Cool Cottage

Custom Designs, Cool Finds and Rustic Comforts

Patriotic Guitar

Two chairs from 2007 getting a little TLC, new gray stain color (Smoky Oyster) and ready for another seven years on the water.​

Coral chalk paint pet bed dresser drawer.

Use these panels or ones similar to identify a person's bedroom or personality or knick-name ...
a great gift for someone special.

Light green milk paint pet bed dresser drawer.​

Same chair with new buddies
for October 2014.

Entrance way table top using thick pecky cypress. Stained using Sikkens Dark Oak - glass top to be added
and then family photos.

Just added SAINTS to the front of one of my cypress chair designs.  This washed gray stain is a favorite along the Gulf Coast.

12/8/13 -- newest pet bed design.
Four coats of primer paint and chalk paint.  Also stained removable  chunky legs with Minwax Honey color.​

Opposite side of newest pet design.  I painted HOME on one side and I LOVE (heart) YOU on this side.

Chairs, Pet Beds & More

I got permission to use this beautiful "pumpkin garden" at a local church  for pictures. So many pumpkins looked like a river overflowing it's banks around these chairs and ottomans.  Thanks for the site.

Tall Sailboat chair from my Destin Harbor Collection

Tall table (below) to go with tall chairs.  This model has large cut-outs for larger size drinks & matches  the chair's design.

Multi layered pet bed with several coats of chalk paint and lots of sanding between coats.  I added vintage fleur-de-lis knobs on the front and handles on the sides.

The table to the left was the inspiration for the above table.  I had to design the top to hold a 32" TV and add a double brace for the bottom support.  Use as a bar or buffet.

Yellow milk paint pet bed from dresser drawer and medium height legs.​

Destin Harbor Collection ... tall chair, tall ottoman & 30" wide tall umbrella table (Teak Stain Color)

Creative Cabinet Door
Panel Designs

The 4 panels below all have matching antique patina knobs and personalized names.  All 4 were treated with milk paint first.

Two of my original chairs that have been out in the elements for six years and needing some TLC.  After lots of sanding, a new coat of gray stain and adding AUBURN and TIGERS to the chairs, they are ready for another six years of relaxing and napping.

I like ice cream and this sign.

Rear View - Surfboard Chair

Recent custom order large Red Wagon "Radio Jet" model - shadowbox.  Lots of rust & 3 coats of sealer.  The sealer actually accented the rust to a dark maroon with a little bit of satin shine.  I used old wood with the lumberyard saw blade marks still on the edge of the shelves.  Fill with your favorite pictures & collectibles on your wall of fame.    (34" L)

PET BEDS ... originally designed from recycled dresser drawers and crates.   I am now creating my own designs for larger pets.

These are additional pictures of the new pet beds designed from dresser drawers.  They are now on sale at "3 Dogs & A Chick" in downtown Ft. Walton Beach, FL on Hwy 98.

Shows off the extra strength bolts in each corner and leg designs and details.​

Coolest Chairs on the internet ... anywhere !!!

After first coat of stain - shows the inside design with a 5th leg in the middle for strength on the 2 large removable flooring.

Cool Cottage

Established in February 2013

Made in USA
(850) 496-5507 cst

Showroom & Workshop
47 Hyacinth Drive

Covington, Louisiana 70433


Jim Kane ..... Owner - Designer - Builder

Front View - Surfboard Chair

Rustic Cedar


Horizontal, Diagonal, Vertical or Chevron

Both of these tables are made from cedar. The above table has a see-thru "sawgrass" design in the top.  Use as an entryway table, hall table, bar, buffet, etc.

This is the 24" wide model.  The 30" wide model is designed for an umbrella with a wider stance.

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Back view of these two chairs shows a good design with curves in the seat and the back. Ready, set, relax.

Light blue chalk paint pet bed from dresser drawer and medium height legs.​

This is one of my first attempts to paint objects on rough red cedar wood.  I still have to sand it to make the wood and paint look aged as well as add some additional colors (including teal).
It will also have a cedar frame.
Approx. 15" x 31"
The "30" is the beginning of 30A.

Just now gathering rustic

parts to make this a neat

looking rustic cedar guitar,

I found a vintage lifeguard rescue surfboard.  White fiberglass with black RESCUE painted on the bottom.  Faded yellow foam board top with black straps attached almost the whole length.  Rescue Safety symbol with black RESCUE painted near the top.

Custom painted surfboard chairs 
Destin Harbor Collection and the Choctaw Bay Collection

Red milk paint pet bed dresser drawer.​

This great recycled table collection can be used as a bar, potting table, buffet service near the bar or grill -  just use your imagination ... that's what I do!

I think this is great on all back screen doors for the Summertime

Two custom painted cypress surfboard chairs & matching tall ottomans / stools.  Looking great in a Florida backyard.
Just waiting for the right wave.

Vintage Party Bar made from a Singer sewing machine and a Radio Flyer Wagon. The matching umbrella is a great addition.

Easter is almost here so I repainted my last remaining Adirondack chairs
(from 2007) an Easter egg color for the occasion.  It's on our front porch now.

Small Oval Tall Table
34" H x 28.5" L x 22.5" W
Same height as tall chair arm height

Pictures taken at a local huge pumpkin festival in Fort Walton Beach, Florida.


Made from recycled material decking called "MoistureShield".  Using my already successful furniture designs, check out these pictures to see if this is right for you.  These chairs are very heavy which is a positive when living on or near the water due to storms and the hot weather.  Tall chairs weigh 110# each and short chairs weigh 84# each.  Small oval tall table weighs 65# and short ottoman 35#. Easy to clean with soap and water.

Two color tall chairs - weighs 110# each. Sit back - relax - look cool. Great choice for the dock.

Beautiful aqua color chairs and ottomans now located on the NC Atlantic coast.

Recycled fence board table/shelf with fleur-de-lis cut-outs.

This is really a pet bed but it looks like furniture you would buy for your home.  Stained with Minwax (new Honey color) and then painted with two coats of white homemade chalk paint.  I finished it with some light sanding and then Old English furniture polish.​