Months ago, over at One Woman’s Cottage Life, I saw some furniture that really caught my eye. Kim has a great sense of style and finds very unique pieces to fill her place, so I highly recommend you browse her site sometime. It’s very inspiring. Anyway… the kitchen island and table she features on her site were built by Fuzzot’s, a small business that takes reclaimed architectural house parts and turns them into seriously cool one-of-a-kind furniture. Well, they call it furniture. I call it art.
Here are a few samples of their work:
I love to see things being reused in new and different ways; I’m a big fan of “thrift decor”. Maybe because it’s about all I can afford at the moment, but also because it forces me to get creative about finding solutions for problems or “needs”. And these guys are nothing if not creative! I’m especially in love with their clever reuse of tin, and the way their paint finishes look so nice and unevenly worn – unlike the faux stuff you see in stores these days that looks just a wee bit too perfectly worn around the edges. They have a large gallery of thumbnails to flip through, with inspiration galore. I look at the pics every few weeks and sigh, because they are in Alabama and I am in Upstate New York, and furniture that size does not fit into an envelope. Pfft.
Even if I never get a piece of Fuzzot’s Furniture, I can drool. You can drool with me. And maybe someday they’ll start sending pieces up to dealers in our neck of the woods. A girl can dream.