Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

What will 2011 hold for us?
Well, our crystal ball reading skills are a bit off today, but we know it's going to be a great year!
We will be officially launching our new Design Center with a BIG grand opening (more of that to come).
Get ready for our 12 week "shape up your house" program!
Who knows what else we'll come up with?
Best wishes for a prosperous and joyful 2011!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Best of Consignment in Chicago Home + Garden Magazine!

We are so excited to be featured in Chicago Home + Garden magazine as the Best of the New Consignment Stores! Check out the new January/February issue and flip to page 52 ... there we are!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Divine Consign - A Friend to Interior Designers

All interior designers have stories about THAT client ... you know the one, wants something totally unique, but doesn't want to pay "unique" prices. Wants furniture that can't be bought just anywhere, but can't exactly describe what it is!  Turns down most everything you suggest because it just isn't "special" enough. Ugh.
 Consignment stores are a fantastic resource for interior designers; we have a wealth of interesting furniture pieces that will certainly catch the eye of discerning clients. And, best of all, prices are amazing!
Need a special chair to fill that empty corner?

Is the client demanding a table like no one has ever seen?
Want to wow them with a chest that will make a statement?

See? We're already on our way to becoming BFFs!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Divine Consign Gives Back

There are so many worthwhile charitable organizations in Oak Park, we are always thrilled when we can donate furniture pieces to help people in need locally! Here are some of the organizations we work with:
West Cook YMCA
Furniture donated by Divine Consign is used in their residences and common areas.

Provides services for children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families. All proceeds go to support client programs.
Click here to learn more about Aspire!

Economy Shop
Donations are given to their resale shop. Proceeds are then donated do the various charities they serve:  Day Nursery of Oak Park and River Forest, The Children's Clinic, Thrive Counseling Center and Hephzibah Children's Association.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Mix-N-Match Your Dining Chairs!

We wouldn't go so far to say that matching dining sets are "out" - in fact, a well-appointed matching dining set always looks divine (we like that word).

Here is our big BUT (hee hee) - mixing and matching dining chairs is just so fun!! There are all sorts of ways to combine different chair styles to achieve an eclectic and finished dining space.

Each chair is different, but two or more chairs have the same finish.
Grab a can of spray paint and finish chairs the same color to create cohesiveness.
Paint chairs a neutral color and reupholster in the same fabric - love it!
Divine Consign always has dining chairs just waiting to be transformed. PLUS, with our brand new DESIGN CENTER we can REUPHOLSTER your chairs too! Woo hoo!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Look at me! I'm a Heckman Executive Desk...

My owner, Theodore Roland Waldorf III, thinks the leather inlay on my desktop will certainly impress his important clients. You see, Mr. Waldorf is a soon-to-be partner at his firm, and having a HECKMAN EXECUTIVE DESK will help him achieve his goal!
My turn-of-the-century design is highlighted with carved drawer fronts, gold-accented leather, and antique brass hardware.  Mr. Waldorf appreciates the solid oak wood and the finished back, how divine!

Mr. Waldorf's personal secretary is thankful the desk has two file drawers that masquerade as 5 small drawers keeping him organized, stylish and functional!
Go ahead and try to be like Theodore Roland Waldorf III, buy a fabulous Heckman desk, just like me, at Divine Consign - if you think you're worthy...

Monday, December 6, 2010

Design Center Grand Opening

Divine Consign is now offering custom drapery and upholstery services! Announcing our
Design Center 
Grand Opening!!
Visit our studio and design library filled with AWESOME drapery and upholstery fabrics (which, yes, we will sell by the yard at ridiculously reasonable prices!) Custom Upholstery Services as easy as 1-2-3!
1 Purchase a super-cool item you want reupholstered from the awesome selection in our two showrooms
2 Choose your fabric from the rocking selection of upholstery fabric in our design studio
 3 Number 3? There is no number 3! It's as easy as 1-2!
  Custom Drapery Services ALSO as easy as 1-2-3!
1 Choose your style from your favorite design magazine or check out the great options in our design library
2 Measure your windows and bring us your measurements with a photograph of your windows
3 Choose your fabric and trim from the amazing selection in our design studio

AREN'T WE AWESOME?!  Say it, Church Lady!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

'Twas a Month Before Christmas

"'Twas a month before Christmas and all through the house, my furniture looked awful, I blame my spouse.
His stockings were flung on the floor without care, the smell alone was straightening my hair!
My shoes were nestled all snug on my bed, while visions stained upholstery danced in my head.
I thought of hiding the stains with a kerchief and cap, - I'll never fool the in-laws with an old trick like that!
When out in the hall there arose such a clatter, I really shouldn't hang light fixtures with tape and cake batter!
Propelled toward the window I flew like a flash, tripped over a broken table and an old drapery sash!
The moon on the crest of the new fallen snow, gave a luster to the junk pile where our old sofa should go.
When upon what did my wondering eyes begin to stare, but that old dining table and those eight folding chairs.
With a little screwdriver and some duct tape to stick, I realized my "repairs" would not do the trick.
More rapid than eagles, to the conclusion I came, I thought DIVINE CONSIGN and then yelled out their names.
Now Jimmy! Now Robert! Let's get us a fixin', before presents need opening and cocktails need mixin'!
From the top of the roof to those annoying knee walls, get rid of it, get rid of it, get rid of it all!
So out of the house the coursers I flew, with a handful of photos and a credit card too!
And there it was twinkling, right there on the street, the place where the environment and common sense meet.
As I drew in a breath while gaining some ground, I yelled "DIVINE CONSIGN" with my normal loud sound!
It was dressed with fab furniture in every square foot, a resale store not tarnished with ashes and soot.
A bundle of good buys from the front to the back, it had an eco-conscious edge that other stores lacked.
My eyes how they twinkled, my cheeks like a berry, they have oodles of gift ideas for my mother-in-law Mary.
My droll little mouth was drawn up tight as a bow, as I checked off my list and needed only one place to go.
Then I saw it, this man who was gritting his teeth, he was eyeing the table I wanted for Keith!
The man had a broad face and a little round belly, I took him out so fast he was nothing but jelly.
Oh, there's a sofa so plump and a cherry bookshelf, I had to have it so I approached it with stealth.
I moved slowly but quickly and didn't turn my head, if someone knows I want it, I'll have something to dread!
I spoke not a word but went straight to my work, filling out "sold" tags while smiling a knowing smirk.
No more using my fingers to plug up my nose, as I walked by that chair that belonged to Aunt Rose!
I finished shopping and to the delivery team gave a whistle, and away we all flew like an old NASA missile.
As the delivery team finished and drove into the night, I happily exclaimed "Thanks DIVINE CONSIGN my house looks just right!"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Repurposing Baby Changing Table

"What in the world am I going to do with my old changing table?"
Don't worry! Divine Consign is coming to the rescue with a GREAT repurposing idea for your outgrown changing table!  Ready for this?
You can thank us later. Here's how it goes:
* TOP SHELF - rolls of wrapping paper
* MIDDLE SHELF - baskets and bins full of scissors, tape, bows, ribbons, etc.
* BOTTOM SHELF - gift boxes and bags
Also, if you were one of those naive first-time parents who thought THIS would be a great idea (you know you never remained this neat) ...
... it is now TOTALLY useful as a gift wrapping station addition. Think gift tags, pens, tissue paper, little gift wrapping baubles, etc.
Voila! Just in time for the holidays too. Okay, we're ready for our "Thank You" now!