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    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?  

    Online Store: New Products Added!

    We love handmade. Especially really cool, locally handmade stuff. We've recently added to our online store, and have some new products we think you'll love!

    State Love

    MN Beer Cap Bottle Map | We also have Wisconsin! | Carver Junk Company | Handmade Home Decor | Craft Beer Display Wisconsin Keychain Bottle Opener 14 Gauge Metal | Made in Minnesota | MN | WI | Carver Junk Company City Bike Print | 11x14 | Minneapolis Skyline | Road Bike | MN | Screenprinted | Limited Edition | Brian Geihl |Dogfish Media  Loch Ness Art Prints | Paul Bunyan | Babe the Blue Ox | Minnesota Greeting Cards | Handmade
     Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Plush Set | Carver Junk Company | Handmade MN | Original Art | Brian Ness | Lochness Mpls    mngrown-4pack_10e3ab6d4f80371a0cf8a171c4c0c133  Minneapolis Art | Spoon and Cherry
     MN Alphabet State Print Red White Black  Barnwood Handpainted Home MN Sign | Minnesota  Minnesota Tree Screenprinted Art  MN Wall Mounted Bottle Opener | 14 Gauge Steel | Minnesota

    Smell-Good Stuff

    Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Tea Tree Face Bar Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Wake Me Up Bar Natural Soap | Handmade | Birch Tree Basics | St. Paul, MN | Lavender Rosemary Bar Natural Body Products | Handmade in Minnesota | Man Soap & Beard Oil Set | Father's Day

    Around the House

     DIY Terrarium in a Jar Kit | Made in MN | Unicorn Terrarium | Moss Terrarium  Antique Zinc Mason Jar Lid Coaster Set | Repurposed Coasters | Made in MN Photo Holder Wood Block | Handmade MN | Great for Recipes, Photos, Handwritten Notes Photo Holder Wood Block | Handmade MN | Great for Recipes, Photos, Handwritten Notes, Instagram Photos
     Custom Wine Rack | Metal and Wood | 8 bottle wine rack | Handmade MN  SHIT Art Print | Bathroom Wall Art | Handmade MN  SHIT Art Print | Bathroom Wall Art | Handmade MN  Custom Made-to-order Barnwood Sign | Home Arrows | Handmade in MN | Minnesota Signs | Handpainted
    Which new items are your favorites? What new handmade items would you like to see us carry in the future?

    MakeMN at Carver Junk Company - Photos & Next Workshop

    The inaugural session of our MakeMN workshop series kicked off last night, and we couldn't be more excited to share some photos with you! MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN Jen & Erica from The Vintage Studio led the session, teaching us how to make crepe paper roses and tissue paper peonies, and they all turned out beautifully! Check out the gorgeous place settings, packaging, and presentation these ladies put together: MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Place Settings MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Place Settings We started with tissue paper peonies...so pretty. MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Tissue Paper Peony | Flower Making 101 DSC_0111 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Tissue Paper Peony | Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Tissue Paper Peony | Flower Making 101Then we moved on to the crepe paper roses, which were a bit more difficult {floral tape is tough stuff to master!} but the roses turned out just as beautifully. And that COLOR! Hot pink! MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101 MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Crepe Paper Rose| Flower Making 101   Check out more photos by searching #makeMN on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter! Details on our next workshop at the bottom of the page. Our participants all took home a handmade swag bag full of locally-handmade goodies from our sponsors. Fun spring colors, things to wear, stare at, use, and share. Yummy snacks and friendly chit chat. Such a fun night! A huge thanks to our amazing sponsors: The Vintage Studio, Amy's Cupcake ShoppeBaubles & BobbiesNestPUREMinneBites, LochNess, Jules Impressions, Tulle and Wrench, PartyHappier http://www.amyscupcakeshoppe.com/ [caption id="attachment_1753" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products Baubles and Bobbies, Tulle and Wrench, Jules Impressions, PartyHappier, nestPURE, MinneBites, LochNessMpls[/caption] MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products [caption id="attachment_1764" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Handmade, Pinterest-inspired DIY Project Workshops in Minneapolis, MN | Swag Bag | Locally Made Products Tulle and Wrench (Etsy)[/caption] Join us for the next workshop in the MakeMN series:  Concrete Coasters & Succulent Planters. Sunday, June 7th, from 6-8:30 pm in Minneapolis! Register online. Our inspiration for the upcoming workshop {projects may vary slightly} Concrete Coasters & Planters |MakeMN at Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis Workshop Series | Minnesota DIY  

    Minneapolis Store Photos. It Looks Different. Again.

