I LOVE Saturdays at Winsome....the sun is pouring in the windows this morning and customers are cheery and chatty. I just finished ringing up a lady who is from Venezuela. Her American friend asks "How do you, on an emtional level, allow yourself to paint these old pieces? I mean," she continues "I have an old sideboard at home that I would love to paint but it was my grandmothers."
I LOVE that I have such intelligent customers with feelings! So, I talk to her about the fact that most of our pieces are in need of being rescued with parts missing or finishes in bad shape and that we look at it as giving the piece a new life. Besides, there is no emotional attachment to these pieces. I remind her that in our history we did paint furniture and that people are still paying hefty prices for those old pieces with original paint....it was a good conversation; not sure if she'll paint or not.
He is my best friend and business partner. He is 50% of our business and he "gets it!" I am so blessed to be taking this journey with him!