Milk Paint Workshop: Paint Your Own Piece! Before & Afters

Sunday afternoon’s Paint Your Own Piece milk paint workshop was a blast! We turned the store into a workshop space for the afternoon, so we could hang out, shop, chat, and check out already-finished furniture while coats of paint were drying. Here are a few of the awesome before & afters:

Pinspiration: Weekend Project Ideas {Spring}

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It’s feeling like Spring around here! I’m cautiously optimistic; “March is the snowiest month of the year” keeps running through the back of my head. But….this weekend’s forecast is looking pretty amazing, so I’m inspired to start a few spring projects. Whether these actually get done {or even started} this weekend is another story….but let’s […]

Minneapolis Store Open This Weekend: March 14 – 16

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Our Minneapolis store, located in the lower level of 4049 Minnehaha Avenue, is open this weekend and full of awesome new {er, old} junk!  Hours are Friday – Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm each day. We bet you’re wondering what kinds of junk are in-store….so we came prepared. Check out the sneak peek […]

Loveseat Reupholstery Project, Part 1

We have too many couches {sofa, settees, upholstered furniture in general}. But I am addicted. I have the hardest time passing up amazing antique and vintage upholstered furniture, when I can see so much potential in the gorgeous lines of these old pieces. I’ve scooped up all the ones in perfect condition that fit my […]

The New Primitive: Milk Paint Dresser Makeover in Chippy Trophy

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I have always been in love with that primitive, hundred-years-old, covered-in-ten-layers-of-paint look. I mean, just imagine the stories those pieces could tell… Sometimes we’re lucky enough to find the true, original, primitive pieces. And sometimes, we create our own. This dresser was structurally in good shape, but was living out her life in a small-town […]

Dealer Spotlight: The Vintage Estate, and Owner Aimee

So you’re wondering how the heck we pull off finding & refinishing & making all those handmade items each month? We don’t do it alone, that’s for sure. We are so proud to have an amazing, incredible, talented team of people behind the Carver Junk Company brand. They each have a different style, personality, and strength that […]

Dealer Spotlight: White Butterfly Furniture, and Owner Kirsten

So you’re wondering how the heck we pull off finding & refinishing & making all those handmade items each month? We don’t do it alone, that’s for sure. We are so proud to have an amazing, incredible, talented team of people behind the Carver Junk Company brand. They each have a different style, personality, and strength that […]

DIY Wedding Decor: Sola Wood Flower Pomander Balls

{Update: we are thrilled to be featured on the WeddingBee boards!} Flowers are expensive. Ok, now I’ll tell you something you don’t know. Sola wood flowers are not expensive. I’ll tell you a few other things I’ve learned recently:  Sola wood flowers are actually made of wood from tapioca plants. It’s like a really thin version of […]

If only it were as easy as Flea Market Flip. A re-finishing rant.

A friend, and one of our dealers at Carver Junk, sent me this blog post a few weeks ago. It hit home, and I’ve been trying to think of a way to post it for our fans/followers/customers to see, without making it seem cranky. While noodling on how to do that, I’ve also been (completely […]