Monday, January 27, 2014

Item of the Week: Upcycled Piano Bench with Storage & Natural Distressing

My favorite pieces of furniture are those that can do double-duty. At Walrus, so many of our creations all All-Stars of Versatility, but this week's item is a real MVP (most valuable piece, that is!)

I fell in love with this refurbished piano bench as soon as it came into the shop. The seat is made beautiful blonde wooden slats with just the right amount of natural distressing. When you lift up the seat, there is a small storage compartment, making this bench the perfect combination of stylish and functional. To give it a unique personality, we dressed the bench up with a fresh coat of rich teal chalk paint. Of course this bench would be right at home in front of a piano or any music room, but its hidden storage and low stature also make her a fantastic addition for the kid's bedroom or play area.

To see it in person, visit the Walrus shop Wednesday through Sunday at our location in the Temescal Alleys!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Item of the Week: Antique Footlocker, Coffee Table or Trunk

It's the New Year and golly are we excited! 2014 is definitely the year to tackle all of your long postponed home projects and Walrus is here to help!

We just refurbished this fantastic trunk with a beautiful distressed wood look. This guy is ideal for tackling any of your storage needs and comes conveniently equipped with four sturdy wheels so you can easily move it to where it needs to be! In the bedroom, this would make a great place to store linens and blankets. For creators, crafters and tinker-ers alike this trunk is spacious enough to hide away tools, supplies and more!

To see it in person, visit the Walrus shop Wednesday through Sunday at our location in the Temescal Alleys!

Thursday, January 2, 2014


Happy New Year from WALRUS
The New Year is here and there are so many exciting things happening at Walrus! This month will be our 1 year anniversary of opening our brick & mortar location in Temescal Alley and we couldn’t have done it with out the support of our amazing customers and clients!! This Friday, January 3rd, we’ll be having a special anniversary party to celebrate this milestone! Join us for wine and refreshments. In addition, we’ll be giving everyone 15% off as a big THANK YOU for helping us make it to this milestone!!
This Sunday, January 5th, we’ll be setting up fantastic antique furniture and vintage finds at the Alameda Point Antique Faire, where you can find us in booth G 02. For early-birds, the event begins at 6 am and ends at 3 pm. For more information about admission, directions, parking or whatever visit the event’s website here! Be sure to dress warm, we can’t wait to share all of our fabulous finds with you!!
2014 has brought some very talented new artists and items into the fold at Walrus. We’re extremely excited about our new line of knit baskets from Mary Marie Knits. These soft, cotton rope baskets make wonderful storage for the odds and ends around your office, living room or even to help round up toys in the kid’s room. In addition to the items we have in our shop, you can find more pieces by Mary Marie Knits on their etsy,here!
We’ve also fallen head-over-heels for the clean and delicate aromas of WanderingEye Candles. These beautiful candles are made entirely from salvaged and repurposed materials and come in two calming fragrances inspired by the subtle smells of nature. 
Thanks again for helping us make 2013 an amazing year! Here’s to a happy, healthy and creative 2014 for everyone! 
Check out our blog, instagram, twitter, etsy and more for new items and Walrus news!!
Cheers and Have a Happy New Year!!