This blog shows the folkart I make, my reproduction furniture and other projects. My studio/shop is in my backyard. It's a couple of miles off the main road in West Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada. When you come to visit make sure you see – the "Olde Times" Garden House Museum; Grandma's Attic; the Furniture Box; Grampa's Loft (antiques, old doors, etc. in my Dad’s old barn loft); and my World's Largest Egg Beater, certified by Guinness World Records.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wall or Linen Cabinet made from old wash stand

     I bought this wash stand last week and made it into this wall or linen cabinet.  It measures 30"W x  16"D  x  77"H.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Iron Crow Facebook Page...

     Iron Crow is proud to welcome Kerras Jeffery and his folk art collection at our warehouse for one week only!!  Come meet the artist and take home a piece of whimsy 9:30-5:30 everyday until December 13th.  #supportcanadianartists #folkart #yyc

Friday, December 5, 2014

I'm Showing in Calgary this week

     Larry Dugdale, a businessman and friend from Calgary, convinced me to go west and put on a show at the Iron Crow Antiques in Calgary starting tomorrow.  Larry and his family have been coming to Prince Edward Island for more than 15 years - they came to my studio for the first time a year and half ago.
     So if any of you following my blog are in Calgary please stop by.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Coastal Stories - North Cape Coastal Drive's

     Here's the video that features me and my work!
"Kerras Jeffrey operates a folk art gallery from his backyard. He has to be creative to drum up business in his tiny community of Lauretta, P.E.I."

Coastal Stories - North Cape Coastal Drive Promo

     Watch for the soon-to-be released videos about folks in Western Prince Edward Island - Story Telling, Craftspeople, Tours, etc.  Here's the promo video - look for me :-)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Large Stepback Cupboard

      I picked up this dresser last week and turned it into a stepback cupboard.  It's the widest dresser I've ever come across.  I like the detail on the front sides so I did the top sides to match.  I got the drawers sliding good - that's always an important goal of mine.
 Here's my building process...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Mark Butcher Coffee Table

     One day a while back I had quite a few antiques on my truck and drove up to an antique store - they noticed I had this old table and said it was a Mark Butcher piece.  It wasn't in very good shape - I was going to take the legs off and put them in storage but when she said that I thought it was worth saving.  So I made it into a coffee table. 
     I measures 26" by 42".

Friday, November 28, 2014

Pine Sideboard

     I overhauled this pine sideboard and painted it this great red colour.  The flour bin on the left could be used for dog food, pot and pans, a garbage bin.  Overall I fixed-up the drawers and doors to be in perfect working order.
 Above: before / Below: after

Thursday, November 27, 2014

More Dressers

     Here are a couple more dressers I picked up and refurbished - the dresser are selling well! 
     I replaced all the handles.  The one thing ya got to do when ya have varithane on the wood is sand them down - I go over all the drawers and drawer slides so the drawers glide back and forth smoothly.  
     The white dresser is pine and has square nails.  The black dresser is made of hardwood.  I also go over all of the framework and re-nail as required to make sure they're strong.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Deacons Bench from old dresser & chairs

     I used an old dresser and two old chairs and made this deacons bench - the old drawers slide nicely!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Wine Cabinet from old Pine Washstand

     A friend of mine made his weekly trip to the dump and came back with this old pine wash stand (somebody threw away) - he gave it to me to re-work into something more useful!
    This item is for sale.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Horse Quilt Rack

     This horse I made as a quilt rack.  I used stair spindles for the legs and added rubber chair knobs on the bottom of the legs.  For the tails I used part of an old sewing machine.
     It measure 3'-0" in height and 4'-0" long.
 Below are the raw pieces i used to make the horse.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dresser and Washstand

     I did up this dresser and wash stand.  I go over the cabinet re-nailing and cording them.  I I wax all the drawers and sliders to make them slide easier.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Stepback Cupboard

     I made this stepback this week - the bottom is a old wash stand. I went with a new color in a light peach.