Who, What, Where Wednesday – Pretty in Paint

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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.

Heather at Pretty in Paint

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!

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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.

Bench painted in Navajo White

Bench painted in Navajo White

Dresser painted in Beach Glass with Black Wax

Dresser painted in Beach Glass with Black Wax

Hutch painted in Home Plate with Smoke Signal in the center

Hutch painted in Home Plate with Smoke Signal in the center

Hutch painted in Freedom Road

Hutch painted in Freedom Road

Dresser painted in Shining Seas

Dresser painted in Shining Seas

Dresser painted in Smoke Signal

Dresser painted in Smoke Signal

Cabinet painted in Dollar Bill with Buffet painted in Freedom Road with Black Mica and Wax

Cabinet painted in Dollar Bill with Buffet painted in Freedom Road with Black Mica and Wax

 

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Comments

  1. I love, love, love Pretty in Paint and the work that Mindy does. Plus: she is a sweetheart! I have never had the chance to meet her personally (I grew up close to where her shop is but live six hours away now) but have a few small decorative items that she has been able to ship to me. I think her work is amazing and her spirit is inspiring!

  2. Georgia Todd says:

    Mindy, Heather, and Isabelle, keep up the good work and beautiful spirits! It is a joy to shop and visit in your store.

  3. Thank you for sharing Mindy’s story, and store photos! I am inspired! And, I need to plan a “road trip” to visit her store!

  4. Vicki Russell says:

    I am a huge fan of Pretty in Paint. It’s my “Mother’s day out” stop for inspiration and fun. MIndy , Heather, and Isabelle have been marvelous help as I attempt to accessorize my home. I use the American Paint and have loved this new expression of creativity. Definitely a must stop while in the area. Thanks ladies for always “making my day”. Happy and a prosperous New Year.

  5. Bella Bleu (Karen Thompson) says:

    Mindy and Luke took a huge leap of faith and landed on a cloud. Together they have both garnered the respect and admiration of probably hundred’s of people, myself included. Awesome people, awesome store, awesome talent…I could go on. It’s a blessing to know them.

  6. deidri brouillette says:

    Love the work you gals are doing. I have researched many different paints to achieve the look you of your furniture and I must say your work has been a real inspiration to me. Thanks for the information and I look forward to hear from you and most of all to get started!

  7. Such a pretty place you have and your painted pieces are beautiful!!! Love the piece painted in Dollar Bill, one of my favorite colors!! Keep up the good work!

  8. What a beautiful shop! I wish I lived remotely closer so I could visit, shop and be inspired by Mindy and all the beautiful items displayed so perfectly at Pretty in Paint.

    Jennifer of Ivy Lane

  9. Hi there
    You have a darling store!

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