Welcome Spring !

Welcome to Chateau Moo

a small brick and mortar (it was called a Mom-n-Pop Shop back in the good old days) in Dayton, Iowa …

We carry an assortment of chalk paint* and some supplies, Tin Silo Candles and Glass by Gina (mosaic stones and stained glass décor). We sell chalk painted furniture, antique and vintage furniture, home décor, lawn art, apparel, signage of all kinds as well as thoughtful gift items. * Country Chic & Dixie Belle

We are happy to announce the addition of …

Re-Design with Prima® is a line of D.I.Y. products meant to inspire you and help you create works that will turn even the simplest D.I.Y. project into one that truly POPS. All of their products are easy to use and the online community is a helpful collection of characters that are more than willing to share their tips, tricks and techniques. It seems each project we have pulled together using these products has led us to start another piece. Plain old fun with creative, artistic. and elegant results. In case you can’t tell, we like these products and think you will also.

Dixie Belle Paint Dixie Belle Paint is a family-owned and operated company that believes that chalk painting is for everyone and we should all be able to enjoy the fun and therapy painting can bring without breaking the bank. Built on American values, in America with true Southern Hospitality.

Who we are …

a couple of retired/semi-retired folks who spend their “free” time visiting some favorite haunts, seeking treasures at flea markets, yard sales, barn sales, estate sales, ratty old barns even roadside freebies (really). Over the past year we’ve met many interesting people, heard some very interesting stories, usually about the background of some piece of furniture or another.

It really is a fun way enjoy our time together. We’ve logged a lot of miles, dined in too many restaurants to count and come to the conclusion that almost everywhere in Des Moines is near the Hickman / Merle Hay intersection.

This first year, in spite of all of this discombobulation going on in the world, making new friends (masked), seeing Iowa up close (even the heartbreaking damage caused by the derecho), being in the shop and being creative has been memorable as well as fun. – Mike

Some of the D.I.Y. products we carry
Country Chic Chalk Paint and Supplies
D.I.Y. Décor Supplies
Chalk Paint, Supplies and Hospitality

A few of our favorite places to browse

The Cornucopia, Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa Currently undergoing a major renovation to the dining area. The gift shop is relocating to Historic Downtown Ames as I write.

Gravy Home Goods, Main Street, Jewell, Iowa. This shop calls itself a “vintage home goods store with original and repurposed finds to make your house fresh and fun”. And that it is. It’s also chock full of ideas. Did I mention the owner? More fun than her inventory.

Carroll Design & Salvage, Hwy. 30 Carroll, Iowa. An eclectic array of vendors and some cool stuff also. D.I.Y. home décor supplies and ideas abound. Well worth a visit.

Where to next?

Chateau Moo

French Country Cottage and a whole bunch of other stuff

Open Hours

Mon – Wed: By Appointment
Thu – Sun: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm


(641) 491-0775 Daun (515) 368-0211 Mike


37 South Main Street
Dayton, IA 50530

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