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

Thursday, December 11, 2014

chroma design and Shoppe on Day decorate room at historic Day House

photo from norwoodhistoricalsociety.org

chroma design and Shoppe on Day have teamed up to decorate a room at the historic F. Holland Day House in Norwood for the Norwood Historical Society's Colors of Christmas celebration.  The Historical Society is hosting a number of events this season, as well as hosting the Neighborhood House Tour on Sunday, December 7.  Chroma design and Shoppe on Day decorated F. Holland Day's bedroom an orange theme, which was perfect for chroma's furniture painted in Carrot Stick and Festive Orange.  Check the Historical Society's website for a list of events at the Day House and to see photos of the decorations. www.norwoodhistoricalsociety.org

Monday, September 8, 2014

Old House Journal refuses to credit Chroma Design for furniture

in situ OHJ print version


At Chroma Design we were very excited when we heard that a customer’s kitchen remodeling would be featured in Old House Journal, and that a photo of the cafe table we custom-painted, and the matching chairs we  sold to the homeowner would be highlighted.  When the August, 2014, issue came out, there was a beautiful picture of the table and chairs, but no mention of Chroma Design.  After contacting the editor-in-chief, Demetra Aposporos, the caption in the online version of the magazine was changed to read,  “A red table and chairs, painted by Chroma Design, brighten the breakfast nook,” (to see the online version of the article, visit http://www.oldhouseonline.com/black-white-bungalow-kitchen-makeover/) but Ms. Aposporos refused to print a correction in the print version of the magazine.  If you think artists, artisans, and craftspersons should be credited for their work, email Ms. Aposporos at DAposporos@aimmedia.com.  Maybe if she hears from enough people she’ll realize how important it is to creators of pieces to be credited when their work is photographer and published.  Thanks!!

Monday, September 1, 2014

chroma design’s furniture featured in Old House Journal

        A red table and chairs, painted by
           Chroma Design, brighten the
                   breakfast nook.

Black & White Bungalow Kitchen Makeover

Vintage design takes a bungalow kitchen from dowdy to divine.
Old House Journal, August 2014

table and chairs first featured on chroma design’s blog November 7, 2013

chairs during painting table during painting

in situ

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.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Front page article in Westwood Press March 4

    • Stacy Church works on a table at the new Chroma Design storefront on Day Street in Norwood.
  • Wicked Local Staff Photo/Kate Flock | Stacy Church works on a table at the new Chroma Design storefront on Day Street in Norwood.

    • By Max Bowen
      Posted Mar. 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am
      Updated Mar 3, 2014 at 10:23 AM
      Though the move to a permanent storefront wasn’t one which Stacy Church had given serious consideration to, her new location in Norwood has turned out to be perfect for her business.
      Church’s custom furniture business, Chroma Design, opened at the new location on Jan. 11 at 58 Day St.
      “It’s kind of a big space,” said Church. “There’s a double window across the front, a landing area which is perfect as a showroom. I moved all my studio work and do all my painting here as well.”
      Church rented the space as a holiday showroom last December, and said she loved the location, near a shoe repair store and Day Street Sports. She added that the nearby businesses have brought in a lot of foot traffic, and some interior designers have come into the store and spoken to her about doing some work in the future.
      When she ran Chroma Design out of her home in Westwood, she said customer feedback wasn’t that common. Now, however, she’s often talking to potential customers or those curious about the store.
      “The custom painting has really taken off,” said Church. “It’s a bright, open, and cheery space.”
      The location is one of a number of businesses on Day Street, though it was closed for about two years before Church found it. She said renovating the location was the biggest challenge, and her two children and a number of friends pitched in to give the old place a new look. She said the building is one of the oldest in Norwood, and even has the original hardwood floors.
      It’s not just at the Norwood location that business has grown. Church runs a blog for Chroma Design, as well as an Instagram account—with some help from her daughter—where she posts numerous photos of her work. Both have paid off in a big way, as she has heard from an architect in Sweden and other locations.
      “It really does change it [the business], because people are following what I am doing,” said Church.
      Chroma Design was launched last May, after Church stepped down from her position as assistant in the Westwood Library children’s department. She combines old furniture she’s collected over the years with new furniture she seeks out at yard sales and completely refines the entire piece. She sands every item, touches up whatever needs fixing, and adds layers of bright color paint with a shiny finish, giving the furniture a vibrant and lifelike feel.
      Items Church works with are tables, chairs and end tables, however she will take on any challenge which she can bring home.
      • Page 2 of 2 - “I was kind of shocked when I found this space,” said Church. “The layout of this place is great for what I am doing. Now I feel really lucky.”
        Chroma Design is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. for open studio, and the showroom can be open for appointments. Visit Chromafurnituredesign.blogspot.com or e-mail chromafurnituredesign@gmail.com for more information.
        • Old furniture, new look

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          Demilune Table finished in Custom Black and Hibiscus

          WP_000192 Judyschairafter
          Desk Chair finished in Clear Skies and natural wood
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          Shelves with carving finished in Limeade
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          Small tray/table finished in Carrot Stick
          WP_000854 DDGtableafter
          Coffee table with piecrust rim finished in Drop Dead Gorgeous
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          Small carved box finished in Candy Apple Red
          Midcentury Modern table finished in Custom Black and natural wood
          Demilune table finished in Caribbean Blue and Custom Black
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          Telephone Bench finished in Drop Dead Gorgeous

          Wednesday, February 19, 2014

          Friday, January 31, 2014

          give your old furniture a new look

          At chroma design we specialize in taking old, outdated pieces of furniture and making them current and vibrant.  Many pieces in our showroom were pieces no one wanted, and were either being sold at a very cheap price or even thrown away. Most people have some furniture that is unappealing.  Take a look around your house, your basement, your attic.  If you’re wondering whether painting could rescue a piece that you have, email or text us a picture.   If it’s a small piece bring it in during open studio hours.  We’ll be glad to take a look!
          vanity before finished vanity
          WP_001174 cafe table finished

          Reinvention of small, round, stacked shelves

          purplestackedshelves January 2014 535  
          These little Subdued Violet shelves got a lot of attention in the window of showroom, but the person who was most interested wanted them in Limeade, which is used on a few pieces in the showroom.  I don’t mind repainting things!  I’m not sure which way I like them best

          Saturday, January 18, 2014

          Saturday January 18 hours

          The studio/showroom will be open today from 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm. Drop by and see what’s up!
          small cabinet from fb

          Saturday, January 11, 2014

          Permanent Studio/showroom

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          It's official! chroma design's studio/showroom is more than just a pop-up store! The showroom will be open at 58 Day Street, Norwood, weekdays for open studio from 10 am - 1 pm. Saturday hours aren't set yet, but I'm usually there at least for a few hours. We also open the showroom by appointment, so email me a time that you'd like to come

          Monday, January 6, 2014

          Open Studio

          Drop by chroma design’s showroom/studio at 58 Day Street, Norwood, MA, weekdays from 10 am – 1 pm to see what we’re up to.  See for yourself what pieces look like at different stages of painting!
           wine rack, 1st coat
          wine rack being custom painted in Cherry Burst