IdlewildAlaska

Paintings and Knits from Alaska

Palmer, Alaska · 2 Sales

IdlewildAlaska

Paintings and Knits from Alaska

Palmer, Alaska 2 Sales On Etsy since 2012

Announcement   "Rescued" hand painted furniture, original paintings, and homemade knits from Alaska. Hand painted by me with an emphasis on Alaska. Don't forget to check out the homemade Knit section!

Large furniture rescues are local purchase only. (If I can drive to you from Anchorage, I'll ship it!)

Check out my journey of building our Alaskan homestead on my blog at http://idlewildalaska.com

Announcement

"Rescued" hand painted furniture, original paintings, and homemade knits from Alaska. Hand painted by me with an emphasis on Alaska. Don't forget to check out the homemade Knit section!

Large furniture rescues are local purchase only. (If I can drive to you from Anchorage, I'll ship it!)

Check out my journey of building our Alaskan homestead on my blog at http://idlewildalaska.com

Amanda Idlewild

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Amanda Idlewild

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The Desk with a story...

My first piece. A simple, solid, strong, wooden desk all alone on Craig's List, just waiting for someone to give it life. The owner warned me on the phone, "It was writting all over the top of it. It used to be in an institution." Institution??? My first thought was some sort of mental institiution and my mind lept to all sorts of ideas of just what may be written on my desk. The gentleman was kind enough to help me load it into the back of my pickup truck and I was off. Once I got it home, I was really able to look at it. But the writting wasn't at all what I was expecting. "KING JESUS THE ALMIGHTY" "The righteous cry out and the Lord hears them. Psalm 34:17" "Have mercy on me Lord, for I am weak, O Lord. Heal me for my bones are sore vexed. Psalm 6:2" It was a humble little desk with great beginnings. Who were these people who wrote these on the desk? What kind of institution was it? Whatever kind it was, I like what they were teaching. As soon as I saw the picture of this desk on Craig's List, I could see what I wanted to do to it, to make it beautiful again. I have since painted over the Scriptures and words of encouragement, but they're still there, under the paint, waiting for the next chapter of this humble desk's story.

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  • Amanda

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    I'm an Alaskan homesteading wife with a dream of a self-sufficient life and a love of reading, knitting, painting, and Alaska. Check out my blog at http://idlewildalaska.com to see our homestead!

  • Alpine

    Curator

    Alpine is my malamute/ great pyrenees with a heart as big as the rest of him! He's always around, sniffing, checking, making sure I'm staying busy!

  • Dorothy

    Security

    Dorothy is our boxer/ lab mutt who is the first to let me know if anyone comes in. Intruders beware! She'll greet you with a big, wet kiss!

  • Kenai

    Tester

    Kenai is the newest member of the shop. He's the official tester of everything, as everything must be tasted (according to him).

Shop policies

Last updated on January 19, 2015
Welcome to my shop! Feel free to browse through my hand painted furniture, original paintings, and homemade knits with a touch of Alaska!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
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  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Shipping
Large furniture rescues are local (Alaska road system) purchases only. (With a few exceptions. Please see each piece for details.) Knits and most paintings can be shipping anywhere in the USA!
Refunds and Exchanges
Undamaged returns will be refunded. Return shipping will be covered by the customer. If something was damaged during shipping, please let me know and we'll take care of it asap!