    A customer walked into the Minneapolis store this past weekend, and literally squealed as she turned the corner from the entryway. She was thrilled that it looked completely different than the last time she was in {turns out, that was last week.} It probably wouldn't be a surprise to those of you who have shopped at our Carver store - it looks different every single time we open the doors. It's impossible for it to look the same, when we turn over 75% of our inventory each weekend we're open. The Minneapolis store is open every week - so you may assume not much changes from week to week. But.......we actually bring in new pieces of furniture every day - and because our furniture is all vintage, antique, or handmade,  the pieces are all one-of-a-kind. When a piece leaves the store, and we replace it with something else new and cool {sometimes multiple times per day}, it means it looks completely different in here each weekend. Here are some of my favorite things from the Minneapolis store last weekend P.S. We're open every week, Thursday - Sunday. We have a fun make & take painting project happening on Thursday night - check it out on Facebook. The Carver store is open for a one-day sale this Saturday as well! Vintage Video Camera and Case | Boxwood Wreath | Vintage Antique Books for Decoration | Screenprinted Art | Stone Arch Bridge | Minneapolis | Carver Junk Company Vintage Repainted White Dresser | Hardware Update | Lacquer Spray Finish | Painted Furniture | Carver Junk Company Vintage Diner Style Dishes | Red and White | Diner | Carver Junk Company Repurposed Milk Glass Vase | Candy Dish | Wine Chiller Cooler | Wine Bottle Holder | Carver Junk Company Mason Jar Cocktail Shakers | Antique Jars | Repurposed Drink Dispensers | Carver Junk Company Antique Egg Incubator turned into a Table | Original Primitive | Carver Junk Company Painted Antique Buffet | Grey Gray | Distressed | $549 | Carver Junk CompanyDo you have a favorite from the bunch? Are you planning to stop in Thursday evening to learn about milk paint and make a cute Valentine's Day mason jar?  

    Eulalie's Sky Corner Table

    Eulalie's Sky is the Color of the Month {along with Linen} for Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, in May. So, of course, I just had to try it out {admittedly, for the first time}!  And, much like the piece I did in Luckett's Green last month, I am unexpectedly, crazy in love with it! First, Eulalie's Sky is named after the sky in a painting of a cow that hangs above Marian's {Miss Mustard Seed} buffet. The cow in the painting is named Eulalie, and her sky is this perfect pale blue color, with a slight hint of green. [caption id="attachment_426" align="aligncenter" width="665"] Eulalie's Sky Collage |Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint[/caption] I wanted to paint a small piece, to check the amount of coverage I could get from one of our new sample size jars. Each jar has about 3 Tbsp of milk paint powder. Seriously, how cute are these tester jars?!  {on a side note - can you see that the color sticker on the bag isn't quite true to color? And neither is the powdered paint? It comes together when it's mixed, though!} Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Eulalie's Sky | 1 quart and Tester jars |Carver Junk Company Here is the table I decided to paint. Chad picked it up from a thrift store, and I thought it would be about the perfect size for the 3 tbsp of paint in a tester-size jar. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2448"] Small Corner Table Before Milk Paint | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove.[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="2448"]Small Corner Table Before Milk Paint | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Small Corner Table Before Milk Paint | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove.[/caption] Here is Eulalie's Sky in powder form. It's a creamy color - not at all bluish/teal! But don't worry.... Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. As a reminder, you should plop the powder onto another surface, add your water, and then put the powder back in - the water should always go into the container first! Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. That's more like it!  This is 3 Tbsp of powder, and 3 Tbsp of water - a 1:1 ratio that's used for a general paint finish. Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Then, I added bonding agent. After mixing the powder into the water, I had about 1/2 jar full of paint. So I filled it the rest of the way with bonding agent. You saw how shiny that table was - if I didn't use bonding agent, I surely would have had a chippy mess {vs. a cute intentionally-chipped table} on my hands. Can you believe this all fits in that perfect little jar??  Oh, and yes - the Target bag is my very sophisticated way of spill-proofing while I'm painting in the dining room. Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Sample Size Jar | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. I finished her up, sanded with a 100-grit sandpaper in a circular motion to get that crazy-distressed look, added some antiquing wax to the detailed parts, and then finished the whole thing with clear furniture wax!  We didn't offer her up for sale until the store opened the following Saturday morning, and she was the FIRST THING out the door!  <3 Eulalie's Sky Milk Paint Corner Table | Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. We used to sell tester/sample size bags with 2 Tbsp of paint for $6 each. We decided we wanted to give everyone an opportunity to try out this paint, so changed over to the jars, with an extra Tbsp of paint, and they are only $4.99 each at the store! Stop in during our May 15-18 sale, and try a color you might not otherwise have tried!