This Is Who We Are…….

Thank you for being our customer! Truly- sincerely- I mean that! In this global world – where the internet provides endless choices- the fact that you are here at The Purple Painted Lady is huge!

Store front 77 Main Street Sidewalk sale Facebook profile photo vertical websiteI promote that we offer the best customer service in this industry. In fact- just read the post HERE to understand how I feel about customer service and my expectations on how we serve you. I believe strongly in customer service, but The Purple Painted Lady would not be what it is with out all the lovely ladies who help at our shops in Macedon (main store), Greece and Baldwinsville.

I am extremely grateful for them and they all possess unique skills and talents that compliment one another and when added up as a whole- make us pretty awesome. So, this post is dedicated to them! I will be adding more photos and bio’s this coming week, but for now………

I would like to introduce you to Courtney and Britni.

Courtney is the high school graduate on the left, who can draw anything!  She is going to college and is passionate about sign language and will be an amazing interpretor.  Courtney always has a smile on her face and has been impressive in how quickly she learns our business processes.  She is typically the one doing custom painting projects and is our shop “tinker” – in that she can fix just about anything.  And on the off chance she cannot- her dad can!  Her mom, dad and brother are extremely cool people and if you have ever attended our annual September art festival- you will see the whole family there.  I am very – very fortunate to have her and would adopt her – if her mom and dad would allow me too!

 

Then….. I would also like to introduce you to Britni, who is on the right of the photo above.  Typically, if you see one of them…the other is not too far behind!  Britni s a full-time college student by day but the person who is typically managing The Purple Painted Lady’s email coorespondance by night!  She knows her stuff since she is one of my longest employed employees.   Because of Britni, I met Courtney and a few other key players who are part of our team and I am so grateful, that timid young high schooler who boldly walked into my shop….stayed with me and has grown to an amazingly strong woman!  Just a side note, that when Britni graduated, she did so at the top of her class! She rocked her grades and is extremely passionate about the arts. If you stop at the Macedon location….. you might run into her or have her as a workshop instructor since she is now certified through the Annie Sloan organization!

Anne ..who is featured in the photo below basically manages all of the details in our Greece location and is significan in the cool workshops at our Village Gate location for us.  Anne became addicted to Chalk Paint® by Annie Sloan when she found 2 heavy wooden nightstands on the side of her road while walking her dog Stoli and carried them all the way home ANNE Semel Greece store 3200 The Purple Painted Ladyone at a time through a snowstorm. (no joke!)  She loves to save old furniture from thrift stores, garage sales, and the curb. As long as she does something creative every day, she is happy. Visit her in Greece or Village Gate on Saturdays and watch as she transforms some curb side item that was crying our for help into some marvelous piece that she resurrected.

 

 

 

Then we have Dianne. A very community focused friend, past Rotary president and a huge advocate for local volunteering in our community. I am fortunate to have her here! (Dianne is the cute one on the right)

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In our Baldwinsville (Syracuse) location- we have Karen.  She is the one behind the counter in that photo below.  Karen loves her family and also loves to create.  She is amazing at sewing, 

the-purple-painted-lady-in-baldwinsville-check-out2016-13027painting, and just creating beautiful things!  She will do custom work and always can be found at the Bville location.   She joined our team in early 2015 and has grown so much with us!  We appreciate you Karen!

 

 

 

 

And here’s……….Luke in the photo below!  Otherwise known to some ….as “Luke the Duke.”  I met Luke because he stopped at my shop and asked if I would conder putting up on my store’s entrance door a poster promoting a play that he wrote, casted, produced and directed.  i was like, “what?!”  Who is this young twenty-something young man – who has the ability to all of that and where does he work currently?” 

Anyway, I bought about 10 tickets and brought my husband Steve, Daughter Danni and a truckload of her girlfriends to the eprformance and we were all impressed!  It was that night I walked up to Luke and said, “you should really be working at The Purple Painted Lady!”  Well, the rest is history!  So, the photo below shows Luke getting ready to demo at our Village Gate shop.  Thanks Luke for not thinking I am crazy as I solicited you to work at the shop!!!

 

 

 

Next we have Sara who is below on the left …..Sara is amazingly enthusiastic and has a tremendous amount of energy!  She is typically at our main store in Macedon, but can also be found at our Village gate loacation.  Sara helps me have sanity!  She is in tune with all of our merchandise and floor inventory- so if you are looking for something inparticular- she will know which store it is and where it is located.  She’s spunky and has been a life saver to me!

So know that when you order from The Purple Painted Lady® – you help me …..support all of them! : )

Do you want to “age” the piece you are painting?

Do you want to “age” the piece you are painting?

