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Our shop and showroom at 20 John Williams Street in Attleboro, MA, closed on January 1, 2020.  We have now retired and will be building custom furniture on a limited basis.  Thank you all for supporting our business for the past 46+ years!  It has been a joy restoring your antique furniture and creating art furniture from reclaimed antique materials for you and your families.  We hope that our life’s work of restoring, salvaging, reclaiming, recreating and creating has brought a smile to you, your families and future generations.

As some of you may know, I have stored many boxes and shelves full of antique treasures of all kinds, most of which was purchased in the 1970’s and 1980’s when we were located in Norton, MA.  I finally have time to unpack those treasures and started an eBay store in February of this year called “Pinnacle Pickers”.  You can check it out at http://www.ebay.com/str/pinnaclepickers.  We are posting daily so you just might find a unique antique item for gift giving or to add to your collection!   

The best way to contact us is email at info@creativeartfurniture.com  We wish you all good health and joy every day of your lives.

Sincerely,

Chris and Steve Staples

Texture and Paint

Our Secret Ingredient?  It's our Paint, Finish and Durability.

 

Through the years Stephen has studied and worked in restoration from small pantry boxes to wonderful buildings.   He has been fascinated by the importance of "texture".  Even as he scans the countless decorator magazines, it is obvious texture creates the ambiance whether in fabric, wall coverings or furniture.  Stephen believes that a fine creation can be destroyed by an inadequate finish.  Spending some time working with a sculptor friend whose medium is Styrofoam that he shapes and epoxy coats before applying stone effect finishes, Stephen was enlightened to a style of texturing previously unknown to him

 

cabinet cupboard door handle cabinet cupboard moulding

cupboard moulding painted blue pine farm table finish


This sculptor's techniques coupled with Stephen's years of study and practice of the painted finish has brought a new found dimension to a method already admired by my peers.  Great lengths are taken to bring the original colors, tones and character out of the fabulous wood acquired.  In short, the trick is to bring forth the original time worn surface and not to produce a new one.


drawer handle painted yellow, with wear


You will find our furniture to create an atmosphere all their own adding a warmth and tone that will set forth your deepest creativity.


tavern table drawer front and leg with painted finish tavern table leg with worn finish


As were the turnings of our forefathers, our turnings are made one at a time, by hand.  Slight variances in calibration are welcome evidence of true hand work.  An even greater feat is to finish these turnings so they look 200 years old.  Paint has to be worn to the right degree in the right locations.  Even little details like the protruding peg worn ever so slightly by the abrasions of time truly denote the utmost attention to detail.


cupboard cabinet with yellow and green country cupboard paint finish


The interplay of deep contrasting colors has always been our favorite.  Note here the addition on the panel of some light faux graining.


entertainment center with white finish entertainment center moulding with white finish


Our antique White paint has always been a favorite as it compliments any decor.


entertainment center with crackle paint finish


With proper manipulation of existing finishes and the (quite erratic at times) use of glazes, finishes can actually take on the look and feel of leather.


entertainment center moulding painted and worn to look old


Please be reminded here that you are looking at brand new wood made to look old.


entertainment center door crackle paint finish and white outer

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