Functional art for the home. Decorate with handcrafted painted boxes.


Botanical Painted Nature Box Custom Made Cottage Furniture Functional Art with Bird.

Functional Art Painted Furniture
Botanical Painted Nature Box Custom Made Cottage Furniture

Botanical painted nature box with garden flowers, herbs, and a bird sitting on top of a thistle is custom made cottage furniture for storage by Laurie Rohner. The top is colorful assortment of wildflowers and garden flowers, coneflowers, larkspur, flax, thistle, Queen Anne lace and a sweet goldfinch sits munching on his favorite food, thistle seeds.

functional art painted box
Botanical Painted Nature Box by Between The Weeds

This is a custom made hinged wood box with combines high quality furniture grade birch plywood and clear pine. The inside is stained a honey color with a taupe gray for the outside base. The top is a soft white with a frame rubbed with a bit of color.

Measures:
outside 13.5 x 13.5 x 5 inches high
inside 12 x 12 x 3.5 inches high
Weight : 4.3lbs

functional art painted box
Botanical painted furniture nature box

Painting palette: raspberry, lavender, purple, blue, grass green, green, clear blue, light blue, yellow, cream.

The design is sketched on my own hand crafted wood keepsake box. I hand paint and add my signature line work. Each box is a one of a kind work. I do not use stencils transfers or prints and they are always my original work. A functional piece of art can easily fit any decor from traditional funky whimsical or of course farmhouse.

Every piece is signed and dated.
Hours to complete 7 1/2hrs
Ready to ship.

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Visit my web site:
http://laurierohner.com

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You must BEGIN. I begin every day with sketching a few cards.


Between The Weeds

On the road to doing what you love the first step is the most important. You must BEGIN. A quote from Zen For Ten by Beth Nicholls.

I begin every day with sketching a few cards that will turn into miniature watercolor nature art. I started these cards as a way to stay focused on a bigger picture I have for myself but I found I look forward to this daily process. Here are two nature art cards of botanical watercolor original art for giving and framing later.

Check them out at Laurie Rohner Studio Between The Weeds Shop or at the Etsy shop.

Pink Blossoms Nature Art Watercolor Blank Card

Pink Blossoms Nature Art Watercolor Blank Card

Cheerful pink blossoms illustration is a hand painted watercolor nature art blank card. I love it when apple blossoms bloom or the cherry trees burst with pink petals. What a beautiful…

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Great idea for garden party entertaining this spring and summer.


By Laurie Rohner Studio
Cottage Painted Planter Tote.

Cottage Painted Nature Planter Box or Tote Hand Painted with Garden Flowers.

Spring is here and it is time to start thinking about the outside. This season brings outdoor parties and relaxing on the deck or porch. Buy this distinctive planter tote, plant some flowers in the one side and fill the other with candy for Easter. Great for Mother’s Day too.

Close up of painting
Close up of painting

In the home and garden it is a great way to brighten up a farmhouse cottage chic home decor. Use in your kitchen hall entry or bath.

Other side of this fabulous planter
Other side of this fabulous planter

Use inside in the kitchen or use it for a planter with pansies or herbs planted in clay pots. Planter needs to be lined (not included) if planting directly into the planter.

Buy at Laurie Rohner Studio
Buy at Laurie Rohner Studio

My custom made and hand crafted wooden storage utensil tote or planter painted a cottage creamy white is one of a kind. I hand paint garden wildflowers on the front and back.

Palette: raspberry, white, cream, leaf green, clear blue, cornflower blue, yellow, purple, lavender.

I use my tote for forks and knives and to keep my brushes clean and dry but you can add a plant or cut greens and you have a fabulous upscale shabby chic farmhouse cottage home accent.

Using it as a planter? Let me know and I will send some moss along to cover the pots at no charge(only within the 48 US states).

Made of pine
Tote measures:12.25″l x 6.5″d x 8.75″h
Inside compartments are 5″l x 5″w x 4.25″d.
Weight 4.3lb.
Hours to finish about 4 hrs.

Something to ponder: One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. William Shakespeare

March comes in like a lion? A lion nature box?


Lion Nature Box Painted Furniture Distressed Keepsake Custom Made Box

Lion nature box is custom-made painted furniture. Distressed wooden decorative keepsake one of a kind is a tribute to nature and lions. The top of the lid a detailed hand painted portrait of a male lion staring over his domain with his mane framing his regal face as the sun starts to set on the Serengeti. I love the way the eyes seem to reach into your heart. If you adore lions like I do this is a must have keepsake to own.

Color Palette: honey stain, sage greens, golden brown, burnt orange, dark brown, earthy tans, white, cream.

Box measures: 11″ x 9.25″ x 7.33″ inside is 8.25″l x 7″w x 5.25h. and weighs 4.5lbs.
Box hinged.
Box sealed with lacquer and waxed.

