Saturday, September 19, 2015

Upcycle Kind of Style: Filing Cabinets

If we're being honest, there probably is at least one way to repurpose everything. And in some of the other "Upcycle Kind of Style" posts I've picked a couple trendy, more obvious items to give ideas for. Well not today, not this post. 
In my pursuit of finding an unusual item in the store to find ways to repurpose, I found the prime example, a filing cabinet. Yeah, that's right, a filing cabinet can be repurposed. Despite the fact that they're usually pretty heavy, and bulky and mostly made of a metal that shows imperfections easily, they CAN be made fabulous. Here are some of the creative ideas I found on the wonderful World Wide Web, Pinterest never fails. (All pictures below were taken off of Pinterest and do not belong to Prairie Chic unless otherwise stated)

If you could find a way to raise the cabinet a little higher this could be a good idea for a mobile kitchen island.

Make your own desk, as big or small as you'd like.

I've never seen a garage organizing system quite like this!

Keep it as a filing cabinet, just make it more aesthetically pleasing!

You can even make a piece of furniture out of several of them!

Raised planters are so in right now!

Here is the ONLY filing cabinet available for sale at Prairie Chic. It is solid oak wood and available for  $87.25 today! 

Do you have a request for an item you would like ideas for? Feel free to contact McKenzie Schultz at the store e-mail,, or at her cell phone through a text or a call at 785-571-3955.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Fall Is In The Air, And So Is Change.

But don't fret, all this change is positive!

First and foremost their has been a lot of feedback and requests to make the consignment fee for floor consignment one flat fee versus the 50% for items under $49.99 and 35% for items $50.00 and over. Well you asked, and Prairie Chic delivered. There is now a flat 35% consignment fee across the board. And with that being said, what's holding you back from bringing in that solid oak dresser that's been sitting in the garage the past couple months, or that antique china hutch you don't have a use for anymore! We can market and sell them for you!

On another note, Prairie Chic has changed it's hours! We've found a way to work smarter, not harder! We still open at 10 A.M. on Wednesdays through Saturday but we are now closing at 5:30 P.M., giving us the same hours as Miss Lizzy's. Additionally, we are working on adding a "Market Days" deal on one Sunday a month, while coordinating with other stores in the area.

Prairie Chic is always welcoming new vendors and consignors with booth rent, wall space, and floor space in our store. Feel free to contact our manager, McKenzie Schultz, with any concerns or questions regarding pricing and contracts at 785-571-3955 by text or call, or through the store e-mail at

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Upcycle Kind of Style: Brooches

Brooches have always been a symbol of beauty and elegance in the fashion realm. In today's day and age they still hold their value and elegant and beautiful, just not in necessarily the same ways they are meant to. Brooches are being used ideally for decoration or by being upcycled to give that extra pazazz to everyday things. Below are several examples of ways they can be remade into items for home decor. (Pictures featured below are to provide inspiration and do not belong to Prairie Chic unless otherwise stated)

Refashion all the brooches or broken jewelry into a new one of a kind piece.

Antique a small frame and pin the brooch to a linen background, framing the piece as an art. 

Talk about bedazzling your everyday objects, keys and magnets are clever ideas.

What a pretty and subtle addition to make these jars elegant.

These brooches give such a tastefully vintage spin on the modern bridal bouquet. 

Below are pictures of different brooches available for purchase at Prairie Chic as of 9/12/2015.

As always, we are looking for more vendors to fill our store with antiques, handcrafted items and quality furniture. You can contact the store manager, McKenzie Schultz, with any questions, concerns or comments you may have regarding item availability or pricing and commission fees. She can be reached by call or text at 785-571-3955 or e-mailed at