Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Repurposed Store Fixture Furniture & Country Living Show

 In the last couple of years I have built a number of furniture projects for stores that want help giving their interiors a vintage look. The latest project was a store counter(pictured above) that I made for a new store opening in Rockford, Michigan. The counter was made out of a vintage cabinet, old plank door, stairway spindles, and other misc. vintage trim. I usually finish the bottom of the counter with a distress painted finish and the top is usually done in a natural stained finish.

 The all white harvest type table was made out of an old plank doors and vintage porch columns cut in half for the legs. This table is headed north and will be a display table in a retail store.
 A couple of years ago I built the next two cabinets pictured for a business here in Grand Rapids. Both are made out of a variety of vintage wood parts. Vintage doors, old tongue and groove shelving, porch spindles, table legs, etc. were used in the construction.  Both were painted in a distressed white finish.
Many of my pieces can be found up north in stores up in Harbor Springs and Petoskey area. This has been a somewhat unexpected market for me but very delightful.  So if any of you reading this need store display fixtures or counters just email me we would be happy to accommodate any special needs. We even have been known to do delivery of finished pieces.

One final note to this post is that we are doing the Country Living show this year again in Columbus, Ohio. We love doing this show but it also means we will be very busy over the next few months. We will be making many things out of vintage parts and pieces and scouring antique shows and flea markets looking for wonderful product that we can begin to put aside for the show. Our space this year is 10 feet by 20 feet and we will be bringing our own tent. The tent needs to be white so if any of you have any leads on a good heavy tent let us know.

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