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!

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Custom Made TV Hutch

We love furniture....custom made furniture even better.  There is something to be said about being able to create something from scratch that fits or measures exactly what you need for your home decor!  So recently we helped out a customer that had been searching for over a year for a TV Hutch they needed in very specific measurements.  We finished the project this past week and delivered to a happy customer who couldn't wait to give it to their daughter and husband!

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!