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  • Now in Richmond, Virginia RVA

    So yeah, we moved. I’ll spare the busy details. Wit and I arrived in RVA in October. We transferred (again) with his job. I think we’ll move back to the Pacific Northwest later in life. A chunk of my heart is still there. (A chunk of my heart is still in Minnesota and, of course, my home state, Indiana.) For now, we’re enjoying Richmond. I’m loving the vibe.

    Finally FINALLY getting our new home studio running…running enough. We bought our third fixer home. No garage, no basement. That’s new for us. Our workshop is 1/3 the size of our old. We’re making it work. I do miss my big old garage, though.

    These pieces are up for grabs to customers in Richmond/Richmond area. They range from $225-$700. I have more coming out that need touch ups from the cross country move and I have several others on the pile for custom orders. Hopefully I get to snap their photos and share in the coming weeks.

    This next part is for anyone new around here:

    Custom orders usually range from $225-$450 for dressers/credenzas/consoles/smaller buffets/etc. and larger pieces(armoires/wardrobes/larger buffets/etc.) can cost more. (I no longer take on kitchen tables, kitchen cabinets, cribs, high chairs, or beds. Some are a pain + the new studio is too small to handle the really big pieces.) That price range often includes new hardware and drawer liner beyond materials and labor. Tax is included in the price. Delivery is available for some pieces for a fee. You can also simply schedule an appointment to see something that caught your eye and take it home with you. We no longer ship. Way too many pieces were damaged, covered by insurance; nonetheless a total bummer. Sales are final.

    I’m much more active on Instagram. It’s a much better way to see new pieces and request a hold on that piece. Or show support of what we do. We really appreciate our supporters! You guys are the best!

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  • Furniture: Collect, Repair, Refurb, Repeat

    Em & Wit Design

    Hey there, we’re Em & Wit. We are a couple who collect, repair, salvage, design and refurbish furniture and housewares found at estate sales, craigslist, the curb, barns, garage sales, things from your home and everywhere in between. Vintage, mid-century, retro, mod, modern, deco, antique, primitive, rustic, atomic ranch, and on and on. 

    We have a curated shop with unique items from our travels. If you see it in the photo, there’s an excellent chance the item is for sale. Just ask. You can purchase through our website or in our home shop using cash, Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover.  (Tax will be added) We are open by appointment on the weekends.

    For years the two of us had a successful business in Minnesota, many of our clients were located in Minneapolis and its metro area, but we’ve moved and set up shop in the Pacific Northwest. It was our dream and we’re happy to finally be here.  We often take on client work, feel free to ask.  If you are interested, send an email to emandwitdesign at gmail.com or go to our contact page at emandwit.com.  You can also arrange an appointment, ask us a question, safely shop, find out more about us, get how-tos/tips and read the stories behind the furniture we find at emandwit.com. 

    A few bits to note:

    -If you do not care for the hardware we use, either we or you can switch it out. No problem. We can take it off, just let us know.

    -We try to use natural products whenever we can.  Milk, chalk, non-VOC paints with hemp, tung and other natural oils or waxes for finishing.  We do a custom mix for both durability and desired finish based on our years of experience.

    -Repeat customer?  You get a discount. Buy more than one piece? You get a discount. Your support means the world to us and we like to show our appreciation. 

    -Sorry but we no longer ship our pieces due to the likelihood of damage. 

    -Delivery is available for a fee or you can schedule to stop by and take it with you if it fits the bill. Please arrange an appointment by email.

    -We are located in Auburn which is 25 miles south of Seattle and 15 miles north of Tacoma. We accept cash and debit/credit cards. No checks. Tax will be added. All sales final.  Them’s the rules.

    -These are vintage and antique pieces, so there will still be some aging and wear beyond our control.

    -We are not responsible for damage you might incur or accidents you cause while on our property.