Shop Small: Who do you support, when you shop small?

Carver Junk Company - 4 Years Later

Shopping Small. It’s a movement these days. Back to our roots, supporting our neighbors, and buying locally-handmade items. It’s heartwarming, feel-good, and economical. But who exactly are you supporting, when you shop small? When you shop small with Carver Junk Company, you’re supporting Chad & Brandy, Allison, Aimee, Caitlin, Carol, Brian, Colette, Lee, Gabe, Erica, […]

Mad for Plaid: Fall Style Trends We Love!

20 Ideas for decorating with Plaid this Fall | Plaid Fad | Mad for Plaid | Tartan Decor | Pinterest | Carver Junk Company

Mad for Plaid. We’ve pulled together 20 of our favorite rooms featuring plaid decor. Spoiler alert, it’s not just for Christmas anymore. Plaid is perfect for Fall, transitions beautifully into cozy winter decor, and feels preppy & classy all year round! Furniture Upholstered in Plaid   Throws & Pillows for a Pop of Plaid Plaid […]

MakeMN String Art Workshop: What a LOVE-ly Evening!

MakeMN String Art Workshop | LOVE sign | Carver Junk Company | Workshop led by The Vintage Studio

If you haven’t yet been introduced to our MakeMN workshop series, you’re missing out! Read more about it here. Our most recent workshop, this past weekend, was String Art, Dinner & Drinks. When we originally planned this last MakeMN workshop, the only design we intended to offer was a stag – but last second, we […]

The One(s) That Got Away: Furniture I wish we’d kept.

The Dresser That Got Away | Carver Junk Company Painted Furniture | Custom Painting | Minneapolis, MN

When I got home last night, Chad showed me a photo of a dresser he painted yesterday. I immediately proclaimed we were keeping it. In fact, I couldn’t understand why it wasn’t already upstairs in our bedroom. And then he burst my bubble – the gorgeous giant won’t fit up our stairs, and around the corner…yep, it’s […]

Fall Decorating Pinspiration: Bring it On!

Herringbone Fleece Faux Fur Luxe Blanket | Carver Junk Company

Chad insists on having the air conditioner set at 68 degrees in our house. I’m currently in my pajamas, wrapped in a blanket, with my laptop actually on my lap for added warmth. It feels like winter in our living room, but I’m not quite ready to make that leap, so instead I’m surfing Pinterest […]

Milk Paint: Colors of the Month, and Upcoming Workshops!

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Color of the Month | Mora + Shutter Gray | Available at Carver Junk Company

  Every month, Miss Mustard Seed features two colors as Colors of the Month. September’s COTM are Shutter Gray and Mora. Say Hello to Shutter Gray Shutter Gray is one of Marian’s {Miss Mustard Seed} favorites.  It’s a French blue/gray that has a faded quality about it.  It’s named for a pair of old gray […]

MakeMN: Clock & Antler Recap, and Upcoming Workshops!

Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas

I can’t believe it’s been a month since our last MakeMN workshop. It was such a fun project, and the finished pieces were more amazing than we even anticipated! We’ve been busy around here at the MakeMN headquarters – coming up with new workshop ideas, planning out the rest of the year, and making plans […]

The Mason Jar Bar @ Carver Junk Company

Mason Jar Bar at Carver Junk Company

A few months ago, a nice lady stopped into the store while I was working, looking to sell some old mason jars she had in the trunk of her car. Normally, I don’t purchase items during store hours, because we’re usually too busy with customers. On this rainy day, however, I decided to take a peek […]

July Ladies’ Night + Upcoming August Events!

CARVER Junk Company | Michaela Rae Photography | Vintage Block Letters

Whew! It’s been a busy month! So busy, I forgot to fill you all in on the amazing Ladies’ Night we had in July {you know, for those of you who couldn’t make it…} First of all, we had some amazing vendors join us. Camp Cheesecake, which is the vintage camper-turned-food truck, came out with […]