Saturday, September 1, 2012

Primitiques, Ltd. 739 Mount Road, A2 Aston, PA 19014

Bill and Beth have taken the plunge! We are beyond excited to bring our lines of furniture and accessories to the biggest furniture market in the country- High Point, N.C. Please contact us to make an appointment to see us or just stop by our booth. We are in the American Made Section of the Market Square Suites.

At Primitiques, we skillfully hand make Early American Primitive Furniture (including: Large cupboards, television armoires, bedroom furniture, dining and kitchen furniture, early Butteries, Kitchen Cabinetry, Tables, Ladder-back Chairs), Early Reproduction Wooden Smalls, Upholstered Make-Do Chairs and Sofas/Loveseats, Wooden Bowls, & Lighting. In 2010, we launched our High Country by Primitiques line, which includes instrument-grade tiger maple, cherry and walnut woods and our Town & Country refined paint finishes. We also create custom kitchens and baths from scratch, as well as refinish kitchen/bath cabinetry. We make our own formula of milk paint colors and natural beeswax finish on our painted pieces and custom mix our dyes for our High Country Hardwood pieces.

At Primitiques, Ltd. ®, we take great care to create handmade & hand-painted, heirloom-quality reproduction home furnishings using historic painting techniques & old world woodworking methods to replicate the look & feel of Colonial America. Built to last, our Primitiques are destined to become tomorrow’s antiques. Bill & Beth, an artistic husband & wife team, skillfully attend to every fine detail of this multiple step process to create furniture that is sure to add the warmth & charm of days gone by to your home. Our reproduction furniture is hand made the old fashioned way with quality pegged joints, hand planing, wooden dowels, historic paint techniques & lots of good old-fashioned elbow grease (aka: hand-rubbed finishes). All Primitiques are available in a wide range of home-made milk paints with mild to heavily distressed finishes for that century old feel and look. Primitiques paints with their recipe of non toxic milk paint as well as non-toxic pigmented beeswax so all of our furniture is eco-friendly. We use new lumber and use reclaimed lumber whenever available.

All of our custom pieces go through an extensive, historically accurate process to create the authentic look of true antiques. Beth & her assistant artists then skillfully & loving apply a multiple step finish process to create a museum quality reproduction. Primitiques is capable of filling large orders while still maintaining our hand-made, quality look.

Primitiques have rapidly gained a reputation for being some of the most authentic looking reproductions on the market. This reputation, in part, is due to Beth’s self-taught antique-quality paint finish. In addition, Bill has developed a skilled distressing technique that also has sparked others to try to duplicate our authentic look. There are many talented furniture makers in the field but we believe that what also sets us apart is our discriminating eye for furniture design. Primitiques has gained respect for our original, smart designs.

Although we do replicate authentic antiques, Primitiques designs new pieces to keep our line fresh and exciting. We work closely with interior designers, large and small shops and other customers to create original looks that reflects our customers' unique style. Our customers and retailers always look forward to seeing our latest creations because they have come to expect wonderful new designs, color palettes and inspirational room design ideas.

We are excited about product design and always, always look forward to launching a new line or product. Living with primitive furniture offers us an ongoing “experiment” with how our pieces wear- the practicality of pieces, which easily leads to product development and enhancement. Being parents, we have developed a few products that we believe are kid-friendly and creative. For instance, we made a “mini” hutch table to use as a coffee table/kid activity center as we painted it in a chalkboard top. This table can be flipped up and utilized as an art easel.

At Primitiques, we definitely cater to our customer as every piece we build and paint is completely customized to the customers’ needs. Beth spends a great deal of time walking shop owners through the process of choosing colors, coordinating patterns and reviewing regional trends. We are very, very enthusiastic about what we do and that just lights up all of our faces and seems contagious to our customers!

We look forward to seeing you at the show, Beth and Bill Merryfield

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