Adhering to her philosophy that “less is more,” Kerry Oliver doesn’t stock bits and bobs or knick-knacks (“dust catchers,” she calls them) in her shop. Instead, at Eclectic Bungalow, you will find stylish, useful items for you and your home. Opened six years ago in Wickford, the store is home to her passion for taking antiques and refreshing and renewing them for a new era. She only works with solid wood furniture. In some instances Kerry restores the wood to its glory, but more often she paints the pieces, updating them for a new role. She uses FAT chalk paint and, in fact, she is the only licensed distributor of FAT in New England. She also carries the finish clear coat, paste wax and Chalk Pro brushes for one stop shopping.
But there is more in store, like unique cast iron hardware for doors and furniture, and South County photographs that pair well with barn board frames. Many of the items carried can be customized; wooden cutting boards, down filled zip code pillows and fun wall signs from local painters can all be made your own. For you there are woven market baskets made in Morocco and jewelry by Daffodils and Fireflies. For a fresh home there are natural body, dish and laundry soaps by Barr-Co and Sweet Grass Farms.
Kerry holds workshops for people who want to learn painting techniques and bring in a piece of their own to update. She also takes commissions, giving a new style to your existing furniture. Think of her as the ultimate DIY-er.
7 Main Street, Wickford