Want to Work with Wood? Start with Whittling!

Whittling

“I’ve always wanted to work with wood, but I never know where to start. There’s just so much to learn!”   It’s a common quandary, one we hear all too often from friend and patrons of Carriage House. Woodworking is a wonderful hobby that can bring its practitioners years of satisfaction and enjoyment. It’s true […]

History of the Adirondack Chair

durable amish furniture

The Adirondack chair is perhaps the most easily identifiable piece of outdoor furniture in North America today. Since the first Adirondack chair was built in 1903, the design has spread from its point of origin on the shores of Lake Champlain in New York to front lawns all across the country.  Nowadays, these chairs are […]

Furniture Restoration 101

Furniture Restoration

As purveyors of fine wooden furniture, we feel an obligation to our work that compels us to preserve the work of the artisans who came before us. In an earlier post we shared some helpful tips for staining furniture with our readers. While a fresh stain and finish can work wonders to revitalize a piece […]

How to Arrange Your Bedroom Furniture

bedroom furniture

When deciding how you want to arrange your bedroom the first thing you should consider is what you want to use the space for.   If you have a large bedroom you have more space to utilize and if you have a smaller bedroom you have to be smarter about the space you are using. […]

New Uses for Barrels in Your Home Decor

barrel

Your home decor is a part of you and speaks about, not only your style, but also says a bit about who you are. All of us want to be inspired when decorating our homes, and do something unique to us. Using unusual pieces, things that can be transformed from their original intention, may just […]

Tips For Staining Your Wood Furniture

wooden furniture

Wood furniture is treasured; and often passed down to younger generations, because it is so versatile and durable. Many people prize their wood furniture above any other pieces in their home, and will purchase unstained wood, simply for its traditional look, and its ability to stand the test of time.   DIY projects, such as […]

Winter Storage Tips for Outdoor Furniture

outdoor furniture

Summer has come to a close and it is time to start packing away all those summer items. This includes our summer outdoor furniture.   It is important to take the time to properly store and care for these items at the end of the season. They will be packed away and not thought of […]

How to Keep Your Jewelry Uncluttered

jewelry chest

We all have “stuff,” and for many of us, our stuff speaks to who we are. With jewelry, something that is usually very personal as we buy it for ourselves or are given it as a treasured gift, the reveal about who we are is a bit more intimate. So we take good care of […]

How to Organize and Stylize Your Bookshelf

bookcase

Bookshelves can become a cluttered mess if you aren’t careful of the things you place on them or where you place them. If you want the stylized look you see in the magazines follow our tips and we will have your home in the magazines soon too.   1. Less is More- Don’t place too […]

Give Your Hutch a Makeover!

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Hutches can be used to display your valuables and even as a place to safely store breakable items. However after some time, it may need a bit of a facelift. Here are some tips for giving your hutch some TLC.   First, remove all of the items in the hutch and wash down the walls […]