pillows

Discounted wood furniture!

Dresser: from our South Shore collection, pine with five drawers, slightly distressed. Was $1890.00 now $1590.00
Pedestal Table: Beautiful pine with a walnut stain, 45″ diameter with a 15″ leaf insert. was $1820.00 now $900.00!

We hope you’ll visit us this weekend and take advantage of our great sale items!

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