Just before my son was born my father handed down to him a beautiful red rocking chair that had belonged to him as a child.
It was a thoughtful and lasting gift that we will enjoy for years to come. Amazingly the chair is in pristine condition—in fact it seems sturdier than some of our more recent furniture purchases. With that in mind I decided to stop wasting money on cheaply made, out of the box furniture and start investing in quality furniture pieces for my children.
I searched for quite a while to find exactly what I was looking for—quality furniture, that is built to last. I finally found it in the amazingly beautiful furniture by Relics.
Relics was started by a brother & sister team and a mutual friend who began making one-of-a-kind wood picture frames from naturally fallen Basswood trees. Their repertoire quickly expanded to the amazing furniture line that they create today. They boast several collections, all designed by Michael, the brother part of their team. This Green company manufactures the vast majority of their child and baby-safe furniture products right here in the USA. Check out my favorites below.
I am head-over-heels for Relics New Tot’s Table. It is of amazingly high quality, is super sturdy, and built to last. One thing I quickly noticed about this table is that it is quite heavy – perfect for creating lasting memories as your little one scribbles away or creates their next amazing Play-doh sculpture.
The New Tot’s Table, like all of Relics furniture is available in a huge array of colors and finishes. Relics finishes all their pieces with 3-5 layers of super-safe HAPS Free water based paint. They use a unique technique which allows the grain and quality of the wood to show through beautifully and the distressed finishing creates a homey, lived-in appeal. It is truly quite charming.
When we purchased Charlie’s crib (which will soon be Mary Claire’s crib), I didn’t take into account the long-haul. I was thinking boy, boy, boy. Now, I’m totally wishing I’d gone with my gut and gotten a crib that would serve well for either gender. This crib, the Spindle, is my dream crib for Mary Claire. It has so much unique, vintage appeal, and would be just heavenly in her room.
Relics offers several unique changing table options. I love this changer, the Beadboard Changer. I’m not a big fan of massive changing table units, so this smaller changer is my ideal! It is perfect for a boy or a girl and in addition to choosing your paint and finishing, can even be customized with a variety of hardware and feet.
Another great changing table option is Relics 4 Drawer Chest with their optional Changer Top. I love this option because it grows so easily with your child. Simply remove the changer top when the glorious day of having a fully potty-trained child arrives and enjoy this piece in your home well into the future. This is a perfect piece for the long-haul!
Relics also offers wonderful furniture options for older children. The BB LowBoy Complete bed is perfect for a toddler or older child. It is available as a complete bed or pur-chase the headboard only. Customize to perfectly match your space with Relics full line of environmentally friendly paints, and their unique feet and finials. Feel free to mix furniture from different collections, each piece is handcrafted and lightly distressed so the entire line flows cohesively.
Be sure to check out Relics full line of furniture options in their online store or catalog. They have loads of unique cribs, beds, dressers, shelving unites, and more. You can also check out their wide range of paint colors and other custom options.