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PLEASE NOTE!
Showroom hours are Tuesday - Saturday 10am to 3pm. Closed Sunday through Monday. If you need to discuss a custom made project or are in need of professional furniture restoration, please call ahead at 508-222-7200 to make an appointment with Chris and Steve.
We have formed a partnership with "Furniture Consignment Gallery". Our creative art furniture and accessories are now featured in their showroom in Natick, MA on Rte. 9 and their showroom in Hanover, MA on Rte. 53. Our creative art furniture and accessories will also be featured on their website under the "Stephen C. Staples" category at http://www.furnitureconsignment.com.

Thank you for your continued support of our business after almost 44 years!
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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