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Before we were Iron Orchid / DIY Wall Decor Giveaway!

The other day Josie and I went on a brief trip down south to visit Prima Marketing, our long time product manufacturers. We were there to say hello, but also to film some video on our latest products.

It dawned on me as I was watching Jos prep one of the products for the video (sorry, I can’t reveal what the products is just yet! soon though, very soon!) that we have truly come full circle her and I and it made me realize it might be fun for you all to know the how and what of Josie and I as a business partnership! ( I won’t take you back to 1980 when we had a dog walking business or sold homemade Christmas wreaths.)

Soon after my oldest daughter was born Josie came over and we painted a Dr. Seuss mural all over her nursery walls. ( I’ll dig those photos up someday! It was before digital, so I’ll have to scan them, lol) It was so darling, and we got so many compliments and offers of work that we decided we should start a little business. Before we did though, we thought it would be a good idea to apprentice under a well known Artisan in the area. We learned a lot and it wasn’t long before the two of us were off on our own doing our thing and loving it. We had quite the repertoire of techniques including decorative finishes and plaster, old world finishes, hand painted art etc. Our business name was Palazzo decorative painting. We even had a guest appearance on ” The Christopher Lowell Show” in 2002. It was a wonderful time and we learned to work together in harmony ( most of the time… well sometimes… ok we fought a lot, but we got it out of our system!) After a few years the laws changed concerning the type of license you had to have and we realized it was a good time for us to take a break and just spend time with our families. A couple years later is when we started working with Prima designing paper and other wonderful lovelies for the craft industry and it was happily ever after.

When our DIY Decor line comes out, remember this blog post. ( *wink**wink* )

and now to the giveaway… something fun for your walls! We’re giving away a kit to make yourselves a pretty wall decor piece, similar to this: It will include the Cart Blanche barn wood plaque, a Vintage Metals piece, our Resin Flower Faces and a paintable.

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Follow us on Instagram and share our contest post on Instagram, then leave a comment on our Instagram post. We will select a winner by random number 10/21/15 at midnight and announce the next morning. Good luck!

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