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!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Bedside Tables

Check out these custom made bedside tables we just finished for a client!  They are 100% made from reclaimed wood.  The tops are made from barn wood from a 1800's barn in CT.  Contact us if you have a project you would like BarnWood & Bangles to work on!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Exciting Collaboration

We at BarnWood & Bangles are so excited to announce a new collaboration with two amazing women that share our same love for things vintage and rustic!

We are teaming up with Lyon's Lair and Du Grenier from the Attic on special events here and there throughout the year.  Our collaboration is called ReMix - Rediscover, Recreate, Repurpose!  We are bringing together our amazing designs and products so that you can find exactly what you need for your home decor!

Our first event will be coming up end of February so stay tuned for more details!

To check out these lovely ladies and what they have to offer please visit their sites at:

Lyon's Lair -

Du Grenier -

Monday, January 26, 2015

Custom Pieces

Just wanted to share some of the fun custom pieces we have been working on at BarnWood & Bangles.  As usual these pieces are made with reclaimed wood and vintage materials.  Take a look and if interested in your own custom piece, please get in touch with us!


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.


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!

Friday, January 16, 2015

13th Birthday Party - Camera Theme

With our first big show behind us and holiday's over, I am finally trying to get to some of the blog posts that I have been wanting to share with everyone.

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.

Instead of using regular paper to write the food names out - I used Polaroid film.  I took a picture of lace or notebook paper so we had a patterned plain background and then with a sharpie I wrote out the food names.

We happen to have a ton of old cameras around the house so along with the cute plastic ones we piled them on a plate for a centerpiece

For party favors we used the below to make camera photo holders.  We have a photo booth that we bring out for most parties as the kids love it - so this was a perfect gift for the kids to take home along with their crazy photo booth pictures!

We took a wood block, wheel and knob and painted them in fun contrasting colors.  We then took a mini clothespin and glued to the back to serve as the holder for the photo.  There is a little wood block in the back that we glued on to keep the camera standing.  We added names so that each one was personalized.
 The cake was probably my favorite part.  Thankfully we have a family friend that is amazing with all things cake related!  She made a fondant Polaroid camera - with view finder and button and all - that sat atop a regular sheet cake.  The camera had a photo of the birthday girl coming out of it.

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!