It’s been an exciting year here at Entri Ways filled with new projects, new stories, and a role in a movie. Yes, a movie! One of my refinished furniture pieces will be staring in a movie being filmed in Boston right now. Very exciting!
My refinished furniture posts always showcase the painting process, but what I rarely share with you is where these pieces end up after they leave my workshop. Some of the stories are actually pretty interesting.
A Movie Set
A few months ago a woman purchased THIS gray driftwood dining table. As it turned out, she was sourcing furniture for a movie currently being filmed in Boston. For those of you not from the area, Boston has become quite the movie set over the past 10 years because Massachusetts offers tax credits to the film industry.
The movie is I Feel Pretty, directed and written by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein and features Amy Schumer. I’m super excited to share with you the footage when the movie is released this coming June. I guess I can consider this my 15 minutes of fame!
THIS chunky sideboard found a new use as a coffee station in a salon in Newburyport. Space can be at a premium in salons. The owners thought outside-the-box and sourced this piece to serve as a compact countertop that also offered tons of storage.
THIS once-colonial style sideboard has a new home at an Irish pub that opened last year in South Boston (aka Southie to the locals) on East Broadway Street. The green is a perfect fit for the Irish theme, don’t you think? The owner, who also spoke with an Irish brogue, purchased it for a unique hostess station where it will be featured front and center at the entrance to the restaurant.
A Kids’ Zone
Even a filing cabinet can have a second life. If I remember correctly, the family that purchased THIS China White credenza found a new use for it in their kids’ family room where it will hold a large screen TV and video game consoles. What a great way to bring a little style to their games space!
A Master Bath
THIS gray-washed vintage sideboard also found a new use. It likely stood at attention against dining room walls for the past 70 years; but will now hold a large rectangle vessel sink in my cousin’s newly-renovated master bathroom. She and I even talked about placing two wide planks of wood across the bottom to hold large baskets – a perfect place to store extra bath towels.
A College Student’s Bedroom
As a gift, my very good friend wanted to surprise her daughter who was away at college with a bedroom makeover. She painted the room a light gray and purchased new bed linens, but THIS furniture had a style that was very young looking (natural wood with pink flowers). It was solid wood, though, and definitely worth saving! We updated it with a more sophisticated look so her now grown-up daughter could enjoy the space when she was home.
A Kitchen Sideboard
Ok, THIS sideboard remained a sideboard, but what I love about this story, is the owner was a very good friend of mine that I met when I first got married 20 years ago. She was my brother-in-law’s girlfriend at the time and we became instant friends. She and her friends took me under their wing when I moved to their hometown (very far away from my own family) and I’ll never forget their friendship when I needed it most. We recently reconnected because she saw my work on facebook.
You have to check out the before and after of this sideboard that she’s now using as extra counter space and storage in her kitchen.
A Summer Cabin
Friends of mine needed some extra storage in the guest room of their summer home. Actually, alot of my furniture goes to customers furnishing a second home. THIS dresser was the perfect size to hold a suitcase and a few guest towels. And the Woodlawn Blue color was a perfect reflection of their lake house.
A Re-Built Home
Another great friend of mine tore down their small cape home this past year and re-built a modern duplex in its place. Their new home is gorgeous in modern grays and whites. If you ever shop for furniture, you’ll want to take Christine with you because she has an eye for chosing solid wood furniture. The original finishes just needed a little color update. So we painted all of her previously stained pieces in black, navy blue, and gray to coordinate with her new wall colors. It’s all like new and ready to last fifty or more years!
Have you purchased one of my refinished furniture pieces? I’d love if you’d share photos of it in the comments section below.