We had a booth in an antique mall for several years prior to opening a furniture store of our own. I started painting furniture after my first visit to an Anthropologie store. I knew I could paint something and make it look good for much less money and then friends would buy it from me, so I thought I might be onto something. I had never really put too much thought into having a store of our own but
God had other plans for us. We saved our money for two years while looking for a perfect storefront that was in a location with good traffic and was affordable. We found one and negotiated the rent and terms and it felt right to proceed with our new journey! We have been open for 9 months and have been busier than we ever would have thought.
I have been able to hire two employees and have APC paint classes in store twice a month.
We are proud to say that every class has been sold out for 9 months!
Our heart in this business is to encourage women that they CAN decorate and design with their own hands. We love teaching women they can paint a piece of furniture and make it look like a pinterest picture! I love helping them figure out what they are good at and helping find outlets or resources that will help them earn an income while still being at home with their kids.
Here are some pieces that we have painted using our paint of choice, American Paint Company.