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    Chaska Junk Company

    ....just kidding! We aren't changing our name, but our new store did open in downtown Chaska today, and we couldn't be more excited! When we've opened previous locations, we've sort of just opened the doors, painted a couple of walls, and moved in. But we've learned a ton over the last 4 years, about what works and doesn't for displays, for checking out, and for storage and organization. So much thought went into this new location, and we're really proud of how it all came together! It's all our Pinterest dreams come true, in our own little store. Carver Junk Company Chaska | Retail Storefront | Retail Signage MN | Sign Minds | Chaska, MN Those of you who have shopped during our craziest events know that the checkout counter was always a bit [ok, ok....a lot] of a bottleneck at the Carver store. We always had multiple people running the checkout, but usually they were ringing people up on their phones, extra ipads, etc. You'll be happy to hear that the new Chaska store has two full, permanent checkout stations, so we can get you through the lines even faster [which means more time to actually shop, right?] Carver Junk Company Chaska | Retail Checkout | Retail Lighting | Minnesota | Retail Display | Cash Wrap   Beyond that, we've created spaces for all of the apparel and accessories that used to be staged & stacked wherever we had space. Our building is the old Carver County State Bank, and our bigger selection of apparel & accessories is in the old vault! It's such a fun space, and has already been a huge hit this weekend. We're excited to continue bringing in fun new items throughout the year. N-Chesnut-St-Retail_019 N-Chesnut-St-Retail_020 Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | The Vault | Apparel and Accessories | Clothing Racks | Clothing Display Ideas | Bath & Body   The bulk of the store is made of three rooms that are staged with our typical furniture and accessories. We've added some handcrafted metal & wood shelving to the main room to hold more of our handmade & vintage-inspired items, leaving more space on the furniture to showcase ideas on how to set them up & accessorize them like you would in an actual home. Our vendors have outdone themselves with staging, styling, and the incredible furniture and decor items they've brought in for this event: Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor Carver Junk Company's Chaska Occasional Store | Chaska, MN | Small Town MN Shopping | Local Minnesota Makers Shopping | Vintage Furniture and Decor You can see the shiplap wall that Chad added behind the checkout [which was no small feat with the steel studs, uneven walls, and crazy floors in this place]. "Let's put up some shiplap, it'll be quick." Famous last words, my friends....choosing the paint color for that wall took just about as long. The final space in the new store is the dedicated DIY workshop, where we'll be able to hold more painting & crafting classes. We already have a full schedule up for June, and we're excited not only to be doing more of our own classes, but to be partnering with other small, local businesses to offer workshops. Knot & Ivy are doing two macrame workshops on June 18th! Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint Carver Junk Company's New Chaska Location | DIY Workshops | Pinterest-Inspired Workshop Space | DIY Classes in the SW Metro Minneapolis | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | General Finishes Chalk and Milk Paint   One of our vendors saw the space for the first time last week, and asked me "Is this like a dream come true?" I almost burst out crying. I realized we had been running so hard, for so long with all of our recent events, and trying to get the space ready, that we hadn't stepped back to actually take note of the fact that this store is our dream come true. What a great reminder to slow down a bit, and enjoy all of this. So this weekend, we're taking it all in - we've spent each day in the store ourselves [which doesn't happen as much as we'd like, with the business to run, and furniture to paint]. We're chatting with our loyal customers, and getting to know all of the new people coming through the door. We're sitting back and reminding ourselves how incredibly lucky we are to have such incredible, hard-working, dedicated and talented vendors that fill this beautiful space with all the things we love. We think [and hope] you all will love this new space as much as we do. We'll continue to be open occasionally [one full weekend each month], with special pop-up events most months, as well as workshops throughout each month. You can always find our schedule online, under Visit the Stores. We hope to see you soon! Chad, Brandy & the CJC team    

