Rhody Gem: Beach Barn Art & Gifts

October 2020

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What it is:

Your one-stop shop for nautical art, browse unique handmade gifts fashioned out of beachcombing finds, from wall art made with sea glass and shells to driftwood boats, painted buoys, and coastal signs.

 

Where to find it:

Though not housed in a literal barn, the storefront is easy to spot by the artsy red rendering of a sea shack on the window, right on the intersection of Water and Main Streets.

 

What makes it a Rhody Gem?

When taking in the windchimes hanging above, sea glass mosaics lining the walls, upcycled furniture, and every inch of the store filled with decoupage shells and repurposed beach debris, you might not guess that each uniquely nautical creation is handmade by one person. But owner Stephanie (Teppy) Figuerado not only crafted each piece – she also scavenged our Rhody shores for the materials that go into the collection. Mermaids, whales, lobsters, and sailboats are just a few of the seafaring motifs you can expect to find at Beach Barn, which opened in early March. “Two weeks later I was shutting my doors,” Figuerado recalls. “I remained positive and just kept making things.” Now, safe shopping is assured with a custom window shield at the counter and sanitizing stations, along with online shopping, to welcome in combers of beachy decor.

 

Beach Barn Art & Gifts17 Water Street, Warren • @beachbarnart

 

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