March 2012 archive

Easter Décor You Can Leave Up All Spring

These days, individual rooms and the furnishings they contain are becoming more and more multifunctional. If you want your Easter décor to do double duty, too, we have a number of great options that’ll dress up your home for Easter—and still look great all spring.

Welcome family and friends with a colorful sign like this butterfly or blooming flower.

Hang up a colorful wreath bursting with spring blossoms.

You can even make a custom Easter and spring wreath for your home with colorful ribbon and mesh!

You could also hang these cute butterflies in front of a window for spring and Easter cheer.

Stop by one of our four Paul Michael Company stores in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX to see more of our spring and Easter decorations. Have more ideas on Easter décor to last all spring? We’d love to hear them—leave a comment to share!

Spring Fever: Get a Fresh Look with Colorful Décor

It’s always fun to make little decorating changes around the house for the start of a new season, and especially for spring!

If the cheerful feel of spring is making you want to update your design with a fresh new look—we don’t know about you, but we’re over the winter blues!—you don’t have to splurge on big-tickets items like furniture. A colorful new throw pillow, bright graphic rug or vibrant towels can all do the trick! Here are just a few spring accessories available from Paul Michael Company that’ll have your home reflecting the new season in no time at all…

spring pillow

3′ by 5′ rug

3′ by 5′ rug

kitchen towels

How have you started to decorate your home for spring? Are you making small updates here and there? Leave a comment to let us know!

You can visit our Facebook page or stop by one of our stores in Arkansas, Louisiana and Texas to see more of our spring 2012 offerings.

Images: Paul Michael Company

How to Make Our Carrot Mesh Design

When we posted a picture of this carrot mesh design by Paul Michael Company’s creative designers on our Facebook page, it was met with an overwhelmingly positive response—more than 230 people liked it!

Many even asked about how to make one. If you love to DIY decor, we’ve not only posted instructions on our Facebook page for the carrot mesh design, but also made a how-to video to help—and of course we wanted our blog readers to be able to see it, too!

The instructions in the video take you through the steps of making a carrot like this one with two different options: Option A, using 4-inch-by-25-yards of green mesh ribbon, or Option B, using 21-inch-by-10-yards of green mesh ribbon.

You can make a carrot like this using a half cone form with green and orange mesh, or we can make one for you!

Easter Decorating: Bunnies Galore

Easter is only a few weeks away, so we wanted to offer more great decorating inspiration for the holiday. While we’ve already shared an overview of some of our Easter décor, in today’s post we want to focus specifically on rabbits. Check out these Easter bunnies from Paul Michael Company for ideas:

Welcome guests to your home with this adorable Welcome sign. 

These two bunnies would look great perched on a shelf or mantel.

You can place these colorful bunnies in a pot of spring flowers. 

And this bunny is perfect for a more nature-inspired Easter look.

These are just a few of our Easter goodies. Stop by one of the four Paul Michael Company stores to check out all of our Easter décor, including bunnies, Easter eggs, flowers and wreaths. And be sure to subscribe to our blog for more updates on holiday decor, design tips and trends, recycled and reclaimed furnishings, Paul’s World and more.

Check Out the Fresh Look at Paul Michael Stores

All of the Paul Michael Company stores have undergone a makeover!

In addition to lots of new furniture, there are more Easter items and an expanded Creation Station where designers are making the cutest fresh spring and Easter wreaths. We even installed a how-to video in the Monroe location so you can watch how to make a wreath yourself! (You can also check out our Whimsical Wreath Workshop video in this post on working with mesh.)

The French Countryside section in our Monroe store.

All the stores also have designated sections now, including Modern and Chic, Farmer’s Market, Going Global, By the Sea, English Cottage, Here Comes the Bride and Easter parade. The products in these areas go along with the theme.

Nearly everyone who’s come in has noticed the new look and can’t believe it. We hope you’ll visit to see the makeovers, too! We have store locations in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX.

Don’t Miss Our St. Patrick’s at Paul’s Event March 15!

Lads and lassies will be gathering at all the Paul Michael Company locations March 15 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for St. Patrick’s at Paul’s, and their friends will be green with envy when they see all the new items.

There will be drawings out of the pot of gold the night of the St. Patty’s party for big discounts, and everyone will get 25% off one item. There will also be food, beverages, how-tos and hourly drawings for gift certificates. Here’s what a few of the different stores are doing for the event:

Monroe, LA
The Monroe store is having Irish-themed food, including a “pot of gold” potato bar with hot and cold toppings, mini Reuben sandwiches, shamrock cookies and mint brownies. You can look forward to door prizes, drawings at the register for a chance at 50% off an item, and a wreath-off contest!

Lafayette, LA
The Lafayette location is doing a Bayou Boogies photo booth. Our logo will be on the film strip, and they’ll bring St. Patrick’s Day props along with a bunch of other fun props. Joey’s will be catering.

Canton, TX
The Canton store is going to have a band, Danny Hollis, who performed for ladies’ night. He’s really good, and his sons also play with him! There will also be St. Patrick’s Day-related food and beverages following the green theme, of course.

Lake Village, AR
Lake Village is having a wreath making contest. 3 people will be selected to construct a spring wreath using the same components and they only have 20 minutes! All will take home their wreath, and one lucky winner will also receive a $50 gift card. Also, Mrs. Debbie will be demonstrating her favorite new product called ‘The Instant Face Lift.’ Watch the wrinkles disappear before your eyes.

Everyone will receive 25% off one item. Draw from Paul’s Pot of Gold for your chance to receive 50% off one item.

We hope you’ll join us for the fun this Thursday, March 15! You can find the addresses of our four stores on our Locations page.

From Tree to Furnishings: Manufacturing in the U.S.

We recently acquired a giant tree trunk, and we know we’ll be turning the wood into something fun for Paul’s World. Just look at the potential here!

We’re not only looking forward to transforming this tree, but also love the idea of repurposing old wood and manufacturing here in the U.S. Going local is a concept we’ve been championing at Paul Michael Company for a while, and now many believe there will be a return of manufacturing to the U.S.—and soon.

In fact, a recent article in the Harvard Business Review discusses an upcoming U.S. “manufacturing renaissance,” including the furniture industry as one of the main categories this could affect.

You may also recall that one of 2012’s big decorating trends is that people want more furnishings made here in the U.S.—and that’s exactly what we’re doing with Paul’s World.

Are you interested in locally made furniture and accessories for your home? We think it gives the goods a special touch!

Getting Married? Register at Paul Michael Company!

We have great news for Southern brides-to-be: You can make your bridal registry at Paul Michael Company! In fact, we even set up a Here Comes the Bride section in our Lake Village, AR location. Here’s a peek…

Newly married couples can always use investment pieces for furnishing their first home as well as stylish decorative accessories to make their home their own, and we have it all: lamps, dishes, furniture, linens and other fabulous treasures at exceptional prices.

Wedding guests these days want to give the happy couple exactly what they want, and making a wedding registry helps everyone involved. If you’re engaged and wondering just where to register, wonder no more. You can make your wedding registry at any of the four Paul Michael Company stores—just be sure to let your guests know which store you registered at!

We have locations in Lake Village, AR; Monroe, LA; Lafayette, LA; and Canton, TX. Check out the locations page on our blog for store addresses, phone numbers and hours.

Congratulations brides and husbands to be!