Passion for painting
Hi my name is Sandra. I started painting furniture when my boyfriend and I moved into our first home together. There were so many more expenses than we had imagined. We bought a few new furniture pieces and spent all of our budget on only furnishing our living room. So the rest of the house was bare. I love to decorate and entertain so having a bare home for me was not an option since I love to host parties and dinners. Our solution was to shop at thrift stores and to find old furniture to paint. When our home became fully furnished I couldn't stop buying furniture and painting them. I was obsessed! I started selling through my home by listing items on Craigslist, Etsy, and Offer up and then the opportunity lead to me to rent booths in other furniture stores and I think that’s when my dream of owning my own store really started. I have always been in high sale driven careers and I’ve worked for Bank of America, Verizon Wireless and Comcast. They were all great jobs but I always felt like I was missing something in my career. In February I was given a great opportunity to leave Comcast and start my own path and I didn’t hesitate to take it. I haven’t looked back and I’m so happy that my path lead me to open my own store at the Country Village Shops. I specialize in painted furniture and home décor and I do handmade candles and paper art too. My home is decorated with Vintage pieces, new and handmade and my store represents what I have at home and what I love to decorate with. I'm so happy that I got this wonderful store and I'm able to share my passion with everyone. I love to talk about painting furniture so when you come and you have any questions about painting feel free to chat me up. Come check out my happy place in the Country Village Bothell, I'm right behind the the Town Hall Antiques. This Village is pretty magical too if you haven't been here, we have ducks, chickens and bunnies that roam around. It's a dream come true to have a store at this location.