The Carpenter's Daughter, which opened last week in Grandview, is brimming with handcrafted furniture, decor and double-take-worthy prices.

The Carpenter's Daughter, which opened last week in Grandview, is brimming with handcrafted furniture, decor and double-take-worthy prices.

That's exactly what I did when I saw a queen-size headboard and bed frame selling for only $100. The store gave the wooden back-piece a facelift with a sandpaper scrub-down and white paint job, and then reset it with new screws and sturdier glue.

Beside it sat a dresser and large nightstand, both painted white and updated with new pulls. The matching set could complete a bedroom for less than $400.

"I'm a great shopper," said owner Kelli Akers with a laugh. "I like to get the best deal and I want our customers to get that, too."

Kelli is the carpenter's daughter her store's name references. She shops for the inventory while her wood-working father Whitt Akers is busy in the back shop.

The two have that hospitable Southern friendliness, gleaned from a family history in West Virginia and Georgia, and they willingly tell the story of each piece in the space.

There's a lot to tell. The inventory is a mix of resale pieces, repurposed items and new furniture Whitt made from recycled wood.

The repurposed works are the most interesting. There's a crave-worthy $185 room divider crafted out of old doors from the 1800s. And the Akers have breathed new life into the Victorian-like metalwork of old Singer sewing machine stands, turning them into tables topped with refurbished wood or clear glass circles.

"It keeps really well-made pieces out of the landfill," Akers said.

The store's setup isn't fancy, and some pieces have a musty feel - old glass ashtrays, a chipped kitty knick-knack, yellowed art in frames - that might be more applicable as-is in Grandma's bedroom but have great potential for cool artistic reboots.

Shoppers will find some standout accessories, like the $22 Flyer sled, an American classic, or the fragile $80 antique baby buggy with a lost-and-found beauty to it that's just begging to accent a modern interior design.

Also noteworthy/awesome: Whitt works secret compartments and drawers into many of his pieces. He only shares their whereabouts and how to access them with the person who will use the furniture.