{bachman’s spring ideas house 2017}

Bachman's Spring Ideas House 2017

Photo credit MSP Magazine

Urban Farmhouse

Each year the Bachman’s Spring Ideas House marks the end of winter and welcomes  a season of warmer weather and beautiful spring colors.

The theme for the 2017 Spring Ideas House is Urban Farmhouse. This transformation from season to season takes place in the historic Bachman family home on Lyndale Avenue. Truly an urban farmhouse.

A neutral background palette allows the colorful spring florals and accessories to be  focal points throughout the home. If you’ve never been to an Ideas House the design team does an amazing job creating charming vignettes with new items, up cycled pieces, and vintage pieces.

Look for these key trends for 2017:

  • Fresh contemporary meets vintage permanence
  • Shades of grey against farm fresh white to create warm contrast
  • Floral Patterns and Ditsy Prints add dimension to our simple farmhouse decor
  • Galvanized metal and reclaimed wood used for accent and function
  • Botanical greens from dominant fiddle leaf figs to refined ferns

Barn door Bachman's

Photo credit MSP Magazine

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{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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