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Here Are This Week’s Local Home Design Sales and Events

Recycled wedding goods, botanic garden antiques, a paint-your-own-furniture workshop, and more

Goods from last April’s Vintage Garage Chicago show   Photo: Courtesy of Vintage Garage Chicago

Vintage Garage Chicago (5051 N. Broadway, vintagegaragechicago.com) is back—the season opener is this Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come shop three full floors and ramps full of over 100 vendors from all over the Midwest. Shop for clothing, jewelry, furniture, midcentury modern décor, art deco, 1960s mod, and much more.

Join Chicago Botanic Garden (1000 Lake Cook Rd., Glencoe, chicagobotanic.org) this weekend for the Antiques, Garden & Design Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Shop for classical and contemporary garden furnishings, botanical art, and home and garden designs to get yourself ready for the warmer months ahead.

The Design Center at the Merchandise Mart (222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, merchandisemartdesigncenter.com) hosts its annual DreamHome event. Stop by tonight from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the grand opening celebration to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, music, and design inspiration. Explore six beautiful living spaces designed by the industry’s hottest interior designers. Tickets are $75 and proceeds will go to Almost Home Kids.

Preparing for a wedding? The Green Wedding Alliance (greenweddingalliance.com) is hosting The Great Wedding Recyclery at Loft on Lake (1366 W. Lake St.) this Sunday 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to encourage former brides and future brides to recycle wedding-related items. It’s essentially a big garage sale full of votives, dresses, glassware, and more to help plan your big day on a budget. While you’re there, make sure to check out the unique DIY ideas, too.

Maven Collection (mavencollection.com) is currently offering 20 percent off your entire purchase for a Friends and Family Sale until April 24. Use code “XOXO20” on unique handmade rugs, pillows, floor pillows, woven baskets, and much more by artisans from across the globe.

Ever wanted to learn how to revamp and paint your own furniture? Join MegMade (2415 W. Barry Ave., megmade.com) for a Furniture Painting 101 class that includes the space, the paint, and an expert to walk you through how to create the look you want. Bring in any piece of furniture you can or buy from the story’s unfinished inventory before the class. Then you can bring your finished masterpiece home with you.


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