    Featured Vendor: Cotton Seed Designs

    If you stopped out at the Carver store for our Occasional Weekend Event in June, you probably noticed the great vignette behind the checkout counter. It was created by Gabe from Cotton Seed Designs, to showcase a bit of her style! The {shoppable} display included chippy old windows, copper and brass accents, pineapples, wood and metal textures, and a green, white, and dusty pink color scheme. <3 We've told you a bit about Gabe before, in our previous Vendor Spotlight series, but wanted to share a few recent projects she's brought into the stores. Her items can be found at both CJC locations. Some of these are still available - call or message us on Facebook for details. Go ahead and Pin them, if you need some furniture inspiration! Mid Century Buffet with Chevron Wood Veneer and Painted with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Slate Gray | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company | Painted Buffet | MidMod Mid Century Buffet with Chevron Wood Veneer and Painted with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Slate Gray | Interior Painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company | Painted Buffet | MidMod Mid Century Buffet with Chevron Wood Veneer and Painted with General Finishes Chalk Style Paint in Slate Gray | Interior Painted with General Finishes Antique White Milk Paint | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company | Painted Buffet | MidMod | Lined Drawers Custom Re-Upholstered Vintage Chair in Mustard Yellow with a graphic gray and white fabric on the outside | Cotton Seed Designs at Carver Junk Company Custom Re-Upholstered Vintage Chair in Mustard Yellow with a graphic gray and white fabric on the outside | Cotton Seed Designs at Carver Junk Company Antique Desk Painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Boxwood by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company | Carver, MN and Minneapolis, MN | Locally handpainted furniture Antique Desk Painted with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Boxwood Green by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company | Carver, MN and Minneapolis, MN | Locally handpainted furniture Antique Desk Painted green with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint in Boxwood by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company | Carver, MN and Minneapolis, MN | Locally handpainted furniture Mid Century Modern Vintage Dresser in Two-Tone with White frame and natural wood, refinished drawers. By Cotton Seed Design for Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Furniture Refinishing Mid Century Modern Vintage Dresser in Two-Tone with White frame and natural wood, refinished drawers. By Cotton Seed Design for Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Furniture Refinishing Mid Century Modern Vintage Dresser in Two-Tone with White frame and natural wood, refinished drawers. By Cotton Seed Design for Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Furniture Refinishing Custom Re-Upholstered Vintage Sofa in a Dark Gray Tweed Style Fabric with Button Tufting | Cotton Seed Design for Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Upholstered Furniture & Home Decor Custom Re-Upholstered Vintage Sofa in a Dark Gray Tweed Style Fabric with Button Tufting | Cotton Seed Design for Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Upholstered Furniture & Home Decor Antique, Primitive Dresser Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Mustard Seed Yellow by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company | Minnesota Refinished Furniture and Handmade Home Decor Repurposed Radio Cabinet Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Eulalie's Sky, with refinished doors and new hardware | Antique Bar | Storage Cabinet | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Custom Mixed Milk Paint Color on an Antique Dresser with Glove or Jewelry Boxes, finished with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Antiquing Wax | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Custom Mixed Milk Paint Color on an Antique Hutch, finished with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Antiquing Wax | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Custom Re-Upholstered Vintage Sofa in a sweet light blue Fabric with Button Tufting | Cotton Seed Design for Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Upholstered Furniture & Home Decor Custom-Built, Handcrafted Steel Frame Ottoman Coffee Table, upholstered in an antique, WWII Australian Army Blanket | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Custom-Built, Handcrafted Steel Frame Ottoman Coffee Table, upholstered in an antique, WWII Australian Army Blanket | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Mid Century Modern Vintage Dresser in Two-Tone with White frame and natural wood, refinished drawers. By Cotton Seed Design for Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Furniture Refinishing 12402082_804285113050322_3355122790356628615_o Antique Dresser and Mirror painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Apron Strings (discontinued) Coral color by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Buffet with updated bone knob hardware, by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Reupholstered Chair in linen and a vintage wool blanket in varied stripes | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Reupholstered Chair in linen and a vintage wool blanket in varied stripes | Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Cabinet with Modern hair pin legs and side table, Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint color Mustard Seed Yellow | Carver Junk Company | Cotton Seed Designs Antique Kidney-Shaped Desk, painted with natural wood top, and beautiful staging! Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Buffet with updated bone knob hardware, by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Buffet with updated bone knob hardware, by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Buffet with updated bone knob hardware, by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Buffet with updated bone knob hardware, by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company Antique Buffet with updated bone knob hardware, by Cotton Seed Designs for Carver Junk Company

    CJC@HOME: Every Last Detail.

