One of the most popular questions we’re getting right now is what exactly is “patina?” Our summed up version and definition is “purely awesome character that stands out from the crowd.” But the technical explanation is this – Continue Reading “What “Patina” Really Means”
Can you zinc it?
Zinc is great for tables, kitchen islands, accent tables and even for your outdoor space. We offer regular zinc but also additional patina color options to choose from. You can learn more about the patina process here. Continue Reading “Zinc Coffee Tables, Dining Tables and Side Tables”
We get asked this question a lot at the shop when someone is looking for a new coffee table to put in their home. If you’re torn between getting a square or round coffee table, here’s a few things we recommend thinking over before making the purchase. Continue Reading “Round or Square? How to Choose the Right Coffee Table for Your Home”
Custom Furniture Goodness
What do we love just as much as making custom pieces for customers to put in their homes…. Seeing the product actually in their homes!
Here’s some recent ones sent to us that we just can’t get enough of –
Thank you Natasha, Ashley, Janelle, Sarah and Jennifer!
If you’re looking for the perfect piece for your home and need it customized, contact us so we can help you create exactly what you want.
And if you want to keep up with our shop shenanigans, follow us on instagram – @southernsunshineshop
Custom Design – Woodworking
The new Rachela table design has become one of the most popular coffee tables at the shop. People often ask, “What’s the story behind the name?” Well, there is definitely a story behind it and here it is…
In 2012, we lost a family member, sister and daughter in an unexpected motorcycle accident. Her name was Rachel. Our lives were completely turned upside down from that moment on and since then we live each day as if it’s our last.
The shop started after everything happened and launched in early 2014. Rachel had always talked about starting a shop or a bakery one day where she could work while bringing joy to others. After our original round coffee table was such a hit with customers we wanted to come up with a design that Rachel would be proud of and from this day on that we can talk about with others to keep her memory alive every day.
If you notice the design, it has a cross in the middle of it along with additional pattern pieces to complete the table. There’s a reason for that cross, it represents our faith and the only way we were able to get through each and every day until we see her again.
Some of you may have received one of our cards with an order. If you got this one….
That is Rachel. She was a life loving, crazy, humble, family lovin, food lovin and best friend to many who will never be forgotten and is as we say, “she’s getting the coffee pot warm upstairs for us.” For those of you who have lost someone, you know that pain. It’s not an easy road but somehow you find the strength to live each day to the fullest and know that you’re part of a club that nobody should be a part of. You are not alone my friend and our hearts go out to you because we know.
2 Timothy 4:7