Remodeling in San Juan

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The friendly staff at Casa Antigua Clearance Zen-ter helps bedeck empty domiciles with trendy, contemporary furnishings. A red Ella table lamp ($108) and set of blue Helena chairs ($29 each) equip living rooms for social gatherings so guests don't have to sit on overturned crock pots in darkness. Uncovered walls can conceal their bareness with a trove of decorative artwork, while stay-at-home phosphate fountains can find loyal companionship with a red barstool ($138). Casa Antigua's collection is regularly stocked with name-brand furnishings that include items by American Leather, Gloster, and Sitcom––which features an ottoman that bears a striking resemblance to Abe Vigoda.

1311 West Ferguson Avenue
Pharr,
TX
US

Barn White is an elegant boutique with a comfortable edge that makes our customers feel at home. Our goal is to assist you in purchasing that perfect trinket for your home or that wonderful fragrance that you've been looking for and even a great gift for any occasion. Come and see, the coffee is always on!

4317 N 10th St
McAllen,
TX
US

The store stocks a bevy of unique, handcrafted housewarming wares from wooden furnishings to Mexican- and Western-style antiques. Collect water or neo-water in an adobe turquoise pitcher characteristic of classic Mexican claywork ($59.97). Light-switch and outlet covers feature copper-finished tin façades speckled with manually applied patterns ($6.99), and recycled metal animals, such as an armadillo ($49.97) or a flying pig ($54.97–$109.97), keep pets company while you're out buying more pets. Create a rustic mise en abyme with a pair of small Victorian mirrors framed in attractively faded colors that speak of muted grass, aged clouds, and censored suns ($35 each). Empty hats can find a distinctive resting hook on an old door-panel hat rack outlined in barbed wire ($59.97). In addition, the expert artisans of Creative Rustic Furniture—tierra dulce's sister company—fashion one-of-a-kind furnishings from antiquated wooden doors, including desks, bed frames, and dining room sets.

410 Ash Ave
McAllen,
TX
US

For more than 60 years, Kwal Paint's team has designed colors to complement almost any décor, continually refreshing the palette of more than 1,600 shades to reflect trends and advancements in interior decorating. To wit: EnviroKote paints are made from eco-friendly, raw materials and contain no VOC. Additionally, online virtual color-visualizing applications help homeowners realize the abode of their dreams. As ever, the knowledgeable staff is on hand to guide customers through common issues such as blistering or how to revamp garden gnomes stuck in last season's styles.

1200 W Polk Ave
Pharr,
TX
US

Established: 2001
Reservations/Appointments: Recommended
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Average Duration of Services: 2–4 hours
Pro Tip: Dress for painting and be ready to be creative.

Q&A with Raquel Hinojosa, Art Director

What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
We offer quality art classes for children and adults and provide an array of original artwork created by local artists.

Sometimes it's all about the little things in life. What supplemental courtesies do you include with your main services to leave clients with a smile on their face?
Students attending art classes are allowed to come in 15 minutes early. We also encourage them to make up absent days. If the gallery doesn't have the artwork you're looking for, we can connect you with the right artist.

What's one tip for first-time customers that will make them feel like regulars?
Parents of young children are welcomed to stay for a while as their children ease into the comfort of the art lesson. Classes are small, which ensures that all students will receive plenty of individual attention.

1009 Laurel Avenue
Mc Allen,
TX
US