ANOKA, MN 55303

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Buffalo Bound

Welcome to our new Paddywac's Store
Four 1st Avenue N.E., Buffalo, MN 55313

We officially open the first Thursday in February, but we have our paint ordered, some furniture ready to move in, front desk is ready, and paint samples all painted and ready to display on the wall..  It will look a bit rough but we are hoping to open the doors on Saturday, January 4 for a "pre-opening". 
We will be offering CHALK PAINT® and paint supplies, Artisan Enhancement Products, including gilding wax and stencils, painted furniture, home decor and wall and gifts. And, most importantly, inspiration!

This new store will be evolving over the coming weeks.  We hope you join us along the way.

 Shared Entrance with the Marina

Formerly Kathie's Finds 

 Love the hardwood floors.

 Back of the Shop - lots of work yet - first, all the chairs need to be removed!
We'll be making a special section in this back area for WORKSHOPS.  

We are so excited to be part of Buffalo!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013


We have grown, evolved and changed since starting Paddywac’s over 5 years ago.  We’ve figured out who we are, what we want to offer and curated a store unlike any other.  We’ve stuck to what we believe is important - A commitment to our customers, quality, honesty and to our community.  Last December we were honored and thrilled to become part of the Annie Sloan Unfolded family and now offer CHALK PAINT® decorative paint at Paddywac’s. 

We don’t sit still for very long and we are excited to announce that Paddywac's is on the move and growing in BUFFALO.  Coming mid-January,  Paddywac's in Buffalo will offer the full line of CHALK PAINT® decorative paint by Annie Sloan, and workshops.  We will also offer Artisan Enhancements products, painted furniture, gifts and more.  
We hope you visit us in Buffalo.  We are excited and thrilled to be a part of this community as well. 

(We will be located right next to the Marina on lst St.)

Follow us on facebook for more information.  

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Better than the Lottery - it's CHALK PAINT®

A Special Gift from Annie Sloan Unfolded

Win $1500 in Annie Sloan products from Annie Sloan Unfolded by simply visiting your local Annie Sloan Stockist and taking a picture of yourself in front of their paint display.  Then upload your photo on the ASU Facebook page and follow the instructions.  The Contest starts Monday, November 25! Can you imagine having one quart of every color, every paint brush and more??  
Merry Christmas from Annie Sloan Unfolded to the Lucky winner of this huge giveaway! So Snap & Share!
For more information visit Annie Sloan Unfolded on Facebook.

Good Luck to Jerra and Sunday!  We will happily take your picture!

Friday, November 22, 2013


We want to share a fabulous kitchen project that was undertaken by one of our customers using CHALK PAINT®.  Michelle and her family were building a new home in Otsego and she wanted to use CHALK PAINT® on her new kitchen cupboards and several other items in her new home.  She visited the shop a couple of times purchasing sample pot sizes in several different colors of CHALK PAINT® to find the perfect color and ended up choosing Paris Grey.  

When the kitchen was ready for painting, she called ahead to make sure we had enough quarts on hand and made a trip to the store to purchase 12 quarts of Paris Grey.  As there are three small children in the family, she decided to use Annie Sloan Clear Matte Lacqueur as a finish on all the cupboards.  

We were a bit skeptical about so much of one color, but Michelle had a vision and when all the elements were put together, cupboards, counter tops flooring and other finishing materials, we think you will agree - it is STUNNING!  Great job, Michelle, and thank you for sharing these pictures with us so we can share your success story with others. 

 This project was quite an undertaking!  Some of the "during" pictures follow!

These pictures are awesome!  Well done!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hometown Holidays - November 14 - 17

Hometown Holidays
November 14 - 17

Holiday Season Greetings!

We've brought the Holidays into the store.  Lights are twinkling, greens are out, and holiday decorations are everywhere!  It's not too early to get into the spirit of a Hometown Holiday.  
We've added tons of new items as well, furniture, gifts, buffets, all perfect for the holidays.  Celebrate the season with us at Paddywac's and make your Holidays Hometown Holidays. 

We hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013


 Join us Friday and Saturday, November 1 and 2.  

This is a must attend Event!

We can't wait to see everyone!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lamp Transformation and a few pieces from a BRING A PIECE Class

We came across this lamp awhile back.  The bones were great but the style - not so much.  Working with Chalk Paint® and Artisan Enhancement products we transformed it from a shiny glass lamp into one that looks much like cement.  

The Before

The during - here the first coat of Fine Stone has been applied to the lamp.  Let throughly dry before going on to the next step which was Crackle Tex and then Old White Chalk Paint® using a pull off technique.

And, the After!  Several steps were used in this transformation, Chalk Paint® colors were Country Grey and Old White, Artisan Enhancement Fine Stone, Crackle Tex, final step was Soft Clear Wax then Soft Dark Wax.

It looks very much like stone!


Adorable Smoking Table and Magazine Rack Makeovers

French Linen Chalk Paint® on the Magazine Rack  and Chateau Grey on the Smoking Stand 
-  great use of Clear and Dark Soft Wax!

Thanks to our students for sharing their pieces with us!

The transformations that can take place using Chalk Paint® are amazing and all these products are available at Paddywac's.
Are you interested in learning these and other paint techniques, then join us for Chalk Paint® class at Paddywac's.  

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

October 2013 Market - 4th Weekend Market & November French Marketplace Event

Friday and Saturday
October 25 & 26 
Join us for our 4th Weekend Market at Paddywac's.  Lots of new items have come in and we're putting it all together, just for you. 
We have a fabulous selection of quality furniture, home decor and gifts. 

Join us for the 2nd Annual 
Event at Green Valley Garden Center
Friday and Saturday
November 1 & 2

We hope to see you soon.