There is something about using wood furniture to add warmth to your home and make it feel cozy, while the natural patina that happens over time makes it more beautiful.
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, and I love that each one is beautiful, especially for Using Wood Furniture to add warmth to your home.
This dresser in my home stores our music CDs & miscellaneous items that are easily accessible for things I use daily.
The cabinet in my kitchen, known as “Claire’s Cabinet,” is another one of my favorite pieces in my home, and it was gifted to us by my husband’s friend, Claire, many years ago. Hence, called “Claire’s Cabinet.”
It is perfect for storing mason jars of dry goods, cookbooks & snack canisters. And as an added bonus, I still have the original tag from when it was purchased.
I have this blanket chest we purchased about 20 years that was made of raw wood and stained it in an almond color, and my husband finished it off by dropping heavy chains on it a few times to give it that rustic warmth character I wanted to be added. Eventually, more marks on the chest happened naturally from wear & tear. 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 exactly 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, and needless to say, I was elated!
Given that 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 just 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 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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