This video shows you how Chagrin valley Custom Furniture in Cleveland, Ohio refinished, repaired, and restored vintage 40’s furnishings purchased for the movie classic A Christmas Story’s Bumpus House. The home is next door to Ralphie Parker’s family home and opened in October 2018 for overnight rentals. The home needed to look like a 40’s home in every respect, but the furniture needed to look like new.
A Christmas Story is an iconic movie from 1983, filmed in Cleveland, that has become a holiday classic. When the Bumpus House was purchased in 2016, Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture was called to take on the formidable task of restoring, repairing, and recreating the 1940’s-style furniture for the house. It took three months of cleaning, sanding, repairing, refinishing and painting at CVCF’s facility in Warrensville Heights, Ohio, for Myeroff and his furniture woodworking team to bring the pieces back to their original glory.
Everything – including the kitchen sink – was finished by September 2018 in order to be ready for the home’s October opening. The kitchen sink was repurposed from an old dresser, butcher block countertop, antique porcelain sink, and 40’s-style hardware. Other furnishings included 1940’s-style beds, doors, tables, sinks, armoires, side tables and more.
While CVCF keeps busy with furniture repair, restoration and refinishing, most of their business comes from homeowners who want a truly unique piece of furniture for their home that they can’t find or can’t buy anywhere else. Sheldon Myeroff, owner and furniture maker, sits down with customers and together they design the piece. CVCF specializes in custom rustic barn doors, live edge and rustic dining tables, coffee tables and side tables, live edge countertops and bartops, credenzas, bookcases, vanities, and all kinds of woodworking projects that you can see in the gallery.