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    Milk Paint Giveaway: European Colors Released!

    Miss Mustard Seed has released six new milk paint colors in her European milk paint line, and select retailers in the U.S. are also carrying them. Carver Junk Company will stock all six European colors. The shelf date {meaning, the date at which we're allowed to sell them to you} isn't until January 24th. But we're excited that we're able to give away a sample pack of each color before then. Pop on over to our Facebook page to enter - leave a comment telling us which of the six new colors is your favorite. We'll choose a random winner from the comments at Noon on Wednesday to receive all six colors in sample sizes! European Colors | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Mora, Schloss, Arabesque, Layla's Mint, Marzipan, Bergere | Available at Carver Junk Company

    Carver Junk Company MINNEAPOLIS!

    Remember when we told you we'd signed the lease on an AMAZING storefront in a FANTASTIC neighborhood in BEAUTIFUL Minneapolis? It was probably filled with way more exaggerated adjectives I just can't remember right now, but it turns out all of those things are really true! We've been looking for a space in Minneapolis for over a year. We knew it's where our second store was meant to be, and we've been holding out for the perfect location. "Holding out" turned into "waiting until we had more time" when we had a baby in July. We told everyone we knew that we'd probably wait until Spring or Summer 2015 to make the jump into Minneapolis. And if we've learned anything in the last few years, it's that we are often presented the best opportunities when we least expect them, and our success has come from recognizing and seizing those opportunities. So, here we are - with our second store at 4748 Chicago Ave S in Minneapolis. In a neighborhood we love, surrounded by businesses {and business owners} we love. AND WE ARE SO EXCITED! Have a look at the store before we opened last weekend: [caption id="attachment_1314" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Custom marquee light in the Carver Junk Company logo. Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Custom marquee light in the Carver Junk Company logo. Recycle. Repurpose. Relove.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1348" align="alignnone" width="819"]Carver Junk Company Minneapolis storefront at 4748 Chicago Ave S in Minneapolis, 55407. Carver Junk Company Minneapolis storefront at 4748 Chicago Ave S in Minneapolis, 55407.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1346" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Carver Junk Company Minneapolis storefront at 4748 Chicago Ave S in Minneapolis, 55407. Carver Junk Company Minneapolis storefront at 4748 Chicago Ave S in Minneapolis, 55407.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1349" align="alignnone" width="1024"]Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The space is long and narrow, with original hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a tin wall with a pocket barn door in the back. Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The space is long and narrow, with original hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a tin wall with a pocket barn door in the back.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1353" align="alignnone" width="680"]Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The space is long and narrow, with original hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a tin wall with a pocket barn door in the back. Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The space is long and narrow, with original hardwood floors, tin ceilings, and a tin wall with a pocket barn door in the back.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1327" align="alignnone" width="680"]Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The wood plank wall that runs down the left side of the store adds a great design element, as well as creates space to hang artwork, hand-painted signs, and wall decor. Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The wood plank wall that runs down the left side of the store adds a great design element, as well as creates space to hang artwork, hand-painted signs, and wall decor.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1326" align="alignnone" width="680"]Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The wood plank wall that runs down the left side of the store adds a great design element, as well as creates space to hang artwork, hand-painted signs, and wall decor. Carver Junk Company Minneapolis view inside the store. The wood plank wall that runs down the left side of the store adds a great design element, as well as creates space to hang artwork, hand-painted signs, and wall decor.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1325" align="alignnone" width="1024"]A handmade wood and metal console table pairs beautifully with a reupholstered vintage chair in grain sack-style fabric | Carver Junk Company A handmade wood and metal console table pairs beautifully with a reupholstered vintage chair in grain sack-style fabric.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1362" align="alignnone" width="680"]CJC Mpls New Store 55 Baby Delainey checks out the front window.[/caption] CJC Mpls New Store 18 CJC Mpls New Store 52   Here's a few more close shots of the furniture and handmade small items we carry: [caption id="attachment_1332" align="alignnone" width="680"]A beautifully-refinished medium-sized hutch in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Artissimo on the exterior, and Fusion Mineral Paint Champlain on the interior.   $549 A beautifully-refinished medium-sized hutch in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Artissimo on the exterior, and Fusion Mineral Paint Champlain on the interior. $549[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1335" align="alignnone" width="680"]A tall boy dresser with unique lines is painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint dried lavender with a hint of trophy grey, and outfitted with new knobs from Anthropologie. A tall boy dresser with unique lines is painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint dried lavender with a hint of trophy grey, and outfitted with new knobs from Anthropologie.[/caption] CJC Mpls New Store 23 CJC Mpls New Store 17 CJC Mpls New Store 11 CJC Mpls New Store 35 CJC Mpls New Store 32 CJC Mpls New Store 33 CJC Mpls New Store 34 CJC Mpls New Store 29 CJC Mpls New Store 28 CJC Mpls New Store 27 CJC Mpls New Store 47 CJC Mpls New Store 45 CJC Mpls New Store 43 CJC Mpls New Store 42 CJC Mpls New Store 41 CJC Mpls New Store 40 CJC Mpls New Store 39 CJC Mpls New Store 37 CJC Mpls New Store 36 CJC Mpls New Store 51   Thanks to everyone who came out to help us celebrate our Grand Opening this weekend! It was a warm welcome to Minneapolis, and we're looking forward to a great year in 2015. We'll be open every Thursday through Sunday, and because the items we carry are primarily one-of-a-kind, the store will look new and different each time you visit! And, of course, our Carver store will continue to be open with all of the same great junk you've come to expect, at least one weekend per month. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year, we hope to see you soon.

    Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Color of the Month: Mustard Seed Yellow

    If you follow Carver Junk Company on Facebook, you know that we offer 10% off the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint colors of the month. Lucky you, November has two colors of the month! If you follow Miss Mustard Seed anywhere online, you probably know that all of her paint colors have a story. While Mustard Seed Yellow and Curio may not have the most interesting stories behind their names, they are one of my favorite colors, and one of the most versatile colors of the paint line, respectively. Below are the details on MSY {Mustard Seed Yellow...we like abbreviations around here...}. I'll give Curio it's own post later this week {or realistically, maybe later this month.}

    Mustard Seed Yellow

    Named after the color of... {surprise} ...seeds from mustard plants. Yellow_Mustard_Seed Miss Mustard Seed {Marian} describes her Mustard Seed Yellow as a "warm, buttery yellow. It's bright without being too bold and it's a perfect 'happy yellow.'" mustard-seed-yellow-collage1 mustard-seed-yellow-sample-board I love the variety available within the MMS paint line, when using different top coats over the same color. The Golden Sycamore put together these awesome samples to show how MSY looks with each of the available top coats. Here are some of our favorite Mustard Seed Yellow projects {via Pinterest} [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Painted in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Mustard Seed Yellow, finished with Antiquing Wax. Love that pop of grey as an interior accent![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] This beauty really is a ray of summer sunshine! Love the mix of the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Mustard Seed Yellow with Linen accents![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] A kitchen makeover in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint Mustard Seed Yellow. Bold, but beautiful, and it just shows that this color doesn't need to be overwhelming![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] And, a small commode painted in MMSMP Mustard Seed Yellow, from our own Carver Junk Company. The top and long drawer left natural, with some modern dark pulls.[/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Not quite ready to jump in with a whole piece of furniture? How about some sunny yellow mason jars, painted and used as vases? MMSMP MSY and Ironstone![/caption] [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="375"] Just a pop of color under a beautifully refinished natural wood top. MMSMP Mustard Seed Yellow on the base of a gate leg table. Perfect![/caption] Stop on out this month and grab some Mustard Seed Yellow Milk Paint - it's 10% off! Need a little help on how to get started with Milk Paint? We have two Milk Paint Basics workshops coming up - we'll teach you the basics, give you the confidence to tackle your own projects, and you'll get 10% off ALL paint & supplies during the evening of the workshop {we supply everything you need to participate in the workshop - you get 10% off take-home supplies.} The Carver store is open Nov 12th from 6-8:00 pm, The 13-15th from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Sunday the 16th from Noon - 4:00 pm. We hope to see you!   P.S. we will be offering milk paint for sale online {yes, we'll ship it} by the end of the month! woohoo!

