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.
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. Throughout the year, the Orange County storefront hosts educational workshops like:
· Traditional and historic house paints
· Window restoration
· Lime mortar repointing and repair
· Plaster restoration
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.
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 Crafty Hammer also has opportunities for:
· Private events – sign-making workshop for 32 adults and 40 children at a time and throw blanket workshops for 16
· Children’s workshops and parties – regular and specialty workshops in which parents are invited to bring party supplies if desired
· Team building – available as a bonding experience for coworkers, teammates, or any other group
· Fundraisers – fundraisers for groups to give back to the community
Specialty: Upholstery, carpentry, welding
For those who need assistance with interior decorating, The Antique Warehouse Hudson NY is the way to go. The store has a full interior design service that helps to make spaces one-of-a-kind. There is something for everyone among the shop’s 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 purchased 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.
The old heirloom sitting in the attic can still be dusted off and put on display thanks to a helping hand from the professionals at Rhinebeck Antique Emporium. The team works closely with its customers to restore inherited antiques to their original value. If the antiques don’t have a spot at home anymore, the emporium staff can appraise items as well. Decluttering means more room for DIY projects, after all!
Specialty: Painting workshops
This carefully curated shop and studio brings antique and restored pieces as well as new home décor and accessories to the Hudson Valley. The workshops held at this location include painting techniques, creative home décor, custom wood signs, painting projects for kids, and stenciling. Most of the workshops focus on painting (paint your own piece, furniture painting 101, milk paint 101, and paint pour), but there are also workshops on barn quilting, succulent mason jars, and centerpieces. Hudson Valley Vintage is great for anyone looking to add a little fun to their home with the DIY piece they made just hours earlier.
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 home owners but weekenders, retail stores, corporations, film productions, and wedding planners as well. Its services are not limited by any means, and include:
· Design and custom furniture
· Home design and decorating
· Corporate design and decorating
· Set design
· Prop rentals
· Wedding and event design
· Wedding and event rentals
· Furniture, lamp and lighting restoration
· Lamp and lighting design
Customers might want to think about stopping in here for a few DIY wedding ideas that can be brought to life in no time. The staff can source special antique pieces at a customer’s request or even build a customer’s dream piece.
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. A few of its workshops include:
· How to prep, paint, wax, and cure kitchen cabinets
· The basics of the Annie Sloan Paint Method and different finishes
· Make-and-take workshops
For those who simply need products to kickstart their project, supplies like paint, waxes, brushes, and books are available on the website.
Latham and Warwick
Specialty: Wood crafts
Board and Brush has locations across the United States and Canada, and two of them are nestled here in the Hudson Valley. It is the perfect spot to try out DIY crafting through workshops in which attendees can bring home not only their craft, but new skills as well. The studio has opportunities for private workshops, birthday parties, bachelorette parties, corporate events, and more. There are also weekly pick-your-project workshops where guests can sip beer or wine that is available to purchase in the studio.