ANOKA, MN 55303

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Visit us this Weekend - Friday and Saturday

Quick Reminder - Paddywac's is open this Friday and Saturday, 10-5PM.  Here is a quick peek at what's come in and waiting for you. 


We hope to see you this weekend!


Tuesday, February 12, 2013


Winter is slowly moving along. But we're not at Paddywac's. So many changes - so many new things - and I'm not just talking fabulous treasures here.
Bringing in CHALK PAINT by Annie Sloan has given us a fabulous new opportunity. Not only do we offer quality furniture, unique style, accessories and more, we now offer the tools and the knowledge to help you create your own wonderful treasures.
Not for everyone but we offer more at Paddywac's.
We offer excellent service, a warm welcome, fabulous prices and quality furniture, gifts, accessories and more. Come and be inspired!
By popular demand - our dealers and our customers - we've started
monthly themes and for February's it's French Cottage.  Also starting in March we will showcase a selected CHALK PAINT color highlighting it's unlimited possibilitiesMarch color of the month will be Antibes.
Here are just a few of this month's treasures - be sure to like us on Facebook  - lots more pictures there!



and next month's theme
Hints of Moroccan Style
See you soon!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Transform a Cabinet - Transform a Room

We love it when customers share!  Thank you Amy for sending us the pictures of your bathroom transformation.  We want to share with everyone you success story. 
Many people have asked us whether CHALK PAINT® decorative paint by Annie Sloan would be good for painting their cabinets, either kitchen or bathroom.  And of course we say absolutely.  It's a perfect choice.  It's easy, no messy sanding or priming.  Just grab your paint brush and paint.  Select the color you want or mix any of the colors together for a custom color. 

You may want to start with a class if you're a bit nervous to undertake a large project like cabinets.  We offer Saturday, evening and daytime classes.  You can register on line if you like.  Just click the link and go to the Workshops Only category and select the class that fits your schedule. 
The Final Project
 The Starting Point
 Paris Grey CHALK PAINT. 
The color was chosen to match the new tile backsplash, but Amy didn't want a too contemporary or cold look.  We think she did a fabulous job - new color on the cabinets, hardware, backsplash, new mirrors.  It looks beautiful and so updated.

This paint really can work magic (almost).
See you soon.

Friday, February 1, 2013


Updating a Dresser and matching Chest
A few weeks ago a local Anoka resident stopped by Paddywac's with a dresser and chest wanting to know if we were interested in purchasing it for the store.  He and his wife had used this set for most of their married life but now had purchased a new one.  Now, we do not normally obtain our items for the store this way, but we saw these beauties and heard the call for CHALK PAINT.  Yes, we were persuaded by CHALK PAINT decorative paint by Annie Sloan. 
We could hardly wait to get them painted.  And also not normal for us, we worked on them in the store instead of hauling them to the shop. 
We thought we'd share the process as sometimes people have said that they are afraid to start a project because it won't "turn out."  Well we say to that, just get your paint and paint brush and start painting, CHALK PAINT is not scary!
The before - good bones, but it needs an update.
 The varnish on these pieces was very shiny so we decided to go over it a bit with sandpaper.  Not hard, took about 5 minutes per piece.  We also filled the extra nail holes with wood filler and sanded.

First coat of Old White CHALK PAINT.
 We took the picture before the paint was dry - we had the camera ready!

Each piece was given two coats of Old White, then we distressed with 600 grit sandpaper, then applied the second coat of wax for the final finish.  Painting with CHALK PAINT is a process and when you're done, the finish is beautiful, durable and stunning.

The after - ready for a new home.  See you soon.