    Last week, we shared some photos from our CJC@HOME event. We styled & staged an entire new construction home with Carver Junk Company inventory, and then opened the doors to our customers for a one-day sale. Everything in the home was available for purchase, and we had the garage and trailers stocked with additional inventory to replenish the home throughout the day. [gallery ids="2535,2528,2531"] In addition to the whole-room photos of the house, our photographer {Liz Ramos, Twin City Visions} captured every last detail we brought into the home. 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    Milk Paint Colors of the Month: Luckett's Green & Dried Lavender

    Every month, Miss Mustard Seed features Colors of the Month {it used to be Color, but now with the European line, there are 24 colors, so each month gets two.} While these two are the least likely to make an appearance in our home, they {like every color in the line} coordinate beautifully with the other 22 colors, and are absolutely stunning on the right pieces & in the right homes! They are both also excellent colors to mix with others, creating some brilliant custom colors. Check out the collages below for inspiration, and head on over to our online shop {or either of our stores in the Minneapolis area} to pickup some paint for your own projects! Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Luckett's Green Color | Furniture Paint Projects | Milk Paint Collage | CarverJunkCompany.com1. Luckett's Green & French Enamel mixed for a custom color, by All Dolled Up. 2. Luckett's Green in a wash and chippy finish on a coffee table, by Carver Junk Company. 3. Luckett's Green on a two-tone empire-style buffet, by Dust and All Vintage. 4. Luckett's Green chippy perfection dresser, by All Things New Designs. 5. Luckett's Green on a primitive hutch, by My Urban Retreat. Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Dried Lavender Color | Furniture Paint Projects | Milk Paint Collage | CarverJunkCompany.com1. Dried Lavender with Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint wax and hemp oil top coats, by Golden Sycamore. 2. Dried Lavender nightstands made from an old desk, with MMSMP Antiquing Wax, by Fab Rehab. 3. Dried Lavender end table, by Golden Sycamore. 4. A repurposed dresser in Dried Lavender as a bathroom vanity, by Dear Emmeline. 5. A vanity/desk in a mixture of Dried Lavender and Trophy, by Fab Rehab. 5. Milk Paint powder by Miss Mustard Seed.  

    Which colors in the Miss Mustard Seed line are your favorites?

    2014 in Review. And What's Happening in 2015!

    2014 was our second full year in business. We've officially been open for 2.5 years! Some days it feels like a lifetime, and I can hardly remember the early months. Other days, it feels like just yesterday that we opened, and I'm in shock at how quickly we've grown! 2014 was such a fun year for us, with two new locations (our Carver store moved to a new building + the new store in Minneapolis), new furniture & handmade vendors on board, and a lot of furniture moving in and out of our doors! We thought it would be fun to share with you some numbers from this past year. Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Chalkboards Sold | Handmade Handpainted Chalk Boards Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Frames Sold | Handmade Handpainted Picture Frames Gallery Wall Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture | Painted Hutch Buffet | Repainted | Milk Paint | Chalk Paint | Lacquer Spray   Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture | Painted Dresser| Repainted | Milk Paint | Chalk Paint | Lacquer Spray Carver Junk Company | 2014 Year in Review | Furniture |Handmade Tables | Harvest Table | Side Tables | End Table | Painted Repainted | Chalk Paint | Milk Paint   In total, Carver Junk Company re-homed nearly 11,000 {ELEVEN THOUSAND} items in 2014. That includes our vintage, antique, repainted, and handmade items. We are so proud of the impact we're having on the local communities, both because of the amount of furniture and decor we are able to recycle, and the number of local handmade artists we are able to support. We are proud that you choose to shop with us, to purchase and fill your homes with authentic items with character and history. THANK YOU for an amazing year in 2014! Looking forward to 2015 We are actively expanding our handmade inventory. We have brought in handfuls of new artists and vendors in the last couple of months, and anticipate adding more as the year goes on, to ensure we continue to bring you unique, one-of-a-kind items! We are planning more events, workshops, and fun activities than ever in 2015! In 2014, we held over 20 paint workshops, and taught hundreds of DIYers the basics of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint. In 2015, we anticipate hosting nearly 1,000 paint workshop participants! We are planning more collaborations with other local businesses. We're currently discussing hosting monthly ladies' nights, beer and wine tastings , and we have some fabulous themed sales coming up (think wine & pub-themed sales, and a weekend full of wedding decor). We are working with local charities to increase our positive community impact, starting with a Puppy Kissing Booth in Minneapolis for Valentine's Day with donations benefiting Minnesota Pit Bull Rescue. We aren't wishing away the year - we're so excited about what it will bring - but we also can't wait to share with you a 2015 year in review twelve months from now! What do you hope to see from Carver Junk Company in 2015? Do you know local artists that would be a great fit in our stores? A local business that would be an amazing partner for us? A charity that could benefit from the work we do? Send us an email at info@carverjunkcompany.com!