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8 Hudson Valley Stores to Visit Before Your Next DIY Project

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Local home centers and workshops make renovations approachable with informative courses, knowledgeable staff, and hard-to-find furniture.

By Cloey Callahan and Sierra Guardiola

Starting a DIY project for your Hudson Valley home? Hoping to restore an old piece of furniture? Want to blend antique and vintage with new and modern? Interested in painting more? These stores can help beginners (or anyone!) tackle their next DIY project, no matter how big or small it is.

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Hudson Valley House Parts

Newburgh
Specialty: Historic home restoration

Pop into Hudson Valley House Parts to begin a restoration process or see some of its specialty decorative items. Hudson Valley House Parts aims to provide affordable house parts to make restoring homes that much easier. Its products come from around the Northeast region, with much of its consignment coming directly from Newburgh itself. With the guidance of experts like owner Reggie Young, it is hard to go wrong here.

Hudson Valley House Parts also has a website with an extensive selection of parts for DIY projects, including stained glass windows, lighting, stairs, architectural elements, and furniture.

 

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The Crafty Hammer

Beacon
Specialty: Wood crafts

The Crafty Hammer is located in the center of Beacon and offers tips and tricks on how to go about wood crafting. Its wide range of workshops touch upon everything from building dining room tables and Adirondack chairs for the backyard to bookshelves and spice racks in the kitchen. Although workshops focus on wood crafts, The Crafty Hammer also has options for canvas, yarn, glass, ceramics, towels, terra cotta, and cotton. The professionals working here can help every step of the way to bring Pinterest boards to life.

The Antique Warehouse Hudson NY

Hudson
Specialty: Upholstery, carpentry, welding

This 40,000 sq ft store has a full interior design service and 3,000 pieces of furniture and other items. As antique experts, the store’s employees understand the importance of ensuring that each piece of furniture fits the space a customer has in mind, and is functional for everyday use. Before stopping in, customers can also view antique products on the warehouse’s website and buy directly from there.

Rhinebeck Antique Emporium

Staatsburg
Specialty: Repair

That heirloom sitting in the attic can be dusted off and put on display thanks to the professionals at Rhinebeck Antique Emporium. The team works closely with customers to restore inherited antiques to their original value. If the antiques don’t have a spot at home anymore, the staff can appraise items. Decluttering means more room for DIY projects, after all!

Hudson Valley Vintage

Red Hook
Specialty: Painting workshops

This carefully curated shop and studio has antique and restored pieces as well as new home décor and accessories. Their in-person workshops — which mostly focus on painting —  are on hold and have been replaced with free Facebook Live workshops, two Wednesdays a month. You can buy kits that go along with these workshops, if you need supplies. The shop is also hosting Zoom workshops by appointment.

 

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Milne Inc

Kingston
Specialty: Design and custom furniture

This unique design store blends current design trends with antique, custom, industrial, and vintage furniture. Its professionals work alongside not only homeowners and weekenders, but retail stores, corporations, film productions, and event planners as well.

Knot Too Shabby

Knot Too Shabby

Beacon
Specialty: Custom painting services

With only a few antique pieces onsite, the store focuses on teaching interested customers how to start DIY projects around their home. Workshops cover a range of projects, including: how to prep, paint, wax, and cure kitchen cabinets; and the basics of the Annie Sloan Paint Method and different finishes. For those who simply need products to kickstart their project, supplies like paint, waxes, brushes, and books are available on the website.

 

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Board and Brush

Latham and Warwick
Specialty: Wood crafts

At their workshops, you can learn a new skill and bring your craft home. The studio has opportunities for private workshops, parties, corporate events, and more. There are also weekly pick-your-project workshops where guests can sip learn a craft, while sipping beer or wine that is available to purchase.

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