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A chat with Elise from The painted Brush & co.

Anthony Mills

I asked Elise from The painted Brush & co some questions.

It is always great to hear what started retailers painting and some of their tips.

Name of your business?

The Painted Brush & Co

How long have been painting furniture?

I have been designing, building and restoring furniture for over ten years, I began in High-School! I dabbled in painting furniture for years before it became my passion 5 years ago. 

What inspired you to paint and relove furniture?

Originally it was an opportunity for me to make some extra cash during a financially difficult time…it took 12 months to sell my first piece. It then became my therapy and my survival, after a difficult pregnancy and birth I struggled to adjust to motherhood and painting helped me survive those early months. Painting is what makes me happy, my heart and my soul crave it like my belly craves chocolate! 

Do you have a particular style you paint in?

Every colour & every style but white. I love to get creative, try new techniques, I would call my style eclectic because it is a little bit of everything all rolled into one.

What has been your biggest painting disaster to date?

Oliver my at the time 1 year old grabbing a brush and painting the door and carpet of our rental while I was having some quiet me time away from him. 

Why did you decide to stock L'essentiel?

I tried so many brands both international and Australian and none of them truly spoke to me, they didn’t quite tick my boxes. And then L’essentiel came along, I had never even heard the name until they popped up in a google search. I hadn’t even finished my first coat of Delft Blue when I emailed HQ and asked to stock the Range. Finding out that the range is eco-friendly, VOC free and safe to use around my family sealed the deal! 

What is your biggest paint tip you are willing to share with our readers?

It’s only paint! Everything can be fixed, removed and painted over, have fun and let your imagination run wild and most of all don’t be afraid of colour…I promise it won’t bite! 
The Painted Brush & co.

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