Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Our New Site

Hi there!!  Thanks for visiting us.  This blog is a bit out to date but we have now started an exciting new website where you can find all things BarnWood & Bangles!!  So please visit our website for up to date news and details on BarnWood & Bangles!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Handmade Market - Shelton CT

Hi guys!  Happy Thanksgiving to everyone!  Come celebrate Black Friday and Small business Saturday with BarnWood & Bangles at the Handmade Market in Shelton, CT.  There will be food, music and even cocktails - not to mention amazing handmade items form local artists!  So please come and support your community and SHOP LOCAL!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

BarnWood & Bangles Pop UP

It is that time of year again where we look long and hard to find that perfect gift for those special people in our lives!  BarnWood & Bangles is going to help you by throwing our 2nd annual Holiday Pop up at our house in Stratford, CT.  We have added a second location this year in Massachusetts.  BarnWood & Bangles member, Charlotte Lundgren, is also going to open her house to our customers in MA as well as North East CT.  Details for both events are below!

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!!

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Pure Poetry

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  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.  

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Custom Made Tables

Happy 4th of July Weekend!  We spent our weekend making these beautiful hand crafted tables for a custom order for a client.  One is a 7' dining room table and the other is a 4' desk with 2 drawers.  Both have table tops that are similar so they can be used in the same room.  Call us if you are looking for a handmade custom table!  Remember Shop Local!!

Dining Table:


Sunday, June 14, 2015


We have been pretty busy here at BarnWood & Bangles - gearing up for 2 back to back weekend events - which you can learn more about on our Facebook page.  But amongst the madness we had  time to wish a special someone good luck on her upcoming trip!  My eldest stepdaughter is on her way to Europe for a month this summer - amazing and scary all at the same time.

Well this past weekend we held a Bon Voyage party - B&B style!  Take a look at how we celebrated!

 Food Table -

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.

Dessert Table

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!

Another fun touch and a gift for the traveler to keep - was this fun travel journal.  Great quotes on each page all about traveling.  I used this as a decoration as well.  And of course no one can have too many journals!

The party was a lot of fun and it was great for everyone to get their chance to say goodbye!  As always if you have a question, need some tips or just have a comment - please contact us!!

Friday, February 27, 2015

ReMix Open House

We are excited for our first open house along with DuGrenier from the Attic and The Lyon's Liar!  Please join us tomorrow for some amazing shopping!