{fall 2013 junk bonanza}


The Fall 2013 Junk Bonanza countdown has begun!

This time next Thursday, Hirshfield’s will be at Canterbury Park peddling “junk enhancing” products to junk enthusiasts from all over the North American continent. How lucky are we to be hangin’ with kindred spirits for three fun-packed days? Thousands of people who “get it” when it comes to curbside finds, and the joy a piece of peeling, corrugated metal brings. Can I get an “Amen?”

Junk Bonanza highlights:

  • With 150 vendors, JB is expanding and moving on up to the second floor
  • On-going Cottage Paint demos and “formal” classes at 10:00 and 1:00
  • Flea Market Style magazine signings
  • Lucky Friday (September 27)  Junk Bonanza vendors give away coupons worth $25 or more for use in the vendors’ booths
  • The Art of Junk Contest
  • Ki Nassauer Shop
  • Inspiration overload from the incredibly talented vendors
  • Junk Bonanza general information
  • You can check out JB activities right here

At the Hirshfield’s booth you’ll find:

Cottage Paint –  56 colors available in 8oz. containers. Cottage Paint is a “chalk” style, dead-flat decorative paint finish used to bring new life to old pieces of furniture. Also, glazes, waxes, stencils and brushes.

 Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint – forget the black chalkboards. Choose from one of 3,000 awesome chalkboard paint colors available.

Benjamin Moore’s Molten Metallics™ – a high-gloss, hammered-metal finish available in six ready-mixed colors. Molten Metallics™ is a great complement on the Mid Century Modern pieces.


Looking for Early Bird Tickets? Enter the Hirshfield’s Pinterest Contest for a chance to win a pair of Early Bird Tickets – it’s an easy-peasy contest and your chances of winning are excellent! You have until Monday, September 23 at 3:00 p.m. CST to enter.

Fall Junk Bonanza hours:

Thursday, September 26th: 10 am to 5 pm
Friday, September 27th: 9 am to 5 pm
Saturday, September 28th: 9 am to 5 pm

Rain, Snow or Shine (Bonanza is an indoor event)

{friday finds: creative ways to use chalkboard paint in the kitchen}

Transform your kitchen with Benjamin Moor Chalkboard Paint.

You can create your own erasable, washable chalkboard wherever you need it with Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint, available at select Hirshfield’s locations.  Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint can be tinted to any Benjamin Moore paint color, except the Color Stories collection. Transform your kitchen into an interactive and creative space with these chalkboard paint ideas. Go ahead, write on the walls — and the table and the cabinets and the ceiling!

Refrigerator Art

Chalkboard paint in the kitchen

Take your children’s art to the next level. Don’t simply hang their pictures on the refrigerator. Instead make the unit an ever-changing display case of doodles and drawings! Make the refrigerator into a multipurpose piece of art in itself. Read the rest of this entry »

{calling all junkers and junk hunks…it’s bonanza time}


Hirshfield’s is over the top with excitement to be partnering with Junk Bonanza at their first spring fling.

If you’re a junker then this is the place for you. Get out the calendar and pencil yourself in for the most fun a junker can have:

  • 140 juried vendors are lined up for the first spring Junk Bonanza.
  • A Weddings Lab will be debuting at the spring Junk Bonanza. Have you seen the premier issue of Flea Market Style Weddings ?
  • Lucky Friday (April 19) is when Junk Bonanza vendors give away coupons worth $50 or more for use in the vendors’ booths. I was at the 2012 fall Bonanza and it seemed like they were calling out names of lucky winners all day long.
  • Inspiration overload.
  • Hirshfield’s is going to be there!!!

I’d love to share what we’re showcasing, but you’ll have to wait. We’re waiting on a new product and it will be in next week…curse you snow. As soon as it’s in our stores I’ll give you the heads up. We’re very excited to add this paint product to our consumer mix. We’ll also have a few Early Bird tickets to give away so stay tuned.

Here’s a video clip from Junk Bonanza 2011/2012 – take a peek if you’ve never been, or relive the excitement of Junk Bonanza.

Have a grand weekend!

P.S. How could I forget to give you the link to the JUNK BONANZA BLOG?  “Your source for all things Junk Bonanza.”

{friday finds: benjamin moore chalkboard paint at hirshfield’s}

Chalkboards aren’t just for the classroom! With Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint, available at select Hirshfield’s locations, you can create your own erasable, washable chalkboard wherever you need it – at home, at the office or in the kids’ room. And don’t assume that your blackboard has to be black. Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint can be tinted to any Benjamin Moore paint color (except the Color Stories collection).

Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint, available in any color, lets you turn virtually any interior surface into an easy-to-clean chalkboard. It goes on smoothly, just like other paints and is formulated to minimize lingering odors.

Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint

  • Available in any color
  • Easy to apply
  • Washable
  • Quick drying
  • Best used with Prang Hygieia Chalk (available at office supply stores and educational stores) and a quality eraser

Here are some of our favorite ideas for using Benjamin Moore Chalkboard Paint:

Kids’ Activity Center

Minneapolis paint

Benjamin Moore

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