There is no better time than the present to find some new pieces for your home or to turn a dull piece of furniture into a totally different item with some chalk paint! These five stores throughout Northern Michigan offer unique, vintage and funky furniture plus chalk paint classes and workshops to keep things interesting in your home. You might just have to make it a DIY weekend…


Acanthus Hardware in Traverse City

10241 E Cherry Bend Rd, Traverse City, Michigan, 49684, 231.735.3712

Acanthus offers “lovely decor elements for the home” like baskets, knobs, shelving and more. They also sell a wide selection of chalk paint for all of your home decorating needs!


Deer Creek Junk in East Jordan

320 State St. PO Box 1208
East Jordan, MI  49727, 231-675-2606

It’s hardly junk! “Deer Creek Junk is all about repurposing architectural, vintage, and antique objects and bringing the artistic beauty they contain, back to life.” Like their motto says, they really do bring great items back to life! Check out their stuff in Cedar Creek Interiors in Traverse City or at their East Jordan Warehouse.


Empire Blu in Traverse City

1135 Woodmere Ave
Traverse City, Michigan 49686, 231.944.0643

This store is a funky treasure trove off the beaten path. It’s almost impossible to walk out empty handed with all of the goodies galore! They have satisfyingly unique furniture and small finds that will keep you coming back. It’s a different store every day! They also sell a variety of paint colors from American Paint Company and offer great workshops that teach transformative paint techniques. Call or check their Facebook page for paint workshop dates.


Red Dresser in Traverse City

1253 W South Airport Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686, 231.929.8150

The Red Dresser has been a great place to find deals and unique items for years! Now that they are in their new location there’s even more room for treasures than before! Pick out a great item for your home like a funky dresser or maybe a cute pumpkin. They also offer chalk paint workshops regularly so keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.


Then and Now in Petoskey

1101 Charlevoix Ave
Petoskey, MI 49770, 231.348.6170

They carry Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and provide plenty of workshops to help you learn the ropes! If you are looking for a well preserved piece of furniture that is vintage or just cool, check out Then and Now.


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