The Man Behind the Furniture

Hey Guys!! For those of you who do not know, I would like to fill you in on how my wife and I decided to start our own furniture business.
This story starts about 16 or 17 years ago, depending on how old I really am.
My first official tax-paying job was in an upholstery shop where I was paid very little money to sweep the floors and deliver furniture.  From there, I continued to work after school and summers; eventually learning the arts of fabric replacement, custom furniture, and woodworking.  At this point in my life, I had little appreciation for the skill, nice furniture, or quality products.  I eventually upholstered enough chairs, couches, boats, cars, ottomans (ottomen??), and antiques of all shapes and sizes to know that I never wanted to see another stick of furniture again.  However, my brother, Sam (also skilled at upholstery), bought an industrial sewing machine and I told someone about my know-how. Little-by-little, I ended up recovering furniture throughout the years. One day my neighbor-girl (Ali) found out about my art, asked me to recover some chairs and a couch (I still haven't started on those chairs). She was smitten.  We married in June of 2012. And after talking about the possibility for a few years, we decided "Why not?" I already possessed the skill and tools necessary; She has the eye and taste of great design.  So for little or no cost, my beautiful wife and I are business owners.  Thanks to those of you who have already booked your chairs with us!! Some of the first official NormalTown Nest projects have settled back into their homes with a new look to last several years and there are more on the way!!

If you are looking for a price, an idea, or some decorating advice, please feel free to email us at normaltownnest@gmail.com with a description and pictures if applicable.  Thanks again!!

-Mark W Freeman


NormalTown Nest Just Got All Kinds of Official

Introducing NormalTown Nest, LLC

Mark and I have been overwhelmed by the response of our community and have decided to take NTN to the next level.  Today, March 1, 2014, we registered for our own LLC:)  This is an exciting opportunity for us and we are so appreciative of our friends and family for their encouragement to launch our own little business!

We are currently taking orders for custom upholstery.  You can get your own, personalized quote by emailing us at normaltownnest@gmail.com and we will get started right away:)

HUGE thank you to all of you who have already trusted us with your gorgeous pieces of furniture--we have loved working with you!!


10' Mid Century Beauty BEGGING for a Makeover!


Mark and I have completed the overhaul of our beautiful Mid Century Modern Sofa!! We opted for a clean, cream linen and dark wood stain--in our opinion, this couch spoke for itself and did not need any fancy fabric to be A-MA-ZING! It is listed for sale for $5,000. Please, contact us if you are interested:) We are happy to deliver anywhere in the Metro Atlanta area for a small fee.

Again the dimensions are:

106 inches long
32 inches deep16 1/2 inches seat height
28 inches back height

Enjoy the photos!

Are you looking for a GORGEOUS Mid Century Modern Sofa? Do you love giving beautiful, old pieces of furniture a new lease on life? Than you need to get in touch with me ASAP! This lovely lady is ready for a re-design!

Mark and I recently scored this AMAZING mid century modern sofa and are looking for the right client to consult with for fabric/restoration design. I tried to pick it up in my trusty little Tacoma, but alas, this lady is LOOOONG and I had to call in the big guns--Mark to the rescue!

I see this in a FABULOUS cream linen with a dark wood stain OR a graphic, bright print with a high gloss white paint finish. What's your vision?

The couch is in great shape and our restoration will include ALL necessary structural repair. We want YOU to pick your favorite wood finish and fabric to restore this glorious piece to it's original beauty.

We cannot wait to get started!

The dimensions of this beauty are as follows:
106 inches long
32 inches deep
16 1/2 inches seat height
28 inches back height

Let us know your thoughts!

<3 M & A



Mark and I are in full-swing planning and prepping mode!  Check out our NTN inspiration page here.  If you find anything out there that you think we should consider, please let us know!  Our first items up for sale will be a set of wing back occasional chairs AND a queen size headboard in this GORGEOUS blue linen fabric:

"Traveling Riverside Blues Four"
We have lots of inspiration (including Mark's own designs) but this is one of my favorites:
Gorgeous Inspiration


The Fabrics are Rolling in!

And We're Off! 

We have started sourcing fabric for our upcoming upholstery kickoff; take a look at these beauties and let us know if you have a project in mind! Wait until you see the headboards that Mark is putting together!
"Traveling Riverside Blues Two"
And here's "Moby Dick One"
We call her "Royal Orleans One"
"Traveling Riverside Blues Three"
And last, but not least, "Celebration Day One"

Welcome to NormalTown Nest

Here you will find a running list of all the goings on at Mark and my house in NormalTown...We will show you how we are configuring our space, DIY projects, and so much more!  Stay tuned for a little decor, some cooking and gardening inspiration, a few tips and tricks, and a whole lotta love!