There is something about using wood furniture to add warmth to your home and make it feel cozy.
The first thing to remember is the furniture pieces that I have either inherited, found on flea market sites, or bought at an antique shop, serve a purpose for different reasons.
I love that each is beautiful, especially for Using Wood Furniture to add warmth to your home; also, the natural patina that happens over time makes it more beautiful.
We use this dresser in my home to store our music CDs & miscellaneous items that are easily accessible for things I use daily.
This cabinet in my kitchen, known as “Claire’s Cabinet,” is another of my favorite pieces in my home, which was gifted to us by my husband’s friend, Claire; Hence, called “Claire’s Cabinet.”
Consequently, it is perfect for storing mason jars of dry goods, cookbooks & snack canisters, and as a bonus, I still have the original tag from when it was purchased.
This blanket chest we purchased about 20 years and I love. It was made of raw wood and stained in an almond color, and my husband finished it off by dropping heavy chains on it a few times to give it more of that rustic warmth character I wanted. But then, over the years, it eventually consisted of more marks on the chest that happened naturally from wear & tear, and also, It is perfect for storing our extra afghans & blankets.
The warmth & rustic feel of using a blanket chest as a coffee table in front of a sofa was just what I had envisioned.
Handmade End Table
I was sharing with a co-worker a photo in a country magazine of a table that I just loved & she told me her dad could make it; needless to say; I was elated!
This sweet gentleman would only allow me to pay for the materials because he loved working with wood in his little shop outside his home. The simplicity of it is the perfect accent to my living room.
My love for Vintage & Antiques
I could go on & on about all the beautiful wood furniture I have acquired over the years; they all have a story & a purpose, which I hope one day will be passed down to future generations.
What’s your favorite furniture piece in your home? Does it have a purpose? Let me know in the comments!
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