Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains

(908) 741-4317
rusticartistry.com

Services Provided
Handcrafted Rustic Chic Furniture and Decor | Cowhide and Western seating | Turquoise Inlaid Furniture and Accessories | Original wall art | Adirondack style furnishings | Twig Chandeliers and Rustic Lighting | Stunning Fire Pits | Custom Carved Doors and Wall Panels

Areas Served
USA. Can ship some items overseas, please inquire.

Business Description
Online shop featuring artisan crafted furniture and decor with a rustic chic aesthetic
Location:
Peapack, NJ US 
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Carole Rains 
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Address:
PO Box 660
Peapack, NJ 07977 
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Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains
You could do a cool carved wood panel in that space. Here are some examples of panels and doors that are carved, but you could have any size you need with whatever design suits your fancy. More here
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I think I would paint the white trim on the two windows to match the siding, so they don't stick out so much. Then add shutters to those two windows. I'd paint your decorative vent (upper center) a complimentary color (darker brow, barn red or green), then in the center of the two windows I'd add a large grapevine wreath with white lights...
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jcpapp
Also, if your budget allows in the future, I'd change your porch roof to a metal roof.
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Patricia Jackson Interior Design
I did miss that wonderful feeling of walking through my front door after a day at work. That sigh of relief that I can finally switch off. I soon realised that I needed some other trigger to signal the end of the working day. Nothing says "YAY! End of day!" quite like a glass of wine... don't overdo it! It's supposed to be a solution, not a new problem!
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Yes...I sell stuff on Craigslist! It helps pay for my Elastomeric metal roof paint! ($180 - 5gal!)
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How to Clean and Care for Your Butcher Block

Keep butcher block counters and boards looking sharp as a knife — and sanitized for safe food prep — with this advice from a pro woodworker Full Story
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I use my butcher block multiple times per day. I do avoid cutting raw meats on it to eliminate that contamination risk, but everything else gets cut here. I use a mineral oil beeswax blend on the board every couple months now that it is fully penetrated with the oil. I also keep a bench scraper (dough scraper) handy to scrape the surface clean before wiping it down if things get messy or I'm mixing dough on the surface. Wood has some natural antimicrobial properties so I rarely "clean" the surface other than wiping it down.

The chopping block is one of the best decisions we made when remodeling the kitchen. I absolutely love having a large work/cutting surface.
February 13, 2013 at 8:23AM     
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Houzz Tour: Good Vibes for a Hollywood Couple in Laurel Canyon

Actor Ian Harding and artist Sophia Hart’s personalities shine in a house nestled in the trees Full Story
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Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains
Very clever idea with the leaves etc in the frames. Nice alternative to the standard shadowbox frame.
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@Vida Flora, yes, Shannon was telling me about how the whole neighborhood gathers to have their photo taken together every year as a tradition ... it sounded very in line with that sort of fun community attitude, like there is a special bond among all current and former Laurel Canyoners!
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First, I LOVE the painted back drop and its use as curtains! I also love the indigo couch and leaf chairs. The whole house is wonderful in a warm, whimsical, LC way. My husband thinks that was his childhood backyard, but since he lived in LC about 35 years ago, the house looks nothing like it did if, it was his. Still, he enjoyed seeing his old stomping grounds.

I agree that the Migratory Act was critically necessary when it was created--and to an extent still is. But it seems a little silly to make possession of a nest that has fallen to the ground and been discarded an illegal act, especially if that ground is your property. It's the same thing with feathers--especially raptor feathers. We have hawks, turkey vultures, wild turkeys, feral peacocks, Golden Eagles and Bald Eagles in our area. They love to practice aeronautic maneuvers over our hill--must be some good thermals. Occasionally, we'll find feathers they have lost. What difference would it make if we were to pick one up from our land and move it to the house? We would never trap, shoot or otherwise forcibly take such a feather such that harm could come to the bird. Since it's illegal, we leave the feathers for the deer, coyotes, our horses and goats to trample broken into the dirt. It seems stupid and a shame to me.
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Get Your Rustic On for Log Cabin Day!

Celebrate rugged good looks and simpler times with a gallery of 10 gorgeous log cabins across the U.S. Full Story
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We're not too far from the little cabin in Afton, Virginia. It's just about an hour away from us. And one of our newest clients is going for the look of the "Teddy Roosevelt in Montana" cabin. Great article for a tribute to Log Cabin Day, and great photos!
September 4, 2014 at 8:06AM     
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5 Questions to Ask Before Installing a Barn Door

Find out whether that barn door you love is the right solution for your space Full Story
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Our slider (barn) doors are between the entry hall and the living room, and we pull them at night so that the living room is very private from the street or driveway which is nice otherwise we would have to have curtains on the entry hall windows. And another separating the walk-in closet from the rest of the master suite so that we can assure privacy for dressing when the grandkids are racing around the house. We have another pair that separates my husbands study from a neighbors view--very effective for privacy--and I think they look nice and work well where hinged doors would obstruct or be awkward and draperies just don't suit my house design.
September 4, 2014 at 11:00AM     
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Here's the "barn door" that we installed in our New York City apartment. We think of it more as a functional work of art. They are old copper elevator doors with mirror insets. They weigh a ton!!! It's used as the door to our lounge/guest room.
September 4, 2014 at 6:31PM     
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For some reason these two pictures didn't show up on the first posting.
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Create Your Own Checklist for a Well-Stocked Kitchen

