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Furniture Features No. 2~5

Unfortunately, more time went by than we hoped before posting these pieces.  So, here they are…all together…our Furniture Features No. 2-5.  All of the pieces are available in our store, Chocolate Soup, unless noted sold.  If you are interested in purchasing any of the furniture you see here, please contact us directly at the store during business hours at 209.966.5683. We are open 7 days a week: Mon.-Sat. 10:00am-5:30pm and Sun. 11:00am-4:00pm. Thank you!

Furniture Feature #2: Farmhouse Work Table

Made from reclaimed materials including the wonderful vintage enamel top and vintage knobs.  Two handy drawers and slat shelf.
40 1/2″ W x 25″ D x 30″ H


Furniture Feature #3: Beadboard Pantry Cupboards

Fern Green (SOLD) and Light Sage Green, both with a layered paint finish.  Oil rubbed bronze knobs and pulls. Adjustable shelves inside and drawer at bottom.
28 1/2″ W x 15″ D x 58 3/4″ H



Furniture Feature #4: Writing Desk and Open Sided Buffet

Writing Desk with Drawer
Made with reclaimed wood and features our Aged Black finish.
38 1/2″ W x 18″ D x 30″ H


Open Sided Buffet / TV Console (SOLD)
Features our layered paint finish in Burnt Brick. Adjustable shelves on the sides and behind door.
46″ W x 18″ D x 36″ H


Furniture Feature #5:  Dining Table w/ Four 1940’s Vintage Chairs and Cottage Hutch

Dining Table w/ Four 1940’s Vintage Chairs
40″ square top table made with reclaimed wood—old pine in a Walnut Blend Stain finish and Dove Grey base. Classic chairs redone in our new Dove Grey finish—seats recovered in Muslin with a scotch guard finish.
$749.00 set


Cottage Hutch
Grey over Sapphire Blue layered paint finish. Made from a mix of reclaimed materials, upper back is old beadboard. Two drawers to store linens or silverware. Adjustable shelves.
30″ W x 15 3/4″ D (at top) x 72 1/2″ H


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Pleasanton Bound!

We’re kicking off our fall show season this weekend at the Harvest Festival Original Art and Craft Show in Pleasanton, CA.  Come see us at the Alameda County Fairgrounds, Sept. 14-16, in the Young California Building, Booth F27.

We will be featuring several new furniture items in our popular Burnt Brick including our Classic Console, a media armoire and the below pictured writing desk, as well as many small items such as our wall pockets, serving trays, and one-of-a-kind candlesticks and pillars.  Also look for  autumn decor and folk art, and even a foretaste of Christmas in our loveable, folksy snowmen!

See you this weekend, Pleasanton!

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Spotlight: The Classic Console…and a Contest!

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The Heirloom Red-over-Black Classic Console.

Suitable as a buffet in the dining room, as a sofa table in the living room, or as a stand for your flat-screen television in the family room, this beautifully versatile piece will bring warmth and style to your home.  The Classic Console features a reclaimed redwood top, vintage brass knobs and two adjustable shelves behind bi-fold doors on each side.

Overall dimensions:

  • 53″ wide
  • 36 1/2″ high
  • 15″ deep, with an inside depth of 11 3/4″

Price: $475*

*Price does not include shipping or delivery.  Call for shipping/delivery details and estimates.

In consideration of our online friends and followers, The Classic Console will be available exclusively through this blog until Friday, July 6 when it will make its way to our room in Chocolate Soup and be made available to the general public.   If you are interested in The Classic Console, act quickly and contact us at 209-742-6624.  For more details on our Monthly Spotlight features, click here.

Now for the contest!

“Red over Black” is one of our most popular finishes–it’s high time we had a better name for it!  The most time consuming finish we do, “Red over Black” requires an 11 step finishing process involving two different shades of red and, of course, black.  You are invited to give a name to this lovely finish and compete for a prize.  The winner and the winning name will be announced on our blog July 15th and the author will receive a “Red over Black” wall pocket–the shipping is on us (twigs not included)!

(A note on the color difference between the wall pocket and the console: because the pocket is made of several slats, the sanding in our finishing process brings out more of the black in the finish than it would on a larger piece of furniture, thus resulting in a darker looking finish).

To enter:

Simply email your entry with the subject line, “Red over Black Contest” to colonialwoodwrights@hotmail.com by midnight, Tuesday, July 10.  The winner will be contacted via email and shipping arranged.  We look forward to benefiting from your creativity!

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