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Hey BarnWood & Bangles customers - are you following us on our Facebook and IG?? Well if you are then you know we love to do countdowns to the opening day of our Open House!! But in case you have not here is what you have missed or shall I say what you will see if you come to our event next week!
We are so excited to bring to our customers our Spring Open House! We will have lots of new items on hand including great decor for Spring and Summer, Furniture, Mother's Day gifts and so much more! So we hope to welcome you to our home in Stratford, CT on March 31st to April 2nd. Stay tuned to our website and FaceBook page for more details, special offers and what you can find in our Pop Up!
So please join us for some refreshments, some fun and most important some quality shopping! Pass the invitation on to your friends and remember shop local!!
We are so excited about a project we worked on with our partners at ReMix and wanted to share with everyone! We were hired to build some display furniture for a new store that recently opened in Trumbull - Pure Poetry. If you have not had a chance to check it out make sure you do! They are located at 42244 Madison Ave in Trumbull. You can check them out online at www.shoppurepoetry.com. Below you can see a sample of our work in the store:
This is one of our farmhouse tables along with 2 side tables - finish was done by our ReMix partner DuGrenier from the Attic
Here are some shelves we did for the store made from 1800's reclaimed barn wood. The barn was actually located in Westport!
The side table on the left is made from reclaimed materials including 2 old windows. The one on the right is made from new wood and finished by our ReMix partner.
This piece was actually an antique baby crib repurposed to be a bench. We then hung it to be used to hang baby clothes!
This desk is made from new wood and finished by our ReMix partner
This is maybe one of my most favorite pieces. This sofa table is made from an old piece of barnwood, reclaimed wood and stair spindles.
Well this past weekend we held a Bon Voyage party - B&B style! Take a look at how we celebrated!
I used scrap book paper that had vintage looking maps and letters -basically scrap book paper meant for a travel book. These were used to not only provide decor - as they were - on the table but I also used them to make pendant banners that I hung on the tables. Mini chalk boards were used to display the food dishes and paper flowers added an extra touch! I also made some paper airplanes out of the map paper and hung them from our chandelier.
Here we used some more banners - this one I found online. The one additional touch I added here was looking up the Finnish word for Dessert and printing that out on black chalkboard paper. A fun way to include some words in the language your guest is going to be surrounded by!
Thank you's for our Guests
As a thank you for coming we made a candy bar. One of my favorite things to do at parties! I found some gummy airplanes and chocolate globes of Earth. I added this with Swedish fish as she is going to Scandinavia and Sweden is one stop! With the scraps of map paper I made some bags for the guests to then put their treats in them!!
Bon Voyage Letters
In this day and age hand written letters are almost obsolete - but what is better when you are far from home then something to read from your loved ones. So I created a letter station for our guest of honor. I found really cool journal paper that actually had fun quotes on each page. Along with a small vintage suitcase and another pendant banner from the map paper - this was a fun activity for our guests to do. And something that our world travel will enjoy while far from home!
This table is made with vintage windows for the legs. The top is made with a slab of wood and sanded to show its natural state.
SEWING MACHINE TABLE
This table is made from a unique vintage sewing machine base....foot pedal and all! The top is a slab of wood that has been treated and stained. Great for a sofa table!
This end table has the same top as the first one. The rest of the table is made from various pieces of reclaimed wood that have been painted and stained.
All three pieces are available for purchase. Please contact us if interested or would like BarnWood & Bangles to build you, your own unique piece!
In the fall we had a celebration for my step-daughter's 13th Birthday. Ugh - teen years - where does the time go!! As you may all know, we love a party at the Scimeca house and becoming a teenager couldn't be a better excuse! She has recently gotten the photo bug and is a huge lover of all things regarding photography - so it was no surprise when she told me she would like her party to have a "camera" theme.
Take a look at some of the ideas we came up with:
I found some fun colored plastic cameras at a party store. These were perfect hung on a string for centerpieces and dangling from windows. I took the same cameras and glued a small clothespin to the back and used them as markers for the food table.
The party was a ton of fun and the Birthday girl was excited to get to keep all the camera decor for her own room after the party! As always, I like to stress that with a little bit of imagination you can make your own fun party themes without breaking the bank! For any questions about anything you see here or other events, please feel free to contact us!
This hutch was to hold a TV, cable box and surround sound inside. We used a combination of new and vintage materials. The top is made of barn wood from an old tobacco barn in northern CT and the sides were from shutters off an old house in upstate NY. There is even a little piece of our favorite barn wood from General Lyon's barn.
Here is the outcome and we hope you keep BarnWood & Bangles in mind the next time you are looking for a specific piece for your home!
*we are located in Lordship, by the beach in Stratford, due to construction at the Sikorsky airport, the road is closed so if using GPS to get here note that you will have to take a detour around the airport
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SUMMER SIGNS ON RECLAIMED WOOD
These signs are made on reclaimed barn wood with hand sewn decorations and picks of flowers. Because the signs are used on vintage wood no two pieces will be the same. These signs are selling for $25 ea.
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This table is made from reclaimed materials and barn wood from an 1800's CT barn. This particular table is a little over 5' long but we can make in any size
This table is made from new materials and distressed to look aged. This particular one is 5' long but again can be made in size
This unique side table - dubbed our "Beauty & the Beast" table - is made from reclaimed materials. The top is barn wood from an 1800's barn, the legs are old stair rails and the base is actually an old drawer. The top opens for storage.
This table is made from a 1950's photo frame and reclaimed wood. The legs are cedar posts
Custom order - CHILD'S DINING TABLE WITH BENCHES
This is a custom order table made for children . This is made from new wood and distressed to give an old feel - SOLD
SIDE TABLE OR KITCHEN ISLAND
This table was made from vintage shutters, an old window and reclaimed wood. The top of the table is a piece of wood from an 1800's book binding press - SOLD
Custom ordered BED SIDE TABLES
These tables were a custom order for a client. Made from barn wood from a tobacco barn in northern CT and reclaimed wood - SOLD
This side table is made with a vintage window as the legs and a slab of wood for a top - SOLD
This table is made with a slab of wood in its natural form for the top and a vintage sewing machine as the bottom
Made from reclaimed wood and a rustic slab of wood for a top
Custom Order TV HUTCH
This was a custom order for a client looking for a very specific piece with specific measurements. The top is made from barn wood and the sides were made from vintage shutters. SOLD
MILK CRATE FOOT STOOL
This foot stool is made out of a vintage milk crate from a dairy farm in Northern CT. We can make these with fabric colors of your choice. $35 ea.
CUSTOM BUILT BAR from reclaimed wood
CUSTOM BUILT ENTRY WAY ORGANIZER from reclaimed wood