Personalize the kitchen with your own must-haves from our list of top cooking tools, small appliances, pots, pans and more Full Story
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I was a avid home cook before getting a job in a restaurant kitchen, so I feel I'm pretty well stocked, but my absolute favorite tool is the yellow lemon squeezer that looks like a big garlic press. It makes squeezing limes for a Mojito a breeze :)
September 7, 2014 at 7:34AM     
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Marjorie Bull
All that cooking is going to require some cleanup. How about a paper-towel holder, a trash can, some sponges and scourers, and a dishpan so you can hand-wash delicate items? Also a dishcloth and a towel bar or rack so you can hang it to dry. (My favorite is the under-the-sink triple-arm kind.) A bottle or bar of hand soap to keep the cook clean. And a vegetable brush to clean potatoes before you bake them. Also string and pins for lacing stuffed poultry, and matches and a candle to singe the feathers off the chicken. (No, they don't come ready to cook from the store, no matter what they claim.)
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Marjorie Bull
@prigen We used to have small towel rods at the end of the counter, on the side of a cabinet, or on a wall, or even on the back of the basement door, where damp but clean towels could dry to be used again later. I recently remodeled my kitchen and am having no luck finding towel rods (not rings, they make the towel clump together and get moldy) short enough to fit on the side of my upper cabinets, which are about two inches smaller than my old built-in-1890's cabinets. Sure hope some manufacturer will see this and take pity on me....
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Guest Picks: Heed Your Animal Instinct

Avoid beastly dullness by bringing in the raw energy of animal prints, patterns and accessories Full Story
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@Josnrich, have you tried looking into spoonflower or etsy? You could even go to local art schools and see if they have the ability and have them create the print you want for fabrics or wallpaper.
August 31, 2014 at 4:22PM     
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Bathroom Workbook: The Right Height for Your Sinks, Mirrors and More

Making some bathroom upgrades? Here’s how to place all your main features for the most comfortable, personalized fit Full Story
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Charlotte
Electric toothbrush outlet INSIDE the medicine cabinet or inside of a tower niche. I don't know why anyone wouldn't think about this common item & keeping the darn cord & contraption out of site.
September 3, 2014 at 3:37AM     
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Mesquite: The Brawny Beauty for All Over the Home

Denser than other hardwoods and sporting beautiful coloration, mesquite makes a fine material for flooring, countertops, furniture and more Full Story
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Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains
One of the most beautiful aspects of mesquite is it's affinity for turquoise inlay, as mentioned above. Here are a few examples from rusticartistry.com
September 3, 2014 at 5:28AM     
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Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains , I love the inlayed turquoise items you included. Where do you find the turquoise bits to do this? And also, how are they applied? Are they pressed into an epoxy and then sanded? The floors in our 130 year old farmhouse are original and in some areas pretty distressed. I like the rustic look though so would never sand them down to be super smooth and shiny. But where there are wider cracks or even holes (perhaps where an old knot shrunk and came out) we have been considering different ideas for how to fill those spots. One of my ideas was to use the turquoise chips but I have not been able to find info on how to do this. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
September 8, 2014 at 11:20AM   
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I want to be the bad guy of the movie that has his office in photo 6. Probably a Steven Seagal film :)
September 9, 2014 at 10:48AM   
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6 Cost-Effective Ways to Go Custom Made

Get a look that’s totally you — and possibly for a lower cost than you might think Full Story
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Rustic Artistry | Carole Rains
Great points Melissa. One of the main benefits of representing artisans like I do on Rustic Artistry is that every item is handcrafted, so customizing is a normal part of the order. For example, I work with a seating artisan who has made hundreds of pieces and every one was different, but all were based on a few standard frame shapes. Why have a cookie cutter chair when you can have one that you helped design? And while these examples do have a western look, the beauty of customization is that you can choose to add or subtract embellishments or secondary leather colors. Cause fringe and conches aren't everyone's cup of tea!
September 3, 2014 at 5:23AM     
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our sofa with real benarashi silk
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Sherrie Swanson
I am 5'9" and have to constantly bend over my bathroom sink. I am going to have a custom made base tall enough so I won't have to bend over the sink and wide enough that everyone can spit and splash into the sink and not hit the floor! lol!
September 10, 2014 at 9:48AM     
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31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild

Drugs, sex, excess — the home design industry is rife with stories that will blow your mind, or at least leave you scratching your head Full Story
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Emily Frazier
. “A happily married older couple requested that we design them a house with two master bedrooms,” Peek says. “In discussing their very different sleeping habits and need for separate bedrooms, the husband expounded, ‘There are only two things we do in the same bed.’ Noticing his wife’s reddening face, I cut him off and let them know that was just a little more information than we needed.”

It is entirely possible, I'm just dense but what was the other one? Maybe I don't want to know...
August 18, 2014 at 1:35PM     
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carolins
Here are some ideas of what you could use one of those cool ladders for:
August 22, 2014 at 1:56PM     
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carolins
And some more
August 22, 2014 at 1:57PM     
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