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unique vintage and antique pieces refinished in handpainted contemporary colors with a polyurethane finish for durability and sheen

Friday, December 27, 2013

Holiday Showroom’s Last Weekend!

chroma design’s Holiday Showroom is open Friday, December 27, 1 – 5pm, Saturday, December 28, 10am – 5 pm, Sunday, December 29, 1 – 5pm.  If you’d like to come in Monday, December 30, or Tuesday, December 31, email me!

Monday, December 2, 2013

chroma design Holiday Showroom open!

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Storefront                                               Caribbean corner
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  Cayman Blue                                           mid-century modern plus rococco
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mirrors                                                     Cool Aqua moon shelves
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   landing                                    Rapture and Candy Cane Red
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wall display                                             telephone bench shelf
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  window looking out                farmhouse table and chairs as desk

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

58 Day Street, Norwood

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Holiday Showroom


chroma design Holiday Showroom

I’ve been working hard (so have Alison, Jerry, Jayne –thank you, thank you, thank you) to have chroma design’s new Holiday Showroom ready to open Saturday, November 30. The Showroom is at 58 Day Street, Norwood, MA. and will be open weekends only.  Pictures and hours to come.  Check out the pieces on the blog, then come see them in person.  My entire inventory will be there, although a few pieces which have been sold will be displayed with SOLD on tag.  I plan to bring a few pieces I’ve bought but haven’t worked on yet.  If you see something you like, I can custom paint the piece for you using your choice of color.  Come see us at the Holiday Showroom!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Custom-painted Cafe Table and Chairs

A customer who came to my show at the barn loved a red chair I had brought to sit in.  She had bought a table at a consignment shop to fit in her small breakfast nook, and wanted me to paint the table red with a nice glossy finish that would be easy to clean, and she purchased 2 chairs from me which I painted to match the table.

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table during painting                                 chairs during painting
table and chairs in place at customer’s house

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Library Chairs

It turns out I only have 4 library chairs. 
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original library chair                                  sanded chair with seat back removed
vinyl seatbacks                                     4 sanded chairs with backs removed

Monday, November 4, 2013

Library Chairs

I have a set of 5 old chairs that were being thrown away by the Boyden Library in Foxboro when their new library building opened.  Jerry rescued them and they’ve been languishing in my garage for months.  I saw this picture in the new issue of House Beautiful and kept thinking about how I could use as many of these colors together as possible.  I’ve decided to paint the frame of each chair a different color, and (hopefully) have the seat backs reupholstered in black. 
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Thursday, October 31, 2013

Local publicity



Thanks to everyone who stopped by to take a look at chroma’s design on Saturday.  It was a cold day to be hanging around an unheated barn, but by midday it warmed up enough for us to be sitting outside in the sun.  Thanks again to my family and friends for helping me with preparations for the sale, being my supporters and spokespersons and for clearing out the barn after the sale: Jerry, Jayne, Sam, Judith, Barbara

Wicked Local (online local news) October 28, 2013

Former Westwood librarian launches furniture business
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Westwood resident Stacy Lee Church started her furniture painting business, Chroma Design, over the summer.
By James Maimonis/Correspondent
Westwood Press
Posted Oct 28, 2013 @ 10:28 AM

WESTWOOD — On May 31, longtime Westwood resident Stacy Lee Church stepped down from her position as library assistant in the children’s department at the Westwood Library to start her business and pursue her dream.
On June 1, her furniture painting business Chroma Design was born.
“I started painting last summer some of my own furniture. I took things I owned that I never liked and decided to sand them down and see what happens,” Church said.
“I’m just starting to work on what colors work on which shapes, and that’s really been trial and error, and I don’t mind doing things over.”
Church combines old furniture she’s collected over the years with new furniture she seeks out at yard sales and completely refines each entire piece. She sands every item down, touches up whatever needs fixing and adds layers of bright color paint with a shiny finish, giving the furniture a vibrant and life-like feel.
“My cousin was up from North Carolina a few weeks ago and she said, ‘your piece of furniture would be one thing in a room that would make someone happy,’ and that made me feel really good, because that’s exactly how I feel about it,” Church said.
Items Church mostly focuses on are tables, chairs and end tables, however she has no limits and will take on any challenge she can bring home.
This past weekend, Church held her first furniture show at the barn on the corner of Clapboardtree St. and Meadowbrook Rd., where she displayed 40-50 pieces of newly painted furniture.
Her goal is to show off and sell her furniture around four times per year.
In addition to her shows, Church also has a blog where she displays all her products.
“A lot of the stuff I buy, no one else really wants,” Church said. “With the blog, I try to show people what pieces look like when I got them and what they look like when they’re done, so that people see that you can take a piece of furniture that doesn’t really look like it’s much of anything and you can make it really cool.”
And for Church, the fact she can find an old piece of furniture and put her own unique spin on it is what keeps her going.
“A lot of the going out and hunting for the furniture is what makes it fun, she said. “I also love being at my house by myself for five hours, listening to music and painting. It’s relaxing. I love doing it. I’m so happy.”
To browse Church’s products, visit Chromafurnituredesign.blogspot.com and check back soon for the next show dates.
Read more: http://www.wickedlocal.com/westwood/news/business/x1745249586/Former-Westwood-librarian-launches-furniture-business#ixzz2jJQerpcY
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Saturday sale

Everything’s ready for tomorrow’s sale (trying to finish up a custom order table to bring), come and take another look if you came last week, or stop in if you couldn’t make it.  See you tomorrow!

yellow and navy at the show

dresser corner
mahogany dresser, farmhouse chairs, nightstand, bookshelf
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dresser with chicks natural mahogany and Hibiscus dresser IMG_0734 Sundance Yellow and natural wood farmhouse chair
navy furniture Old Navy with sapphireberry trim nightstand and bookshelf navy 2 Old Navy and sapphireberry nightstand