We are a small town, rural Alberta store specializing in creative furniture,
home decor, and other fun and funky treasures. Along with our one of a kind, handmade pieces; we love to do what the industry has termed as “furniture art” which adds a pop of colour and uniqueness to your home.
We love to inspire the artist in everyone and creating something unique and oozing in personality is the goal for both ourselves and in our ability to provide you with the tools to do for yourself.
Along with help from her family, Melissa is the heart and soul behind every piece of furniture, art, or home decor chosen to be in store or online.
Only working with suppliers who value attention to detail as she does, helps to ensure that you, the customer, are always thrilled with your purchase.
Melissa can work with you to design your space around your personality, creating something unique and specific to you.
We strive to be different.
To carry one of a kind pieces of furniture, unique home decor and other fun & funky treasures that are either hand-made or different in their own special way.
Our vision is to become your go-to place for the weird and wonderful - your destination for all of the do-it-yourself products you may need and the help you require to accomplish your vision on your own projects.
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WHY DIY PAINT?
This is major. Not only can you paint indoors without worrying about fumes, but for those people who have allergies or are sensitive to toxins, there are NO VOCs and the paint is all natural. The high quality pigment in DIY Paint™ results in exceptional coverage and color richness. DIY Paint™ uses PREMIUM NO VOC PIGMENTS resulting in magnificent deep color and excellent coverage.
We love that!
ONE STEP PROCESS
DIY Paint™ is of the highest quality clay and chalk based paint on the market, and competitively priced! NO SANDING, NO PRIMING! If you have ever labored over sanding and then priming a piece before you even begin the fun part, you can appreciate how much time and backache this feature saves you! Besides being all natural, eliminating these steps converted me to chalk paint for good! Well, that and the gorgeous results!
DIY Paint™ does not contain any Latex or Acrylic!
ONLY 9 INGREDIENTS + LOVE!
DIY Paint is clay and chalk based with a high quality dream finish. After just a simple application, I’ve transformed pieces from trash to treasures, and have seen people who claim to have no talent impress themselves with professional-looking results, as well as surprise their families.
FILLING A NEED
The Paint Pixie™ is VERY picky about the type of brushes she uses and in her 20+ years of painting, she’s used many different types and brands. What she has found with the oval brushes that she loves to use, is that they hold more paint than the standard flat brush. With the rounded top and staggered bristles, they leave less brush strokes. When she decided to have her Paint Pixie™ brushes made for us painters, she knew she had to not only LOVE them, but she had to be PASSIONATE about them. Working with an Italian manufacturer who already knew how to make the oval brushes was a key factor for her. Why try and find someone to reinvent the wheel, as the old saying goes. Her manufacturer has been making brushes for over 40 years, that says something about them.
She can't wait for you to try her Paint Pixie™ brushes and fall in LOVE just as I have!
"If you can dream it, you can create it, believe in YOUR dream"
THE IOD SISTERS
With a mom who dragged them to road side junk piles and hole in the wall thrift stores, Josie Celio and Sally Griswold were in love with all things vintage and DIY, long before it was actually trendy.
Josie is happily married to her high school sweetheart and together, they have 6 beautiful children and a homestead with several farm animals. Sally lives with her husband, a pastor, their 5 lovely children and a chocolate lab named Beau.
Today, they've turned their life-long passion into a business with Iron Orchid Designs, a brand of products that embody their vision and passion for beautiful design through DIY. Whether you want to breath fresh style into your life or you are looking for creative ways to transform your home, Iron Orchid is all about helping people express themselves with their brilliantly designed tools and products.
The name "Iron Orchid" is symbolic of the essence of a woman, with the strength of Iron and the delicate vulnerability of an Orchid, The IOD sisters believe women are uniquely created to create uniquely and they aim to inspire, empower and encourage them to do just that.
These are one of a kind baskets hand crafted with used lariat.
- they are dishwasher safe
- for indoor or outdoor use
- make great serving trays/fruit bowls, Knick knacks, utensils. Or anything you can think of.
Larger ones can be used to make awesome floral arrangements or your living room, deck or porches.
They'd make a beautiful addition to your rustic western decor.
They are super sturdy and the smaller ones easily fit into your dishwasher for cleaning!
Check back often for new styles and sizes.