WELCOME! We are The Industrial Cottage. My husband Quentin and I, and our 6 kids. Well, sort of 2 sets of 3! Three older ones, a big gap, then 3 younger ones. As you can see, from all the ages, genders, and races. We have our own special brand of crazy, and I LOVE it! Quentin and I have always been very entrepreneurial. We're both fearless, which is not always a good thing!

The Industrial Cottage was born in 2005 as a high end baby bedding manufacturer. I sewed my fingers off to get our products into retail stores across the country. Then in 2007 when the economy tanked and all the little specialty stores were going out of business, we made the hard choice to take a step back and regroup. We relocated to Virginia Beach to be near family and took a few years to get settled. During that time, we fostered and adopted 3 more kids! Insert a few crazy years there! Then we found Furniture! It is truly my passion. I love taking quality pieces, that just need a little love, updating and turning them into something beautiful that people will love all over again.

We are grateful to all of you for your love and support, and we're excited to see what the future holds. Thank you for following us on this journey!


OUR TEAM

MOLLY


THE BOSS

The creative genius behind it all! Her love & talent for furniture design collided with her entrepreneurial spirit to form what we know as The Industrial Cottage. What started as a hobby from their home is now a thriving brick & mortar store! When she's not running a business she's busy managing a household of 6 kids alongside her husband Quentin.

SARAH


THE VISIONARY

Sarah brings years of knowledge & experience having worked in High Point NC, the furniture capital of the world. With a degree in Interior Design, she specializes in the design & staging of the store's showroom space, while also managing marketing & branding for the store's online websites & social medias.

QUENTIN


THE MUSCEL

Molly's husband and right-hand-man. Quentin can be found balancing his time & workload of full time teaching at a local private school while also managing the business with his wife. He enjoys being at the store on the weekends & delivering finished pieces to their new homes!

ROD + CHRIS


THE SIDEKICKS

Molly's parents and the main supporters behind it all! Rod is a talented painter & repair man. He helps prep & paint many of the pieces coming through shop. Molly's mom, Chris, is the friendly face that'll greet you. She enjoys meeting new customers & helping them find the perfect piece. She is also mama to all the plant babies throughout the store, successfully keeping them all watered & alive!

SAM


THE PAINTER

Sam joined the "back of house" crew earlier this year helping with prep and paint work. She is also the talented painter & business women behind Swank Surroundings (one of our vendors).


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you paint a piece I already own?

Absolutely! Simply send us a picture of the piece & we'll get you a quote.

How long does it take to have a piece customized?

Our average processing time on custom orders is 4-8 weeks.

Can you come to my house and work on site?

Yes! We do custom carpentry on kitchens, bathrooms, cabinets, and built-ins. We also provide in-house design services. Please contact us for more information!

What's your return/exchange policy?

PAINTED OR CUSTOM ORDERS: We do not accept returns, exchanges, or cancelations. All sales are final. Shipping costs will vary & is nonrefundable. Please review product images & details carefully. You may request additional photos if needed. Feel free to ask any questions you may have before purchasing. If you have a problem with your order please contact us immediately.

 

VINTAGE & OTHER ITEMS: There is a 20% restocking fee on returned items. No exchanges. Shipping costs will vary & is nonrefundable. Return shipping must be paid by customer. Vintage items will show age & imperfections. Please review product images & details carefully. You may request additional photos if needed. Feel free to ask any questions you may have before purchasing. If you have a problem with your order please contact us immediately.
 

Can you repair furniture?

Yes. We can repair loose drawers, wobbly chair or table legs, broken doors, etc... Please contact us for a quote.

Do you ship?

Yes. We use uShip for our furniture pieces. And USPS for small items like paint & accessories.

 
**IMPORTANT NOTE**
We are not responsible for any shipping or in-transit damage

TESTIMONIALS

This is a great warehouse full of unique finds! Definitely worth strolling around to find the perfect piece for your home. She also refurbishes old pieces and her work looks awesome! I would also say the items I saw for sale were very fairly priced compared to what I've seen around the Norfolk area. (Genuinely surprised by the prices, not paid to say that haha)

Nick Whelton

Very cool place and a lot of awesome pieces if you're looking for genuine and unique furniture for your place.

Justin Michael

Always a Pleasant experience...I never leave empty handed...Today, Amber Mid Century Slung Vase from Viking glass New Martinsville...Love it ...Very Much a Warm Family Feel in this business.

Bob

THESE PEOPLE LOVE HELPING PEOPLE!! We have 6 outdoor rod iron chairs that were rusted and needed painting! The Tilmans, owners of the Industrial Cottage, do not specialize in rod iron, but helped us find a place locally that does!! They did all the footwork of locating and would not even accept the referral fee for finding for us!! AMAZING!! Thank you! Thank you!!

MaryLou Jennifer

The Industrial Cottage has tons of furniture that Molly can refinish. She can turn any piece into something new that matches your decor. I love all the unique pieces in the store.

Elizabeth Saint-Louis

This place is amazing and the owners are just wonderful! They go above and beyond. We have purchased furniture on several different occasions and are so pleased with the pieces. On the antique buffet we purchased I had mentioned that the drawers would slide down at and angle and didn’t have a stop to prevent them from being pulled all the way out. I didn’t mention it expecting them to fix it - it was just conversation about the piece and what I wanted to do to try and correct it. In my opinion they went above and beyond by fixing it before delivery. Also, the buffet had a hutch on top that we weren’t interested in and asked if they would sell the buffet alone. I was surprised when Molly said she could. ❤️ They truly care about pleasing their customers and about people in general. I will always shop there first whenever we are looking for furniture or decor for our home.

Jennifer Horgan

Molly and Quentin are the best. IC is inspired, beautiful, QUALITY furniture and it's wildly affordable for heirloom level case goods.

Elizabeth Davis

Amazing collection of vintage and antique furniture. Molly and Quentin are very talented at refurbishing and take great pride in their work. It's also a great place to buy paint and products for DIY refurbishing. They carry several quality paint lines and will help you to pick the best products for your project. Stop in, you won't be sorry!!

Sam Jarman

I just love this "little" Shop. I wish I had a house big enough to have e all if her pieces fill my house. Great craftsmanship, people and quality furniture and accessories. Don't miss out on your next amazing piece of furniture.

Angela Webber

Amazing store if your looking for unique furniture! Specialty items galore! Very friendly and helpful design tips. Purchases can also be custom painted. Loved it!!

Amy Flood

Lovely owners. Fun mix of furniture

Kristine Kennedy