We have many customers that want to add early architectural details to their homes. Changing out the newer doors to early paneled or French doors has been a route that many have taken. I wanted to share with you one of those transformations. When I received the photos I was thrilled with their outcome. Tom & Viv purchased some old French Doors from us last year. They wanted to replace the office builder grade doors in their 13 year old home. Tom was able to hang the doors with some minor tweaking to the existing door jam. As Viv wrote me, I really am enjoying the old doors. The doors add some character to our 13 year old home. We will definitely be back to hunt for some more old gems! They already have and bought a nice stand to go into the office. I love how the doors open up the hallway area. The office still maintains a sense of privacy but with windows to the rest of the home. Beautiful job and thank you for sharing your home's transformation with us.
Sorry it has been so long since our last Customer Creation's Post. I know that our readers enjoy them. Ken & Denise always buy some of my favorite things and display them creatively in their home. I think I just finished displaying miniature salt bags in this crate when the Leverings stopped by. I joked with them that I didn't get a chance to enjoy it. (When I have fun decorating a piece in the shop I like to enjoy it for a little bit.) Luckily I took a photo before it sold. I love what Ken & Denise have done with the divided crate by hanging it and using it for their collection of miniature ironstone pitchers. The black background really makes their collection stand out. A nice display piece for not a lot of money. Thanks Ken & Denise for the photo. Suzanne
If any of you have ever traveled to Cape May, NJ I am sure you have easily stumbled across an Exit Zero Magazine. All of the happenings and places to be and be seen with are in this publication. We had a visit from its editor/publisher Jack Wright. Jack purchased these great over sized barn slider doors for his home but ended up using the barn doors (for now) in his shop. Jack says one day they will get into his house, but for now, in his words, they make for the most awesome artwork display. Jack attached both doors to a ceiling beam in order to create two walls on the second floor of the shop, attaching them to the balcony. I love the look and the creation of an instant display area. Thanks for the photos Jack! Suzanne
Joanne was perusing Picker's Field in the Spring and found this nice piece of fencing. A short time later she shared with us the finished product. She and her husband mounted the gate to 2 posts and surrounded the garden plot with nice blocks to trim out the area and added some annuals. I am sure the annuals have filled the space by now. The other neat thing they did was add solar lighting to the tops of the posts with decorative stained glass. Looks great. I know Joanne loves it. Thanks for the photos. Suzanne
What can you do with a bunch of rusty bed springs? Well, here is what Sue Winston did and they came beautiful. Sue shared with us the finished product created from the bed springs she purchased at the Royal Port recently. After applying boiled linseed oil to the bed springs to remove the rust, Sue anchored the two bottom coils of each spring together with a small loop of wire to stabilize the pieces. Then she added a candle in a glass holder to each coil. Simple, unique, and fun. Sue commented that they make for some interesting dinner conversation! Thanks for sharing your finished product. Suzanne
Lisa Mutter stopped by and found an old Bond Bread box that she thought her husband would love. She shared with us the story of her husband's Dad. His Dad worked as a Bond Delivery Man. Lisa purchased the box and sent me this great photo from 1949 of her husband's dad standing by his Bond Bread delivery truck. In the photo you can see the wood bread boxes stacked inside the truck. Her husband was so happy with this find since his dad passed away when he was 7 years old. This kind of thing helps him to connect to the dad that he lost so young. The box is residing in Mike's hide-a-way attic tent. You may be saying what is a hide-a-way attic tent? Lisa had told me about this months ago. I was curious to see that too. She sent a great photo of the box in its new home in the tented attic. I am in love with this idea. What a great space to relax and enjoy things that make you happy. I think I need one of these spaces. If you see a tent pop up in the attic of the shop just ignore it!!! Thank you Lisa & Mike for sharing your story and the photos of the hide-a-way attic tent! Suzanne