    Minneapolis-bound. Our second store opens in December!

    We've been looking for a permanent S. Mpls location for over a year now, and we recently found the perfect space. Picture a great storefront with big windows, rustic hardwood floors, and an original tin ceiling painted a clean white, with exposed duct work and modern gray and orange walls. New Minneapolis Store Location | Carver Junk Company | 48th & Chicago | Opening December 2015   New Minneapolis Store Location | Carver Junk Company | 48th & Chicago | Opening December 2015 Picture a neighborhood with amazing businesses, including Turtle Bread, Pumphouse Creamery, Sovereign Grounds Coffee Shop, Rue 48 Salon {Aveda}, a local tap room {Town Hall Tap}, Pepito's Mexican restaurant and a brand new Primp cheap-chic boutique - all just a couple of blocks north of Minnehaha Parkway in South Minneapolis. Sounds pretty amazing, right? It is. We're still in disbelief. The space is about the same size as the main room of our Carver store, and the vibe will be similar {think same great music, amazing repurposed furniture, and handmade decor}. And the even bigger news? We'll be open EVERY WEEKEND! Yep, you read that right. We plan to open Thursday - Sunday {hours still TBD} every week to start, and eventually we'll be open 7 days a week. Our Carver store will remain occasional, open one weekend {and the occasional surprise Saturday} each month, and will still be packed to the rafters with all the same amazing stuff. We'll carry different handmade product lines in each location, so you have an excuse to visit both stores! And, of course, since 95% of our furniture is one-of-a-kind, you'll always find different pieces at each location. We'll carry both the Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint and Fusion Mineral Paint lines at the Minneapolis store as well. Want to keep up to date with the Minneapolis store Grand Opening, as well as the exciting new products we'll carry there? Follow the Carver Junk Company Minneapolis store Facebook page by clicking here. See you soon, Minneapolis!

    This weekend's event, and Minneapolis store news!

    It's been a whole two weeks since our last sale {our special one-day-only event on May 3rd}! We are used to being open only one weekend per month, so we were surprised {and delighted} by the turnout for our Saturday event!  And, our dealers were so excited, they worked like CRAZY to stock up for this weekend - so you can be sure the store looks all new and fresh, and there are hundreds {maybe thousands} of things you've never seen before!  Hours & Details here. {P.S. We've got some Minneapolis store news, too - scroll past the pics for the scoop.} We've posted some of these on Facebook, but here's a quick snapshot of what we've got for you this Thursday through Sunday. And....we'll be restocking nightly to keep it full. Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove. Carver Junk Company | Recycle. Repurpose. Relove.   In other news, this weekend will be the last sale for Carver Junk Company Minneapolis at our current location. The collaboration with Junket: Tossed & Found has been a great learning experience, and a nice introduction to the Longfellow neighborhood of Minneapolis. As we evaluate our brand vision and future growth plans, it's become clear that we have different goals and missions in our business plans that, while individually successful, don't necessarily complement each other in a single store. CJC is on the search for a standalone store space in South Minneapolis - keep us in mind if your favorite neighborhood has a storefront available. We don't have any definite timelines {we're having a baby in 10 weeks!} but we are excited about the new possibilities, and additional product lines we'll be able to bring into our own future store in Minneapolis! A huge thanks to all of the support for the Minneapolis location - it was a successful 6 month experiment, and we can't WAIT to be back. Chad & Brandy