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Victorias Antique Warehouse

Design YOUR media center

Posted on August 13, 2011 - 0 Comments

Categories: Custom creations, Entertainment Center

One of the biggest changes (and challenges) in the home is all the technology available for our personal use. From Flat-screen TV's to Surround Sound, CD's, DVD's, DVR's, Xbox, GameCube, PlayStation, Wii and the list goes on. Needless to say, storage and access can become quite a problem. Not to mention, keeping your living room from looking like you just walked into a Best Buy. But at Victoria's Antique Warehouse we custom-build media centers tailor-made to your own needs and taste. space space This customer brought in two bookcases to flank either side of his flat-screen TV. Jason (our master carpenter) and Vicky (store owner) worked with him to come up with this stunning result. An antique mantle (from the shop) was used as the central piece to incorporate the bookcases as well as the flat-screen TV. With vintage tin added to the mantle and a beautiful application of our signature paint, the look was complete. space space This couple brought in their fireplace and asked us to build an entertainment center around it. Ample shelving and storage was a priority along with easy access to their components. Jason and Vicky worked with them to create a media center that not only met those needs, but also blended with the overall decor of their home. space space It started with one of Vicky's clients looking for a piece of furniture to house her TV, electronics and personal art collection. She loved one of our custom bookcases in the shop. With that as a design launching point, Jason and Vicky worked with her to come up with this fantastic piece. Antique French windows were used for the cabinet doors. Ambient lighting was installed in the bookcases. The front was accented with vintage tin and hardware. The inside was lined with bead board. All of it was hand-painted and distressed by Chrissy and Timmy (our master artisans). space space From two antique cabinet doors, Jason created this media center. A flat-screen TV would fit perfectly above it. Shelving, storage and size is all there along with easy access to cables and wiring. Bead board sides, antique-style hardware and an expert application of color and distressing completes this functional yet beautiful piece. These are just a few examples of our many custom designs. Bring in your ideas and drawings or even a piece of furniture or personal collection you want incorporated in the overall piece. We'll be happy to work with you to achieve that special look you always wanted for your home.

Our Urban Primitive Collection Is In!

Posted on June 15, 2011 - 0 Comments

Categories: New Arrivals, Around The Shop, Coffee Table, Farmhouse Table, Entertainment Center, Industrial Cart, Primitive Furniture, Urban Rustic, Urban Industrial, Urban Primitive

space We just got a new shipment of old pieces which we like to call our "Urban Primitive Collection." They arrived last week and already several have sold. They're enormously popular, unique and super versatile. Here's a sampling of what we have: space

Look at these carts! What beautiful lines. What a great synthesis of primitive and modern. We have a variety of sizes and styles. They are multi-functional and work so well in so many decors.


This one makes a great buffet …


 … Or it could be an entertainment center.


The smaller ones make great kitchen islands or mini bars.


Looking for a fantastic coffee table? Here it is. These beauties are turned upside-down but it gives you a good view of the incredible wheels each one has. They were originally used as luggage carts in train stations. Others were used in garment factories to transport textiles. They come in a variety of sizes and truly sell almost as soon as we get them in.


This farmhouse table is "to die for." A classic blend of primitive, rustic and industrial.  The pine top is made from old barnwood. The base is solid forged steel.  It is a standout piece and definitely one-of-a-kind.

Come by and check out our large, eclectic inventory.  We'll be happy to help you mix and match some of these wonderful pieces to suit your home decor.

Custom Media Center Adds Vintage Elegance to Entertainment

Posted on March 09, 2011 - 0 Comments

Categories: Custom creations, Shown in homes, Entertainment Center

space Talk about WOW! factor. This custom-built media center is truly an OMG moment. It started with one of Vicky's clients looking for a piece of furniture to house her TV, electronics and personal art collection. A custom-built piece was the best way to meet her specific needs. A collaborative effort between Vicky, Jason (her master carpenter), and the client brought about this stunning result. Inspired by a custom bookcase in Vicky's shop, this media center was designed with the look and feel of built-in cabinetry but tailored to the client's personal criteria. Careful thought was put into how the TV would be displayed. Easy access to all electronic and media components was a high priority. Ample storage, ambient yet functional lighting and a showcase for the client's own collection were included in the overall design. In keeping with our store moniker, we incorporated many antique accents in the piece. We used beautiful antique French windows for cabinet doors while others were showcased with vintage ceiling tin. The inside was lined with beadboard and painted a lovely old-world gold. The exterior was hand-painted a creamy white and then distressed and waxed by our master artisans (Chrissy and Timmy).

Detail of cabinet doors using antique ceiling tiles and then hand-painted.

The skill and artistry is beyond compare and definitely makes this media suite a true work of art. Come in and let us help you design your entertainment space.