Featured Vendor: Cotton Seed Designs

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

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, […]

Milk Paint Colors are Retiring!

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All you Apron Strings and Dried Lavender fans, tune in….these pretty, fun colors are going into retirement. Miss Mustard Seed released a new color line last year, with six European-inspired colors {which we love, btw} and it’s time for a few of the original colors to say au revoir. Purchase online before they’re gone:      […]

Winner, Winner! Plus, a 10% off code for online purchases.

March Madness Milk Paint Contest | Carver Junk Company | Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Painted Furniture | Painted Mirror | Chippy Finish | Marzipan and Ironstone

Can you believe March is over, and it’s April already??  Our March Madness Milk Paint Contest was a ton of fun, and we had thousands of voters over the two weeks. We’re excited to do it again next year. On that note….we’re so excited to crown our very first March Madness Milk Paint WINNER: Brooke […]

Vote in Round Three: March Milk Paint Madness

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | All the Blue Colors in the Line | Flow Blue | French Enamel | Shutter Gray | Artissimo | Bergere

Round Two was a tight race!  You voted, we calculated, and the winners have moved on to Round Three. Now, a little disclaimer. Many of our customers & readers know we’re a small mom & pop shop run by a husband and wife team, and a handful of vendors. Sometimes, life happens, and the business […]

March Milk Paint Madness! And paint giveaway.

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March. Milk Paint. Madness!  The weather around here isn’t the only madness….we’re giving away $200 worth of milk paint in our March Madness bracket-style voting competition. Customers from around the country submitted their completed milk-painted projects, and we matched them up head-to-head for some friendly competition. With over 1,000 people voting in the first round, […]

MakeMN String Art Workshop: What a LOVE-ly Evening!

MakeMN String Art Workshop | LOVE sign | Carver Junk Company | Workshop led by The Vintage Studio

If you haven’t yet been introduced to our MakeMN workshop series, you’re missing out! Read more about it here. Our most recent workshop, this past weekend, was String Art, Dinner & Drinks. When we originally planned this last MakeMN workshop, the only design we intended to offer was a stag – but last second, we […]

Milk Paint: Colors of the Month, and Upcoming Workshops!

Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint | Color of the Month | Mora + Shutter Gray | Available at Carver Junk Company

  Every month, Miss Mustard Seed features two colors as Colors of the Month. September’s COTM are Shutter Gray and Mora. Say Hello to Shutter Gray Shutter Gray is one of Marian’s {Miss Mustard Seed} favorites.  It’s a French blue/gray that has a faded quality about it.  It’s named for a pair of old gray […]

MakeMN: Clock & Antler Recap, and Upcoming Workshops!

Modern Clock and Painted Antler DIY Workshop | Carver Junk Company | Minneapolis, MN | Craft Workshop | Ladies Night Ideas

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 […]

July Ladies’ Night + Upcoming August Events!

CARVER Junk Company | Michaela Rae Photography | Vintage Block Letters

Whew! It’s been a busy month! So busy, I forgot to fill you all in on the amazing Ladies’ Night we had in July {you know, for those of you who couldn’t make it…} First of all, we had some amazing vendors join us. Camp Cheesecake, which is the vintage camper-turned-food truck, came out with […]

Upcoming Events: July and August, 2015

Carver Junk Company August Occasional Sale Event | Carver, MN Vintage Furniture and Handmade Home Decor

We’ve got summer fun planned at both stores over the next couple of months. Click on each photo for more details about the event!