About Us


Quality Furniture

We refresh pieces that have good, solid foundations such as dovetail joints and all wood construction. We look for furniture lines from trusted furniture manufacturers with a reputation for quality. 

We do our best to repair dents, scratches, etc, on each piece to bring it as near to new as possible. However, signs of wear, such as intentional distressing, are sometimes incorporated into our overall design on a piece to give it character and uniqueness. We ensure that all functional parts - drawers, glides, hardware - are in working condition (and sometimes we replace entirely with brand new) so that the piece can be utilized to the fullest.


Professional Finishes

At Willow Road Cottage, we use only professional-grade paints and finishing products on our creatively refreshed pieces. And that's why we are proud to offer Wise Owl Paint and products. We believe the paints, including the absolutely incredible One Hour Enamel, are superior in all ways. And we are over the moon about Wise Owl Furniture Salve! If you've smelled or used this all-natural product, you'd be over the moon about it, too! 

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Committed to customer satisfaction

We know that without our customers, Willow Road Cottage would not exist. If we can deliver a result to them that brings them joy, gives their homes the feel they strive for, and has the unique expression of their personality, then we've done our job. And that makes us happy!




Wise Owl Paint's mission is to provide premium products free of harsh chemicals and solvents. Our Chalk Synthesis Paint is zero VOC which means there are no volatile organic compounds and the One Hour Enamel Paint is very low VOC which dissipate quickly. Our wax is solvent free. Our hemp oil is 100% hemp seed oil without unnecessary fillers or preservatives. Our finishes are sublime and provide strong protection for your hard work. We would like our consumers to feel good about painting and be able to do so without compromising health or the environment to do so. 



Re-Design With Prima®, is a news and fresh way to decorate your living space through our Decor Transfers, Decor Moulds, and Decor Stencils. Our Mission is simple - to create a beautiful line of products that will inspire you, motivate you and help you create a beautiful living space where the only limit is your imagination. Through our creative and unique products you will find a myriad of options, styles and designs that will surely captivate your creativity and ignite your vision. We hope Re-Design With Prima products can help you create something uniquely you and uniquely yours. 



Saltwash®  powder is an easy to use base coat formula to give a layered and textured effect when mixed with any brand or type of paint! Apply your mixture to any piece of furniture or surface to achieve an authentic time worn look in just a few easy steps. It’s an instant and affordable genuine vintage look. Saltwash powder is a no voc product and all of the ingredients in it are considered safe in a working environment. Due to the powdery composition, we suggest wearing proper respiratory and eye protection when mixing and sanding. Saltwash® powder is manufactured in the U.S.A


A little more "About us"

It's a journey

My name is Catherine, the owner and creative force behind Willow Road Cottage, as well as wife, mother, grandmother and more. 

I've always enjoyed creating - the whole process, from start to finish - whether through graphic design or creatively refreshing furniture. I started refreshing my own furniture long ago and then slowly found there was a need for what I do. Others, like me, were excited about the possibility of taking furniture with good bones - but was tired/worn/outdated - and refreshing it in such a way that the furniture was now relevant and beautiful again, or maybe repurposed and enjoying a whole new life.

I was introduced to Wise Owl Paint products by a fellow artisan and was very impressed with their products, company culture, and commitment to quality. I decided it was a brand I could attach my name to, and so began my relationship as a retailer for Wise Owl Paint. I'm so glad I made this decision!!! If you are looking for a high quality paint and haven't tried Wise Owl products - especially the Furniture Salve! - then maybe it's time you did. You won't be sorry.

If local to the Twin Cities (MN) market and want a custom quote for a piece of furniture you own, contact me. Quotes are based on scope of project. Scope entails type and size of furniture, as well as amount of work being done to it. Please go to the "Contact" page of this site and send us a message.