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    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 Walls {yes, really} & Floors

    Plaid Curtains

    Plaid Lighting

    Plaid Accessories

     

    Plaid in the Bedroom

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

    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?  

    Pinspiration: Paper Flower Decorating Ideas!

    We recently announced our new series of workshops - MakeMN™ which kicks off with Flower Making 101 on April 27th! In this first workshop, you'll make two oversized crepe paper and tissue paper flowers, and learn all the steps to create more of your own at home. We put together a collection of ideas for using paper flowers in wedding, baby shower, and nursery decor:
    12 ideas for decorating with paper flowers | Carver Junk Company blog | MakeMN
      [caption id="attachment_1689" align="aligncenter" width="599"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Baby Nursery Baby Girl Nursery, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via The Glitter Guide.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1690" align="aligncenter" width="651"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Baby Shower Decor Baby Shower table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Fawn Over Baby.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1691" align="aligncenter" width="700"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Backdrop Cake Table Wedding Reception Cake Table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1692" align="aligncenter" width="550"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Backdrop Photo backdrop perfect for a wedding or shower, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via The Wedding Chicks.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1693" align="aligncenter" width="300"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Centerpiece Dining Table Small tissue paper flowers as a dining table centerpiece, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1694" align="aligncenter" width="570"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Centerpiece Wedding Tree Wedding Reception Centerpiece, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Etsy.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1695" align="aligncenter" width="600"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Small Version in Vase Wedding Reception Centerpiece, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1696" align="aligncenter" width="400"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wall Wedding Reception Table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Style Me Pretty.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1697" align="aligncenter" width="550"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wedding Ceiling Wedding Reception Dance Floor Ceiling, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1698" align="aligncenter" width="700"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wedding Chair Decor Wedding Reception Chair, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via Pinterest.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1699" align="aligncenter" width="720"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wedding Wall Wedding Reception Table, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via The Perfect Palette.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1700" align="aligncenter" width="417"]MakeMN Paper Flower Decorating Idea Flower Wreath Grape Vine Wreath, decorated with tissue paper flowers, via PrettyPetals.typepad.com.[/caption]
     

    Introducing: MakeMN™ at Carver Junk Company Minneapolis!

    make
    verb
    1. form (something) by putting parts together or combining substances; construct; create.
    2. cause (something) to exist or come about; bring about.
    We're making stuff, Minnesota! And you're invited.
    MakeMN™ at Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis DIY Workshops |Craft Sessions | Make Your Own
    Carver Junk Company is excited to launch hands-on workshops at our Minneapolis location as a part of our MakeMN™ series!  The first installment in MakeMN™ is Flower Making 101!
    Following the First Annual Vintage & Handmade Wedding sale at our Carver store, we had a ton of requests from brides hoping to make their own decorations, with a little help & direction. Our natural choice then, for our first MakeMN™ workshop was a great, versatile spring and/or wedding decor session!
     Paper Rose | MakeMN Flower Making 101 | Spring DIY Project | Craft Workshop Minneapolis
    WHO: MakeMN™ Flower Making 101 would be a perfect workshop for a group - think bridal parties creating wedding decorations, baby showers making nursery decor, or a girls' evening combing spring crafts & BYOB(ottles of wine or beer).
    WHAT: Participants will make two gorgeous paper flowers using crepe and tissue paper. We provide all the supplies and instruction, and you take home a giant {10"} rose and {14"} peony, and the knowledge you need to create more if you're working on event decor!
    WHEN: We have open registration for our April 27th workshop, from 6-8pm - limited to 10 participants. If you'd like a private party, email MakeMN@carverjunkcompany.com to arrange a date!
    WHERE:  All regularly-scheduled MakeMN events will take place at our Minneapolis store: 4748 Chicago Ave S. Private parties can be held at the store, or message us about hosting at your location!

    Starting in April, we will have one fun, classy, crafty workshop scheduled every month! Watch the Events & Workshops page on our website for new workshop offerings.

    Curio: Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Color of the Month, Part 2 and Christmas Trees

    November is a lucky month; it gets TWO colors of the month, and they're both what I'd consider "staples" of the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint line. Earlier this month, I shared some of the "Pinspiration" images for Mustard Seed Yellow, the other November MMSMP COTM {sorry, the part of me that lives in the corporate world can't get away from using acronyms for everything!!} Curio wasn't among my first favorite colors of the line, because, well....it's just brown. I don't know many people whose favorite color is brown {no offense if you happen to love it}. And then, I realized just how VERSATILE it is! For example, did you know you can use it as a stain, in place of stinky, chemical stains? Think dark walnut, in a healthier variety! In fact, it's not just Curio you can use as a stain - you can use the stain technique with any color in the MMS Milk Paint line, but Curio just happens to be the most naturally-colored for stain. {Tip: Mix 3 parts water to 1 part powder, and voila - stain!} Curio Milk Paint as a stain | Source: Pinterest, Original Unknown | Found via Carver Junk Company Curio can, of course, be used as a brown paint as well, but we wanted to show you some amazing pieces using Curio as a stain! Here are some Pinspiration pics: [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Curio over a previously stained surface, with a hemp oil distress. Lovely![/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Click on this photo for a great before & after - the base is painted in Grain Sack, and the top sanded down and stained in Curio. Gorg![/caption]   [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="555"] Check out the depth of the Curio stain on this gorgeous buffet. Finished with Hemp Oil, it really deepens and enriches the color![/caption]   Curio isn't just great as a final color, either, it's fabulous to use as a first coat, followed by a thin coat of furniture wax, and then a coat of any color of milk paint for a pretty chippy finish with dark wood underneath! This is the technique we teach in all of our Basics workshops - so you get the opportunity to mix Milk Paint as a stain, and as a paint, as well as to use all of the top coat options! Only three more days to get 10% off of the November Colors of the Month. Can you believe it's almost December already? We're headed out tomorrow to get our Christmas tree - though we're still debating if it'll be real or fake. Chad votes fake {less work, less mess} and I vote real {it's CHRISTMAS, and vacuuming up pine needles smells good!}. Either way, we're looking forward to decorating it for Delainey's first Christmas! What's your vote? Real tree or fake?