The Keepsake Nature Boxes are painted on the top of a stained, hinged and hand crafted pine keepsake box. The finish is a satin-smooth luster. He is painted first and then I add my ink line work. This gives him the added depth. I have been drawn to lions since childhood so my lion box is a very special to me.

The design is sketched on by my own hand crafted wood keepsake box. I hand paint and add my signature line work. Each box is a one of a kind work. I do not use stencils transfers or prints and they are always my original work. A functional piece of art can easily fit any decor from traditional funky whimsical or of course farmhouse.

Every piece is signed and dated.
Hours to complete 6 1/2hrs
Ready to ship.

Some lovely words about their fabulous boxes.
*Prompt service, beautifully and professionally packaged. Gorgeous box, love it!!!!
*I love your shop and I will come back often to see new products.
*I absolutely love this box and Laurie personalized it for me. Shipped quickly and safely and looks gorgeous. Thank you!

All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

Between The Weeds at Etsy

You can also buy this majestic fellow at Between The Weeds. Sorry this is SOLD

Painted cottage not just for the home. New nature art necklaces.


Painted home decor and furniture is not just for the home but how about for the unique eclectic distinctive woman? I have added these wonderful whimsical nature art necklaces to my Etsy Shop Between The Weeds for the women who like painted cottage chic.

Violets Nature Art Wood Pendant Necklace with Botanical Spring Watercolor Illustration

Violets Watercolor Nature Art Wood Pendant Necklace Botanical Spring Illustration
Violets nature art watercolor wood pendant necklace by Between The Weeds Etsy Shop.

Violets nature art watercolor wood pendant necklace is a hand painted botanical spring flower illustration on watercolor paper, glued on a sliver of natural wood sealed with lacquer and handcrafted with a wire and copper wire swirly hook. A natural black leather cord is fashioned into a 24 inch length with a wood seed on each end. This is my original artwork and a one of a kind piece of nature jewelry.

Looking for something fun to wear that will make people stop and ask where did you find that it is so cute? I see a person who is a bit artsy, eclectic and loves the outdoors wearing this. A women who wants to make her own statement.

Necklace measures: 24 inch long
Pendant measures: 2.25 x 1.5 inch and is 1/8 inch thick.

Though the necklace is sealed with lacquer do not get it wet.
The pendant and necklace are completely made by hand and this is original not printed art work.

Enjoy my art be sure to check out Laurie Rohner Studio

Here is a little inspiration to be yourself.

  “Don’t you ever let a soul in the world tell you that you can’t be exactly who you are.”
Lady Gaga

Plant some seeds for a happy you.


The winter has been non-stop and what better way to get you through this season than a sweet painted herb pot. Fill this pansy pot with some potting soil and add a few seeds or maybe some grass seed, this pot will sit on your windowsill, then watch life sprout. Some believe growing seeds makes fairies happy, I know you will feel better.

Pansy Painted Clay Nature Pot Woodland Botanical Garden Gift

Pansy painted on a nature clay pot makes a great gift with a botanical garden flower woodland and herb lovers. The front is a large pansy flower with a tinge of blue and the back I painted a smaller sized pansy. Perfect for farmhouse and cottage decor. Great for housewarming mom and Easter gifts.

Nature art painted pots.
Nature art painted pots.

This vintage clay pot is from the 80’s when I owned a flower shop and recently uncovered a box with a bunch of clay pots inside. I painted these pots for my shop and my clients loved them so I am doing it again. I hope you love them too.

These are my original designs and I hand paint each piece.
All rights are not transferable with the purchase of this painting and remain with the artist.
The copyright is for photographing and does not appear on the original.

For more about my painted furniture and nature art visit:
http://paintedfurniturestudio.com
http://laurierohner.com

Cottage painted vintage home decor with blackboard paint.


Updated with a new look this vintage wood bucket or canister with a wood lid is made for the farmhouse cottage kitchen with a classic backboard paint banner around the middle.

Painted cottage farmhouse chic canister with lid
Vintage Cottage Painted Canister with Lid Storage Organizer Farmhouse Chic

Painted cottage farmhouse chic canister with lid for storage or to organize your kitchen. A vintage ice bucket re-purposed for kids treats, tea bags, or dog biscuits is very Farmhouse Cottage chic. Painted black with a faux slate finish on the lid and center, black and white checks and a sky blue band. The band is painted with blackboard paint so you can label the canister with whatever is inside.

Measures: 7.5 h x 8 dia.inch
Inside measures: 5.5 h x 5.25 dia. inch

My functional art pieces are sanded and prepped, first primed then painted or stained readying the surface for decorative painting. I typically lay out the design in pencil; set up a color palette, finishing the design with an ink pen in a linear fashion. All pieces receive several coats of varnish; in between each layer I hand rub the surface creating a soft buffed finish. Every piece is finished with a bee’s wax to make sure protection.

Hand painted vintage cottage decor.
Back of the vintage cottage painted functional art.

Today’s inspiration:

Our homes are a reflection of who we are – the place where  our story begins and our heart lives.  *Unknown.