The Coloradan-SOLD!!!

This OOAK (one-of-a-kind) beauty was inspired by vintage art posters that used standard block lettering to arrange well-known NYC subway station names against a black background.  Pelham, being a lover of all things Colorado, knew he wanted to create a piece that paid homage to this wonderful home state of his.  What better way to do it than replicating subway art???

Starting with a list of some of his favorite places in Colorado, Pelham sketched out a handful of different layouts before finally going with this one:

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What do you think?  Is your favorite Colorado destination/landmark included?  There are so many wonderful places in Colorado…it just wasn’t possible to include them all.

This beautiful, 6-drawer,  tall-boy had seen much better days when we acquired it.  With the loving touch of the orbital sander, some skilled woodwork, and the labor of a paintbrush, the transformation was complete!  The lettering was all done in a whitewash technique so that the original wood grain could peek through.  The black is a deep, graphite color created by mixing two different paint colors and some homemade chalk paint.  And the drawers’ insides were updated with a wonderful mint green color that reminds us of one of Colorado’s many alpine meadows in mid-summer.

We were hoping to hold on to The Coloradan for a while, and use it as much needed storage in our library/home office….though, when we posted pictures of the Renewal on facebook, a friend of ours saw it and just had to have it, making us an offer we couldn’t refuse.

Speaking of Facebook, please visit our Facebook page here and support us by “liking” us.  The RPhD Facebook page is routinely updated with our inventory and other fun and interesting RPhD news.

If you absolutely love this Renewal and would love to have something similar in your home, please contact us at and we will be happy to discuss our custom options with you!


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