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Furnishings from A Christmas Story's Bumpus House Returned to 1940's Glory by Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture


CLEVELAND, Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- When the folks from A Christmas Story House decided to open the next-door neighbor's house for rental, they called Sheldon Myeroff of Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture (CVCF) to restore, repair, and recreate vintage 1940's-style furniture for the house located in the Tremont District of Cleveland, Ohio. A Christmas Story is an iconic movie from 1983, filmed in Cleveland, that has become a holiday classic.

It features Ralphie Parker's childhood home as well the next-door neighbor Bumpus home. Ralphie's house and A Christmas Story House Museum across the street were opened to the public in 2006. When the Bumpus home was bought in 2016 for overnight rental, it needed quite a bit of renovation, including selecting and restoring the period piece furnishings.

Jennifer Hoffine, Bumpus House project manager, said, "We searched the internet and were thrilled to find Sheldon's custom furniture company right here in Cleveland. They were great to work with, delivered the project on budget and on schedule and it looked better than we could have ever imagined."

The furniture was broken, distressed, scratched, with bumps and grinds and peeling stain and paint. It took long hours of furniture refinishing, repairing and restoration for CVCF to bring the pieces back to their original glory. Furnishings included 40's-style beds, doors, tables, armoires, side tables – even the kitchen sink which they repurposed from pieces/parts. CVCF worked on the project from July to September 2018 in order to have it ready for the home's October opening.

"We loved the project," said Myeroff, CVCF owner and furniture maker. "We already were fans of the movie because of the Cleveland connection and we were honored to participate in making it perfect for visitors."

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About Chagrin Valley Custom Furniture

CVCF is a designer and builder of authentic handcrafted custom furniture. Founded by Sheldon Myeroff in 2014, CVCF moved into a large showroom/store/woodworking facility in Warrensville Heights in 2018. The shop employs six veteran woodworkers who bring their passion and joy to every original project. Myeroff is a native Clevelander who founded Direct Recruiters, Inc., selling the successful company in 2017 in order to pursue his dream as a furniture maker.  

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