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"Hole e Stars Making Furniture Creations Come Alive One Board At A Time TM "

Monday, March 28, 2011

Bunny Hop

Hop Hop a  hoppy fun treasury for Easter featuring some great Etsy Artists!
Check it out sure to add a smile to your day.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Too Much Snow

Well I knew we were in for a bad winter by the way all the acorns were falling off my trees this summer.
I guess it was natures way of telling all the squirrels to stock up we're in for a bad winter.
Waking up this morning to two feet of snow was no laughing matter.
It takes hours to dig yourself out.
New England weather....... I'm ready to move getting too old for all this snow.

Well on a happier note I've created some new primitive items. here are a few new pictures.
You can  hide your toaster with class! Indroducing my Mr. toaster toaster cover.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Hole e Stars! How Did You Get That Name? The Hole e Stars Story

My name is Rich, A.K.A. Hole e Stars, people are always asking me how I came up with my furniture creation of a star with eight circles around it and...... ask how did you get the name Hole e Stars!!
Well...here is my story. When friends and relatives see the furniture I make they would always say to me you should start your own furniture business.I told them I have a passion for woodworking, but it's just a hobby.Well I lost my job because of the economy and needed to do something.
Why not handcrafted furniture I thought ! So on August 19th 2009 Hole e Stars Handcrafted Furniture was born.
The name Hole e Stars came about when I was building a shoe storage seat for my wife for Christmas. I bought a scroll saw to cut out a star on the top of the bench but it didn't work so I sent it back.
I wanted to finish the bench before Christmas but..... it didn't look like I was going to get another one any time soon.
Afraid to wait any longer thinking the shoe storage seat wouldn't be ready in time for Christmas my creative wheels starting turning.
I came up with the brilliant idea to make a wooden star and surround it with eight plugs.
I said Hole e Crap! No...... Hole e Stars! Wow... I just named my business!
The star and the plugs around it looked so fantastic, I decided to make it my company logo now a registered trademark!
I really like to create unique, uncommon one of a kind fabulous furniture pieces that will stand out from the crowd.
You never know what I'll come up with next maybe something wild and crazy !

Thursday, January 6, 2011

New Water Based Stain Colors

I'm looking into getting some new water based stain colors for my handcrafted furniture.The water based stains I get now do not have the greatest selection of colors.Really like to get colors that will pop out and add some charisma to the piece.I'm also getting into doing more buttermilk finishes too.One thing I like about doing an unfinished piece is that you can dent it up and distress the piece to give it an old grungy primitive look.You can paint it to give it a modern look.Or you can stain it to give it a country or rustic look. Let's not forget that you could hand paint or stencil your piece also.The best thing about buying an unfinished piece is that you can match the color to fit perfectly with your decor. In this day and age when everything is mass produced it's nice to know you can still purchase handcrafted pieces created just for you.

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