My name is Lisa Bammerlin and I own Brick Street Cottage in Marietta, Ohio. I have a confession, I love junk! That’s right, junk! Not for the fact that it is junk in it’s current state, but for it’s potential. My first junk project was at the age of 12, it was an old stop sign that I salvaged from my grandfather’s junk heap at the back of his property in Florida. I brought it back home to Ohio and repainted it with the traditional red and white and added ‘Do Not Enter’ on it. Then I hung it on my bedroom door.
Over the years I have taken hand-me-down pieces of furniture and given them a fresh face. I have built shutters into headboards and reupholstered many dining chairs. Once my children were born, I took a break from my junking and started sewing. After painting an old family table for my daughter’s bedroom, I knew I needed to be doing it again. When I started painting her table I tried making the homemade version of a DIY paint but found it to be no different than latex and wasn’t sold on the trend. After about a year, I decided to give it a go again to see what the hype was all about. I searched high and low for a retailer of DIY paints in my area and found there were none. The closest was at least 75 miles away. While doing research I came across American Paint Company paints and decided to give it a try, I was hooked! So I brought it here to Marietta in June of 2013 and had it stocked at a friend’s store. While I was very grateful for the opportunity it just didn’t seem quite the right fit. So after a year of painting out of my home, attempting a booth in a very crowded antique mall and selling from that shop, I knew I needed to have my own space. It took a few months but I finally found a small retail shop and opened in August of 2013.
I do this for the love of furniture and this place we call home. By saving these treasures from the landfills and basements and attics, we help save our natural resources for future generations. I love the fact that American Paint Company makes the job so much easier with great colors, 100% all natural ingredients and incredible finishes. I also knew that I couldn’t go wrong by choosing an amazing American made product!
So far it has been an incredible journey and I hope that you all will continue to travel down this road with me to see where it all leads. With so many amazing products and so much furniture to paint, it gets better all the time!
Map table finished in Blue Jeans, Beach Glass and Wild Horses with Clear Wax
3 tier table painted in Orange Grove, Home Turf, Shoreline and Clear Wax
Old chap map table painted in Home Plate, Shining Seas, Fireworks Red and Dark Wax
Bar cabinet painted in Rushmore as the base, Smoke Signal lettering and Dark Wax
Buffet painted in Beach Glass and Wild Horses
Buffet finished in Rushmore and Lincoln’s Hat
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