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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    

    MakeMN: Clock & Antler Recap, and Upcoming Workshops!

    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 for 2016!  We've got the scoop for you on a few upcoming workshops - but first, a quick recap of our Clocks & Antlers class. One of our favorite parts of the workshops, aside from seeing the incredible finished projects, is presenting our workshop attendees with their swag bags. A fun surprise at the end of each class, we send you home with a bunch of beautiful, handmade items from some of our favorite local & national friends! Our sponsors for this month's MakeMN {check out their pages for more of their awesome work}: Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas   MN zipper pull: Relaine;   Necklace: Lydeen;   Screenprinted lunch bag: Scrappy Products; MN Nice Cookie: Something Sweet by Maddie Lu; Soy candle: Vintage Pyro. A huge thank you to our sponsors for giving our DIYers a fun, handmade surprise to take home! And.....drum roll, please...check out the workshop pics! First, our inspiration: Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas   Some action shots: 11783692_10207345745459797_904311835_o (1) Our workshop ladies with their finished projects. How cute is it that their clocks match their fashion style? Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas 11793842_10207345736779580_1350151431_o (1)11821438_10207345734179515_1181925614_o (1)   The next MakeMN workshop is scheduled for September 25th. It's an evening string art, dinner & drinks workshop, where you'll finish a wood background for your string art, and then choose either a stag head design (see some of the clocks above) or a LOVE sign to string in your choice of colors. You'll get to use our Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, and learn the art of stringing. We'll provide the entertainment {in the form of our really fun instructors from The Vintage Studio}, the food {a light dinner}, and the drinks. You bring a friend {make sure they register first}. We also have two Holiday Marquee MakeMN workshops scheduled - only one open spot remains! Lastly, we'll also have a December holiday gift workshop scheduled soon. Stay tuned!

    New Art Prints: Nursery, Fall, and Home Sweet Home

    We're pretty excited about these pretty new prints! And we're even more excited to finally have them in some styled shots, so you have a better idea of what they could look like framed and in your home.  We sell these in both store locations, and will be listing them online soon. In store, you can purchase these 11x14 prints unframed for $20 each, or framed for $56 each. Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | hayrides, pies, sweaters, pumpkin spice latte, apple cider, bonfires, leaves, fall Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Dream Big Little One Green | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Dream Big Little One Hot Pink | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | D is for Dog Puppy | Nursery Art | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist | Home Sweet Home Flowered Wreath Print | Carver Junk Company Autumn Definition Art Print | Minneapolis Wall Decor Wall Art | Made in MN | Minnesota Artist |I love you in the morning and in the afternoon, I love you in the evening, and underneath the moon| Nursery Art | Carver Junk CompanyWhich one is your favorite? Are there any specific quotes or styles you'd like us to bring in for future prints?  

    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?