ANOKA, MN 55303

Friday, September 28, 2012

Store Update, and a few items of note! We are open today and Sat., Sept. 28 & 29

Good Morning!  Just in case you're wondering about the streets in Anoka.  Well a lot of the work is done, traffic is flowing both east and west, we have sidewalks and a bench, and business is almost back to normal.  Here's a look at the new area out front of the store! 
Come on in!
 Some of the new items that have come in.


 A few items we're still working on.

Hope to see you soon!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A Vintage Makeover

What a glorious weekend.  The weather was fantastic!  And, we were able to work at the shop for two whole days.  Project after project.  We love the transformations and wanted to share a story of a vintage cabinet makeover.

A few weeks ago, a customer asked if we were interested in an old Hoosier-type cabinet that, although salvageable, was structurally in need of major work.  This piece had been in her family for a long time but now it was time to go. The cabinet was definitely in need of TLC.  There was no back on the bottom, the shelves were unstable, hardware was very dated, and generally it needed cleaning.  Much like a piece or two we seem to accumulate in the garage and forget about.

Tricia went to work on the cabinet.  She put on a new back, glued, rearranged the drawer and shelves, cleaned, and fixed the top shelf.  Then she transformed it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.  Primer Red for the base color and Chateau Grey over the top and distressed it.  It turned out absolutely darling!  It could set in a kitchen, serve as a craft center, adorable in a porch!  Come check it out.  We're open on Friday and Saturday, September 28 and 29.

Final step will be the new Hardware.
Hope to see you soon.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

September Market Update

There's a bit of a chill in the air and it's easy to feel that the weather is changing.  Time to focus on the inside of our homes for awhile.  Get that nesting thing going in anticipation the even cooler weather to come.

We've been doing lots of work on the inside - we are packed with new furniture and home comfort decor.  Wall items, great gift ideas, inspiration everywhere!  Please visit us this week in Anoka.  It's a great place to shop, work, play. 



Hope to see you soon.

Monday, September 10, 2012

A Few "Befores" and "Afters"

What a glorious morning!

After going through a few recent pictures of getting the shop ready, we thought we'd share a few before and after pictures. 

Buffet - nice long piece, but it needed a little sprucing up.

This piece is very unique - the paint was chipping off on the side - but it was redeemable.

You can see the can - it also got an Annie Sloan Makeover.
Very pretty, functional dresser (Drexel), but it needed a new clean look.

 Enjoy!  Hope to see you soon.