Meet The Owner
I'm Karen (yes like the meme but NOT). Some may say I'm a dreamer but I'm not the only one! Did you just sing that? I did! lol
I have always had a creative spirit and an old soul. Whether it's turning someone else's trash into my treasure, writing what I like to call "poetry", completing home improvement projects, collecting pieces of statement clothing that I will more than likely never wear, redecorating any room in my house or painting along to Bob Ross in my Livingroom I find it all therapeutic!
Back in 2019 I was working a career that I loved but was also feeling the weight of the world and decided to take a sabbatical. After speaking with friends & loved ones it became apparent that most people were feeling the same way I was.
That's when it hit me and I knew what I was going to do! I was going to open a fun and friendly place for people to get creative, take the weight of the world off their shoulders and forget about life for a little while. During my research I came across Hammer & Stain license and fell head over heals! Unlike franchises Hammer & Stain offered me an opportunity to own my own small business and have both creative & business freedom. I also got an amazing support system of 100+ owner from across the country.
It was the perfect storm and before I know it I officially quite my job spent my saving and opened the doors to my very own small business in March of 2020.
Two weeks later a world wide pandemic hit. I was hoping for this venture to go viral but Covid-19 is NOT what I had planned! I was forced to close my doors just two weeks after my grand opening! Yes, I went home and cried but then remembered why I started this in the first place! So I quickly pivot my business plan and haven't looked back since.
I'm forever grateful to my community, family & friends for all the support along this roller coaster ride and am looking forward to what the future brings!
Stay happy & healthy,