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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

nice press for the OPENING thursday!!!

nice press from the post bulletin!

Heard on the Street: Furniture rehab shop refreshes Chatfield's Main Street

Posted: Oct 30, 2012, 9:09 am

Everything old is new again, once Melissa Wood gets a hold of it.

With a background in interior design, Wood rescues and revives old furniture and home decor as well as creating new jewelry made from vintage pieces.

Her drive to restore and re-energize the old even extends to buildings. She has spent the past few weeks renovating a long vacant building on Chatfield's Main Street to bring it back to its past glory to create a fitting home for her new shop.

Watch for Adourn, her "furniture rehab" and upscaled vintage style shop, to open its door at 10 a.m. Thursday at 218 Main St. in Chatfield.

What exactly does furniture rehab entail?

"I find vintage or antique furniture and I make it fresh and new. That might mean fixing it or something. Many times it is just about using different painting techniques," Wood says.

When she moved to southeastern Minnesota, she found that the area just didn't have much in the way of this type of business. Wood had previously worked at a small boutique in the Twin Cities refreshing vintage furniture and home accessories.

"I loved to have those kind of things around me," she says. "Other than Lanesboro, there just isn't anything like that around here."

So after years of accumulating things from flea markets, yard sales and estate sales, she decided it was time move it out of her house and open her own store.

Chatfield seemed like a good place to do that, since it is on the route that many people use for the popular Twin Cities to Lanesboro pilgrimage.

Plus the empty Chatfield building was in dire need of restoration. Wood's willingness to improve the look of the small city has hit a good note with the people of Chatfield.

"This town has been awesome. People have been very welcoming," she says.

Monday, October 29, 2012


adourn will be handing out candy on wednesday for all the chatfield kiddos, from 3-5ish.... stop on by for goodies!

AND to get a sneak peak of the shop, the night before it opens!!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

sheetrock is up...color is coming!

SO we have had a ton of progress since i last posted! a lot was done this past weekend...the first layer of sanding has begun (man that is a hard job!), the bottom half of the building has been painted, partition walls have been set, sheetrock is up and taping & mudding has begun!!! the ceiling is almost finished being painted (its nice and bright again!)

this week the rest of the exterior will be finished, i need to make my sign to be hung outside, floors will HOPEFULLY be finished with sanding, the interior walls all primed and some electrical finished!

still aiming for november 1 to OPEN!!! whooohooo!!! i am BEYOND excited!!!

here are a few shots of the progress....

the awning is gone!!!

the storefront!

partition walls are getting set

partition walls are sheetrocked and sanding has begun!

beautiful floors under there...

a shot looking into the front of the store

ceiling with first coat of primer...bright once again!

Friday, October 12, 2012

it's moving along....

SO the shop is coming along...still aiming for the end of october to be open...maybe the 1st or 2nd or even 3rd of nov...its going well, except for the floor!! its the devil. it really has been a pain to get the old flooring up and to figure out what to do with the mess on the floor left behind. sanding was our first choice, obviously..and we're going to start that tonight. we'll see how it goes.

i DID get quite a bit done this week though! the outside has been painted...we have color! i still need to finish the upper brick area, but the lower part of the building has been finished! its supposed to rain tomorrow, so not sure i'll be able to finish it this wknd. it looks amazing so far though! i went with a charcoal grey for the brick and a nice rich cream for the trim...and of course a bright pop of mint green for the door. i'm going for a vintage color palette, so that will continue on the interior as well.

this wknd we have lots of help coming!!! YAY!

on the agenda this wknd: placing walls, sheetrocking, painting ceiling and sanding floors.  wow. but, on monday, it will look completely different inside!!

i'll post more pictures of the progress tomorrow!

and just a little thank you....everyone in town has been SO welcoming and helpful! last wknd, we were working on taking the awning down and a few guys in town were driving by and decided to stop and help...that is so amazing! it seems everyone is excited to have new activity in town!