Kathy had dreamed of owning a store since she was a little girl. She remembers playing “store” in a cardboard box with holes cut out for windows and a door.
Chuck was always building things, and excelled in drafting and shop class in high school. They met and married and when he built a beautiful shelf for their home- they started down a road that eventually ended in the opening of their own shop “Country Cupboard”. Located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania they’ve been serving customers for 12 years.
Chuck builds primitive/country style furniture made from solid premium pine, stained, painted, distressed and finished with a hand-rubbed wax. Besides Chuck’s furniture, Kathy also stocks the shop with homemade nut rolls, cold Red Ribbon Soda Pop, and other fun country decorating items.
Here’s a quick interview I did with Kathy. Enjoy!
What’s one of the most popular items you sell at your store? Our Harvest Table. Using 5/4 boards for the top and square nails, these tables can be made in different sizes up to 7 feet. Tables are a great gathering place to create memories for years to come.
Why did you choose to use Old Village Paints on your furniture? We wanted a paint that reminded us of colors from the past but it also had to be a quality paint. A local store, at that time, carried the Old Village Paint. I remember the first color we bought was Village Tavern Blue. After our first purchase of OVP we never used any other paint as you cannot beat the quality or colors that hold true to colors of the past.
You can visit The Country Cupboard online here. Thanks Kathy and Chuck for spending some time with us!