Creative Art Furniture, A family run business.
We make friends, not customers. You're always greeted with a smile...
Creative Art Furniture is a small company located in Plainville, Massachusetts, owned by Stephen and Christine Staples. Stephen and Christine are devoted to handcrafting high-quality furniture. Their inspiration to create is given to them by the stories held within the reclaimed lumber removed from the age-old homes and barns throughout New England. They use this lumber, after careful removal, to create some of the most beautiful pieces of furniture art in the world (at least we like to think so!).
Creative Art Furniture pours the distilled knowledge gained from years of restoring fine antiques into their furniture art. Over the many years of restoring antiques, and studying the methodologies of early New England craftsmen, Stephen and Christine were able to gain unprecedented talent and artistic ability with wood. The Furniture Artistsans here at Creative Furniture Art not only know every device employed by those past masters, but have studied their numerous finishing techniques. Stephen takes extreme pride in giving his knowledge to his craftsmen in order to produce what some may say is "the most beautiful furniture I have ever seen".
Stephen C. Staples
Stephen C. Staples has 34+ years experience in historical antique furniture restoration, authentic furniture reproduction and historical architectural millwork. Over the years, his furniture reproductions have been sold through fine retailers such as the Old Sturbridge Village Museum Gift Shop, Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Some of the historical renovation projects included South Station and Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts.
Today, Stephen C. Staples is focusing on the desires of the discerning buyer who is searching for durable construction in their furniture investment as well as the classic, timeless look, which is in demand today. Creative Art Furniture's furniture has the old country look and feel of yesteryear. Stephen C. Staples has developed his own style of finishes as well as created a secret milk paint formula that makes the viewer wonder if the paint has adorned the piece for hundreds of years. Each layer of finish or paint is meticulously applied layer after layer with Stephen's artistic eye for a sense of balance and unity in over-all composition to provide a structured, logical look, subtle yet pleasing, allowing the inherent purity of line and form to speak directly to the viewer. The gorgeous finishes on his pieces create a comfortable, inviting atmosphere that is irresistible to the eye.
Sometimes after a hard day's work, we all just need a rest. It's just a matter of where we find to be comfortable!
Stephen and Chris as one...
Stephen Staples and Chris Parker first met in the 9th grade when they were 15. They graduated high school in 1969 and were married in 1971. While Stephen was studying to become a marine engineer and Chris attended Johnson & Wales College to become an executive assistant, they started collecting and restoring antiques for their first apartment.
In 1973, Stephen decided a life at sea was not for him and Chris quit working as a full-time executive assistant and part-time model. The couple started a small furniture stripping and refinishing company in Norton, Massachusetts and the rest, well as they say it is "HISTORY"!