THE PAINT WAGON: A new kind of Online Co-op.
We are a network of artists, artisans, designers and collectors supporting each other through the exchange of knowledge, inspiration and resources while also sharing our professional services & “years-in-the-trade” wisdom with the ever-expanding “D-I-Y” community.
Simply put; Etsy + Pinterest + LinkedIn + Service Magic + This Old House’s Q&A Forum = The Paint Wagon
The concept of “The Paint Wagon” was born out of a common bond between a group of friends for their love of dumpster diving and “re-vamping” others thrown away furniture & wares. Not a new concept, we had all been doing it for years, either as hobby or professionally, bouncing project ideas and style tips off one another and swapping magazines like they were going out of style. We recognized that we were surrounded by so many talented people, all with their own aesthetic and craft and tried for years to figure out ways that we could all work together without having to “work together” as we are also all commonly afflicted by the travel bug and very few of us had acquired the ability to stay in one place. So we knew we had to be mobile and a traditional bricks-and-mortar shop was out of the question. We realized that there was A LOT of people offering salvaged, painted furniture and faux finishing and the basic tools and techniques required for both; but there were very few, if any, who were offering “fine” finishing and advanced techniques and the information and hands-on services to accompany them.
Medium/Craft- Painted Furniture, Fine Finishes & Wares, Stained Glass, Photography
Style- Organic Eclectic
Locations- Cape May, Philadelphia, Savannah
Story- Apprenticeships in Stained Glass and Architectural Restoration & Refinishing, Faux Finishing…more
Medium/Craft- Watercolors, Oil on Canvas, Fine & Faux Finishes & Wares
Style- Refined Contemporary
Locations- Savannah, Chicago
Story- Michigan State University, Bachelor of Fine Arts…more
Skill- Fine Carpentry
Style- Traditionalist (if there ever was one)
Location- Lancaster, Philadelphia
Story- Oh where, oh where does one begin with the story of the “ole Woodfitter.” Well, it all started in a Spencer’s gift store… more
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