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


OWNER

(aka 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.

QUENTIN


WORKROOM MANAGER

Molly's husband and right-hand-man. Quentin can be found managing the back workroom & furniture production. He's also the friendly face you'll see delivering your beautiful new furniture piece to your door! When he's not in the workroom, he enjoys being out on the showroom floor meeting & chatting with customers (and don't be surprised if he offers to fix you a cup of coffee!).

SARAH


CHIEF CREATIVE DIRECTOR

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 oversees our design projects and specializes in the design & staging of the store's showroom space, buying & purchasing new inventory for the floor, and also managing marketing & branding for the store's online websites & social medias.

ROD


PAINTER

Molly's dad is a talented painter & repair man. He helps prep & hand paint many of the pieces coming through the workroom. He's also our go-to for applying hardware to pieces, as his precise and steady hand get's them perfect every time! When he's not in the workroom he can be found shopping for unique vintage & antique finds for the store with his wife, Chris.

CHRIS


SHOP MAMA

Molly's mom is the friendly face that'll greet you when you come in the door. 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 alive & watered for us!

MARIN


ASSOCIATE CREATIVE DIRECTOR

Passionate about design, Marin believes that spaces should feel welcoming, inviting and full of stories. She has a business degree and a background in real estate, home staging and interiors. She assists with the creative direction for the store, like floor styling and management. As well as planning and coordinating design projects & inspiration boards.

LANE


SALES ASSISTANT

 


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can you paint a piece I already own?

We are not taking outside custom orders or commissions at this time. But please check back in with us at a later date!

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?

ALL PAINTED FURNITURE IS NON-RETURNABLE. We do not accept returns or exchanges on painted goods off our floor. All sales are final. Please review product images & details carefully if purchasing online. 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, contact us immediately. If purchasing in store, please inspect & review the product carefully and ask any questions you may have before purchasing. If you choose not to have your item(s) delivered, any damages that may incur outside our doors or while loading are solely your responsibility, and not that of The Industrial Cottage. Shipping & Delivery costs will vary & are nonrefundable.

NEW & VINTAGE ITEMS OR UNOPENED PAINT PRODUCTS are returnable or exchangeable within 14 days of purchase date. Shipping costs are nonrefundable and return shipping must be paid by customer. Vintage items will show age & imperfections. Please review product images & details carefully if purchasing online. 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, contact us immediately. If purchasing in store, please inspect & review the product carefully and ask any questions you may have before purchasing. If you choose not to have your item(s) delivered, any damages that may incur outside our doors or while loading are solely your responsibility, and not that of The Industrial Cottage. Shipping & Delivery costs will vary & are nonrefundable.

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

If I could give this shop more than 5 stars, I would! Molly was extremely helpful and kept me updated throughout the entire process. The piece is beautiful & will be kept for many years to come. Will definitely shop here again!

bctalb

The owners and employees are super friendly and very welcoming. The shop looks amazing with all of the decoration, home good items, and painted furniture pieces! I highly recommend going in to shop there and talk with their design consultants.

Nich Glass

Charming, low key shop full of visual delights and potentials. Eclectic mix of antique and modern painted furniture as well as repairs on site. Genuinely lovely and talented couple worth meeting. A must visit for locals and visitors.

Karen McKee

Wow, so much to see and love! This shop is so well decorated and laid out and at 5,000 sq feet is a lot to take in. The owners have a great mix of textiles and pieces for your home as well as vintage, unfinished furniture just waiting for you to pick a finish. So happy I found this shop, I will be back many, many times!

Susan Sease

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

Good price for an authentic vintage dresser and Molly was prompt in answering questions and helped to facilitate delivery up to my 3rd floor apartment.

Kathy Konkle

The sideboard was a perfect match for my wife’s Ethan Allen dining room table. It arrived on time and was beautifully crated. David from UPS freight delivered it in his personal pickup truck and refused a tip.

Mark

The sideboard was a perfect match A dream of a store! Norfolk is lucky to have this inspiration.

Kristen Eriksen

Rooms full of the most carefully curated vintage goods you could hope for. I never walk out empty handed and I always manage to find what I’m looking for.

Dee Hall

This store is so amazing. I have only been able to shop online so far, but I found just the right decor pieces to finish my downstairs bath remodel. My order processed promptly and arrived to my house 2 days later. I highly recommend this unique treasure for wonderful options for making your house feel like home!

Traci P.

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

Molly was wonderful to work with! She was very responsive and the quality of her work is superb!

Courtney Pilka

This was even better than the pictures! Thank you Molly. I love it. I’ll definitely buy again!

Ruth

I visited today looking for mirrors for my daughter’s apartment. We found so many great options and the staff was so helpful in helping us make a decision. Such beautiful things for your home in a really cool setting!

Stacey O'Conner

Nice place with a lot of one of a kind eclectic furniture and home decor pieces

Colleen Holmes

Very nice selection and really helpful staff!

Salman Zaidi

Marin was great at helping me find 2 really nice “Thomasville” mirrors. Excellent service and a great deal, and to mention a wide variety of nice and unique items for your decor!

Daniel Steele

Cant believe I have never been here. The staff was very friendly. They have great pieces and their prices are good

Heidi Romogosa