A fun option is using some Antiquing Powder.

You apply it when the wax is still moist and give you a little gritty look. Check it out! http://shop.thepurplepaintedlady.com/Antiquing-Powder_p_172.html

And remember- we sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) To access our On-Line Store click HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to what you should expect from us- click HERE to read that.

Thanks so much!
Trish —

Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint- VIDEO on how to mix it

When it comes to Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint- we love the chippy – rustic look you can create.

We get lots of questions about the best way to mix it. Check out this video link HERE to see how to do it.

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And remember- we sell Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint for $22 per quart and Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) To access our On-Line Store click HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to what you should expect from us- click HERE to read that.

Thanks so much!
Trish —

How to Paint the Hinges or Hardware on Your Cabinets or Furniture

Painting the hinges or hardware on your cabinets or furniture? YES!

Sometimes- on a piece I do not want to remove the hinges or the hardware. I am either being lazy OR…the hardware is not super special and I want it to blend in with the piece versus stand out.

When it comes to painting hinges. I have done that many times- and more often- I am only painting the hinges BUT NOT the hardware.

The advantage of removing hardware versus painting it in place- is that it leaves the door open to easily change it out in the future! Once you paint over in place- it creates a paint seam that will be void of paint beneath. Also- it will be difficult to remove the hardware later if you change your mind about it.

As for painting the hinges though (and hardware) …. it holds up perfectly. Often- on kitchen cabinets- we will paint the hinges- as so to make them visually disappear. That way they are not screaming out, “hey, look at me – I am a hinge.” Who cares about hinges. It is the handles and knobs that we want to have fun with. This is is similar to choosing jewelry for your self- but in this case- it is going on the drawer or cabinet.
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The piece shown above is painted with Louis Blue & Old White Chalk Paint®.

The most important thing to understand when painting hinges- is to apply Chalk Paint® lightly. Basically – like you were “dry brushing” the paint on- and build up the paint slightly in a couple layers after the previous has dried.

When painting hinges, I open the doors too to expose the hinge in different angles- so I get complete coverage.

You do NOT want the paint to be applied thick or have it “caking” in the crevices of the hinge- because that is when it will chip off once dry.

Make sure to wax the hinges also using a rag that already has some residual wax on it from when the cabinet or furniture piece was waxed.

Not sure what it means to “dry brush?” Check out this link HERE.

And remember- we sell Chalk Paint at $34.95 per quart. I ship out every week day all over the US. We offer the lowest flat rate UPS shipping cost so if you are one town away or 10 states away- the shipping cost is the same. We ship same day if your order is placed before our daily UPS pick up. Also- it is my paint sales that keep me in business and allow me to be here to help you. (my shameless, but honest plug) To access our On-Line Store click HERE.

: ) And I will be here to help you as you progress through your future project! And if I do say so myself- we offer the BEST customer service that you will ever experience!

Here is a little post about what I mean when it comes to what you should expect from us- click HERE to read that.

Thanks so much!
Trish —

Distressing Dark Chalk Paint® Colors- (turning white)

Don’t be afraid the first time you distress or sand Graphite (or any dark Chalk Paint® color) – it will start to look as though it is turning to a white.
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That happens a little – BUT after you wipe off the dust and apply the wax- it all disappears and everything is the color it’s suppose to be.

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This thought also applies to when you have multiple colors painted on a surface due to decorative painting. They may look as though they are smearing into one another- but again- blow off the dust and then wax. All will be fine.

And remember~if interested in purchasing Annie Sloan products, please visit our website if interested in ordering Chalk Paint®. We have Chalk Paint® available for $34.95 per quart every day, we offer low/flat rate shipping and it always ships same day (as long as Pete, our UPS guy has not come already!)

In fact- there are many reasons we think buying through us is the best. Read THIS little post about what sets The Purple Painted Lady apart from the rest.

To visit our on-line store- click HERE.

Lastly, we share a lot more information to help you get the most functionality out of your Chalk Paint® on our Facebook page. Consider checking it out by clicking HERE. While there- kindly consider LIKING us.

Thanks again,
Tricia Migliore Kuntz ~The Purple Painted Lady ~
Design/Consulting, Kitchen Cabinet Refurbishing, Custom Painted Furniture, Chalk Paint® & Miss Mustard Seed Milk Paint Retailer & herRochester Blogger

PHONE: 585-750-6056

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At our MAIN STORE at 77 West Main Street in Macedon, NY 14502 OR
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3200 West Ridge Road in Rochester, NY 14626 (The Shops On West Ridge) OR

Our Syracuse, NY location at 1 West Genesee Street, Baldwinsville, NY 13027
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