Father’s Day Gifts for Dad’s Favorite Hobbies at Paul Michael Co.!

Father’s Day is on the horizon. Have you put any thought into what you’ll get for the special dad in your life? While there’s nothing wrong with the traditional greeting card and a new tie to add to his collection, we at Paul Michael Co. encourage you to think outside the box this year. What are dad’s hobbies? If he’s into sports, fishing, hunting or even manning the grill this summer, then you’ll definitely find something unique for him at one of our stores. Take a look at just some of what we have for dad:

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We have a number of locations for you to shop for Father’s Day and just about every other occasion!

Lake Village, AR
3696 HWY 65 & 82 South
Lake Village, AR 71653
Phone: (870) 265-3872

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays.

Monroe, LA
2348 Sterlington Road
Monroe, LA 71203
Phone: (318) 812-7285

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays.

Canton, TX
2100 N. Trade Days Blvd.
Canton, TX
Phone (903) 567-0363

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday – 1 p.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays and First Monday Weekends.

Lafayette, LA
1800 Kaliste Saloom Road
River Ranch
Lafayette, LA
Phone: (337) 981-1289

Store Hours:
Monday – Saturday 9 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Sunday – 10:30 a.m – 6 p.m.
Extended hours during the Holidays.

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Tips on How to Decorate on a Budget

You don’t need a million dollars to achieve a million-dollar home design. All it takes is a little resourcefulness and an eye for style. Here are some ideas for transforming spaces without breaking the bank. Inspired by Redbook and Country Living, here are some of our favorite ideas for affordable DIY decor.

  • Reupholster or repaint old pieces of furniture
  • Find funky lamp shades or make your own
  • Use cushioned dining room chairs throughout your whole home
  • Turn cool bottles, jars and containers into decorative displays
  • Take old tea towels or cloth napkins to make unique DIY accent pillows
  • Use antique frames in unexpected places
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If you are looking for more guidance, here are a few books that provide fantastic tips, tricks and design techniques for home decorating on a tight budget.

  •  Flea Market Style by Emily Chalmers and Ali Hanan
  • The Way We Live with the Things We Love by Stafford Cliff
  • Decorate: 1,000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home by
  • Restore. Recycle. Repurpose.: Create a Beautiful Home by Randy Florke and Nancy J. Becker
  • Thrifty Chic: Interior Style on a Shoestring by Liz Bauwens and Alexandra Campbell
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Rather than thrifting or coupon clipping, however, you can simply shop for home furnishings at Paul Michael Company in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas. We pride ourselves not only on having unique home decor, but on offering our merchandise at incredibly reasonable prices as well. Come by and see for yourself! We’d love to help you update or redecorate your home.

5 Creative Ways to Decorate with Wire Baskets

Repurposing items into home decor is a wonderful way to recycle while adding a unique personal touch to interiors. If you have been inspired by the popular industrial rustic look, here are some fantastic ways to repurpose antique wire baskets from Paul Michael Company into unique, shabby-chic decor.

Hang a wire basket over a dining table and fill it with candles to create a beautiful DIY chandelier.

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Make it a mobile centerpiece for a coffee table; fill it with a couple of books and flowers.

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Use wire baskets in the kitchen for accessible storage that will keep the space feeling specious and open.

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Keep a wire basket in a bathroom to store towels or extra rolls of TP for guests.

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Brooke recently picked up this wire basket from one of the Paul Michael Company stores, and one of our staff members suggested she use it as a wall hanging and attach pictures to it with mini close pins. Thanks for sharing this on our Facebook page, Brooke; it looks great!

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Paul Michael Company Summer Annual Sale Extended to July 15th!

Seeing a customer leave the Paul Michael Company store with a huge smile on their face is one of our favorite parts about working here! So when our customers asked us to extend our Summer Annual Sale, how could we say no?

Due to the volume of calls and emails we received last week, we have decided to extend the Paul Michael Company Summer Annual Sale by 7 extra days! We wanted to make sure all those that were traveling over the 4th of July holiday had a chance to come by the store before the sale ends. So, the sale will now continue at all four store locations until the 15th of July.

And not only do you have a whole additional week to enjoy these fantastic savings, but you also have even more discounted merchandise to choose from. All merchandise is at least 25% off and there are new items that have been marked 50% off as well. Add a visit to the Paul Michael Company store nearest you on your to-do list this week, and you’ll be leaving the store with a huge smile, too!

 

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Looking to Enjoy Fresh Décor in the New Year?

New Year’s is always about new beginnings, so why not enjoy a fresh decorating scheme for 2012? It’ll be here before we know it!

Updating your home design doesn’t need to be costly or difficult. You can add new accessories here and there for a fun facelift, or go all out with new furniture and layouts.

Here’s an easy tablescape idea: Pillar candles look great in groupings.

Have a problem space in your home that needs a makeover? Bring in a picture, measurements, fabric samples and so on, and we would love to help you choose just what you need to get this problem area looking great.

Better yet, you don’t have to worry about breaking the bank. Everything at Paul Michael Company is 25-50% off through January 31, so come on in to start picking out fresh décor for the New Year!

Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market Starts Tomorrow!

We just wanted to give everyone a quick reminder that the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market begins tomorrow, Nov. 10, and lasts through Sunday, Nov. 13—and Paul Michael Company is a market merchant!

Paul’s World furniture and accessories have hit the road for the very first time, and they’re going to be unveiled at the event. Believe it or not, we loaded up 25 18-wheel trucks to haul goods to the market.

We began the huge production of setting up the 40,000 square-foot booth last Thursday at the Reliant Center in Houston, and we think you’re going to love it!

Can’t wait to see everything? Visit our Facebook page for a sneak peek! On our Facebook wall we’ve already posted a picture of a new product we’ll be unveiling and a video about the antique European grain sacks we’ll have in our Nutcracker booth, so be sure to check it out!

The market hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. We can’t wait to see you there!

Go Nuts at the Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market!

We’re Houston-bound! The 31st annual Houston Ballet Nutcracker Market will take place from Nov. 10 through Nov. 13 at the Reliant Center, and Paul Michael Company will be one of the market merchants.

We’ve been hard at work packing up the merchandise for the market, and this year we’re bringing a lot of our custom furniture that was made right in our Arkansas warehouse. In fact, look for Paul’s World inside the booth because Paul Michael designed and manufactured many of these exclusive furnishings himself. Insider’s tip: Come early for the best selection since we do sell out of items!

We love our Houstonian customers and the Nutcracker, so we hope to see you at this huge shopping extravaganza! The market will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Visit houstonballet.org for more information, and don’t forget to bring your tape measurer when you come!

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