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Thursday, December 18, 2014

holiday hours

only a few more days before christmas! here's adourns holiday hours, so you can pop in and get that last minute gift!

today: open till 6
friday 12/19: 11-6
saturday 12/20: 11-5

closed 12/21-1/1

back open for the NEW YEAR on friday 1/2!!

Friday, December 12, 2014

reclaimed wood dining table

just got a new dining table in the shop today! my dad actually built this one...and i asked him if he knew where the wood came from. its always nice to have a little story with a piece of furniture i make or sell here! he said that it came from his family farm, the maynard johnson farm. he thought that jack mulholland cut the trees down on grandpas land and milled them. he's saved the wood for more than 15 years...waiting to find a project to make out of it! so, needless to say, this table is sort of special to me....i love that it was built with the wood that grew on the land, that my grandpa johnson farmed!

i love the dark, warm stain color and the contrasting lighter wood pieces....with the metal accents! this would look amazing in any interior!

77w x 40d x 31h

Thursday, December 04, 2014


take a look at this beauty! lovely antique dresser with a hanky drawer....painted in my most favorite color of the moment....artissimo. a deep dark navy MMS milk paint. she's for sale at the shop!

holiday open house!

the time is finally here for our open house! shared by adourn and candid joy photography!

the shop is all decorated for the holiday's!

and there are lots of gift items!

Thursday, November 06, 2014

powder room

we've been SO busy trying the get the rest of the main level finished before winter! and this past week, we were able to start moving some things in! i still can't believe we have a WHOLE house to live in now...its been 13 months since we started. so it's bee so long awaited. i'll start off with a little 'before & after' of the powder room on the main level. all the walls are painted and floors are finished...but we still have the 'puzzle' of putting the trim back up. that'll take a while. but it's getting there AND it's livable now!

here's the 'before' of the half bath. love the slanted ceiling...its located under the main stairwell going upstairs. we decided to change a few things...the pedestal sink was miniature...almost too small for normal use and we also moved it over a little bit, so it wasn't so close to the toilet.

i wanted to do some built-ins in the space under the staircase...but we haven't had time...that'll be a winter project or something for next year. i found the perfect size dresser to put in there for now. i decided on sconces in there, instead of an overhead light. the boxes were cut in before we decided what we wanted, and in hindsight....i may have done something a little bit differently. with the slope of the ceiling, the sconces hang pretty low..but i still like them. the floors in there are the 5" wide pine planking. LOVE THEM! i actually with the entire house was the planking. its so gorgeous. we had all the floors sanded and refinished and they turned out better than i ever imagined.

we went to an architectural salvage place in north mpls to look for some things for the house, a few months back. i found this really cool old pedestal sink. the enamel is in pretty good needs a good cleaning, but otherwise is okay. and its such a better size than the mini one that was in there. i went with a darker color for the powder room walls, for a little bit of drama. its called grenada villa, by benjamin moore.

i had found these really cool pulley's about a year ago and hadn't done anything with them we decided to make those our sconces. i found a metal back plate and we drilled holes through it for the wire and the hook that holds the pulley. i ordered some vintage looking twisted wire and brass sockets for the light itself and then some silvered light bulbs. i really do like how they turned out!

and here's a shot of the dresser i did, that fits perfectly in the space!

once the trim is up and painted, its going to be finished and it'll look great! can't wait! i don't think i'll EVER be finished painting....

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

milk paint demo

this saturday, 10/25, i'll be doing a milk paint 11:30!! if you've wondered what milk paint was, or how to use it, this is a great place to start. i'll be showing you how to mix the paint, apply it to a piece, distress and finish it. i'll go over all of the products that are offered in the line, and how/when to use them.

i'll also be offering workshops again this fall/winter!! there will be a few different ones, but on the same premise of bringing a piece in with you and we'll go over some techniques on how to paint it and finish it!

for the demo on saturday, it'll be really informal...just show up and i'll start the demo around 11:30. i'll also be offering a 15% discount on any milk paint or products in the line that day!! so a perfect time to think about a project you've been wanting to do, and pick out your favorite color and go for it!

see you saturday!!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

upcoming events at adourn

there are lots of fun events coming up at the shop! keep an eye out and there will be more details as they come up...


its going to be adourns 2 year birthday on november 1st!! which so happens to be a we'll be having a 'sip-n-shop' that day with spirits and yummy treats! AND possibly a lil' sale :)


then on the 29th of november, which is also SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY...adourn is hosting a 'pop up shop' for artist courtney bergey! some of you may have met courtney already...she works at the shop once in a while! she's an amazing artist and will be showing a variety of her handmade wares, including, jewelry dishes, ceramic bead necklaces, and vessels with succulents and air plants! take a look at her site....courtney bergey!


and our yearly holiday open house with candid joy photography, will be on saturday december 6th! LOTS of fun things planned for that day, and we'll fill you in more once we get closer to the date!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

the big announcement...!

its FINALLY here!!!! im super excited to announce that adourn is now a retailer for miss mustard seed's milk paint! this was a HUGE decision for me...and to be honest, quite the investment. for a small shop like mine to carry such a nationally recognized brand of milk paint, is a huge thing and it took a lot of thought on my end...but in the end, decided it would be an amazing opportunity! there aren't any other retail outlets in the area, so the only way to purchase, is to take a little road trip about 60 miles away...or to order online. now you can stop on by, take a look at it in person...see samples of each color, and see some of the pieces i've painted in milk paint that are for sale on the floor!

i've been working on getting a spot in the shop set up for a display and merchandise area...and i'm almost finished with it. i found this awesome old work bench with cross legs that i'm using as the table to put everything on...i still have to clean that up and get it out here. its 9' long and SUPER heavy! i'll be stocking all 18 colors of milk paint, the white, clear and antiquing wax, and the bonding agent. i'll also have some mini whisks to mix it, and some brushes....everything you'd need to do projects!

it's not all out on display yet, i've just opened the boxes this morning, but feel free to come and grab some!

i'll also be at the weathered & rusty market on october 3, 4, and 5th at the fairgrounds and i'll be debuting the milk paint there and doing a painting demo that saturday at noon! yay!

once i am able to get things a little more organized, i'll be offering some milk paint workshops this keep your eyes open for sign-ups!