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New Windows at PWW!

PWW window display

New windows at PWW

We just installed new window decorations at Prairie Woodworking — we went with a hand-painted kite theme, in part because we figured we could enlist the help of the whole family. We have two kids who spend lots of time at Prairie Woodworking — and this decorative kite-making project was a great way to get them involved with getting the shop ready for the neighborhood art crawl. They helped paint the designs on the rice paper and assemble the wooden supports, and spent a good part of an afternoon running in and out of the shop to see how they looked as we were hanging them in the window. I love how they turned out!

Loving Local Businesses!

Custom fireplace mantle with tiles from Clay Squared

Custom fireplace mantle with tiles from Clay Squared

Many of the projects we’re involved with involve the talents of many people — lots of them local business owners and local craftspeople. This beautiful fireplace, recently installed in Highland Park, involved the talented folks at Clay Squared for the wasabi-colored tiles and at Woodland Stove and Fireplaces (for the gas insert). We designed the handsome fireplace surround and mantle. So proud of this project!

New Windows for Spring

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It better really be spring now — we put up some new, bright window decorations in the windows at Prairie Woodworking. Lake Street was ready for some bright colors!

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Folded paper leaves for PWW – I love the colors. We chose 3 shades of green and a nice rusty orange to complement the PWW logo.

Spring windows at Prairie Woodworking

Folding the paper gives them some dimension and creates interesting lights and shadows.

Built in Bookshelves

Custom bookshelves for a Linden Hills home

Custom bookshelves for a Linden Hills home

We built these shelves a while ago: they’re custom-designed to fit the wall, with a special triangular corner shelf at the doorway that makes it hug the room nicely and add storage for books, media, and mittens. I love to see the furniture we build once the homeowners have moved in: these built in bookshelves are clearly really being used!

Beautiful new built-in!

Built in shelves and entertainment center

Built in shelves and entertainment center

 

We were happy to get the chance to photograph this beautiful set of built=ins: new shelf space, additional room for television and computer equipment, and designed to blend with the design of the St. Paul home!

PWW Windows: Melissa Borman

A Sea of Troubles Meets the Trees Themselves
Detail from Melissa Borman, A Sea of Troubles Meets the Trees Themselves

 

Inspired by the beautiful window displays of our neighbor, Miller Upholstering, we’ve started a series of artist projects in our Lake Street window. First off — the very brave Melissa Borman. Melissa was kind enough to share her work with us – we have no budget, and this is our first window exhibition. The installation is titled A Sea of Troubles Meets the Trees Themselves, and it’s been getting the attention of Lake Street pedestrians, bikers, and bus riders already. Thank you Melissa! (and you can see more of her work here - www.melissabormanvisualart.com

A Sea of Troubles Meets the Trees Themselves, Melissa Borman
Detail of A Sea of Troubles Meets the Trees Themselves, Melissa Borman

 

A Sea of Troubles Meets the Trees Themselves, Melissa Borman
A Sea of Troubles Meets the Trees Themselves, Melissa Borman