Saturday, October 31, 2015

Hoosiers at the Prairie

With the crisp cooler winds blowing through the Prairie, we have had some interesting items coming and going through the store.
Pianos and trunks have been sold and now we have a very well preserved Hoosier cabinet for those who are in need of some extra storage.

What is perfect about this Hoosier cabinet is the fact of the interior components that are often missing or in very used-worn state. This is is fabulous. Ready for your spices, flours and dry-goods.
Clean and working.
Nice size of counter space…..not just for a kitchen, maybe pantry or even laundry room.
Whats nice about antique furniture pieces like this Hoosier, is that the eclectic tastes of our homes can have this piece used in more than just its original purpose. Imagine this cabinet in the laundry room, with the detergent in the larger bins, buttons and thread in the small jars for quick laundry fixes. 
Use it in a craft room, store your fabrics and crafting materials…ideas are plenty.
So give Carol a quick call for more info before this piece is gone.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Trunks Anyone?

Well, if you have been looking for a new project or in need of some extra storage, why not try repurposing a Trunk.
Prairie Chic just had a great delivery of antique trunks in various sizes for those special projects.
If you would like to take on a creative piece take a look at what you can create.
Clean up and add some height to make a cool entertaining console.
Open it up and upholster fun seating, Prairie Chic has some great alternative legs from Antique salvage that can be used for great legs and bases.
Reuse a chair base to make a cool end table.
So take a quick look around the store and find all the pieces to make that one unique piece for your home, maybe even two?
Come by and check the trunks out before their gone.

We would also like to welcome Jennifer Deist our newest vendor, come by and check out her new space and collections.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Music Re-Designed

Thought I'd share something that's trending in the world of Re-purposing…..Pianos!
Many homes have had the issue of pianos handed down thru their families or have had to deal with that huge and unused piano left behind found somewhere in the corner of a room.
What to do?

or if you like to re-do something unusual and create that unique piece, try to redesign a piano.
Here are a few ideas and if you are in need of piano, Prairie Chic has a couple that are inexpensive and perfect to redesign yourself.
                     Before a funky 50's organ.
           Redo into a aquarium for your pet fish or reptile.
Need a Grand Piano? We have a smaller version that plays wonderfully but if its still to large, redo it.
Maybe a Bookcase
An ornate Eastlake Organ

Wine Bar
or dare to take it apart for the components and reuse the piano keys to create fun elements….here you have a chandelier.
A wall piece for "Your Inner Artist"
So if you would like to create something so personal for your space give us a call for more info on the current pianos we have in the store. (785) 258-8004

Friday, October 9, 2015

With Fall Comes Change….

For those who often check in to see what has been happing around Prairie Chic Kansas, the winds of Fall have been passing through our little store with new items and most importantly a new manager….many who have shopped at the store might have run into her….it's Carol Kellogg.
We are so happy to have her volunteer to step in as we begin the busy Holiday season.
Carol has been with us from the beginning watching and helping us grow and thrilled she has stepped up to help us out.
So we made a quick trip this weekend to get matters organized and were happy to see some very special items throughout the store.
As many of you know, I enjoy finding inspiration on Pinterest and whats so special about finding unique Pins is finding something similar to those right here in the middle of Kansas.
We have an awesome Butcher Block which could be reused as a center kitchen island as seen on Country Living magazines and Blog posts.
Or those who are redoing Bathrooms we have 2 great antique buffets that can be repurposed into wonderful Bath vanities.

So if you would like to give repurposing a try, give Carol a call to see if these items are still available at (785) 258-8004