The Painted Owl celebrates its one year anniversary on Main Street in Placerville
Celebration is in the air at The Painted Owl on Main Street as they ring in their one year anniversary. Artists, Designers, and Do-it-yourselfers flock to the store as a creative milieu.
The Painted Owl provides home furnishings and décor created by artists and crafts people committed to the principles of repurposing, reusing, restyling, recreating and reloving items that might otherwise be overlooked or undervalued. Classes are also offered on how to create new looks on furniture with Maison Blanche paints and finishes as well as the Old Fashioned Milk Paint line.
Heidi Mayerhofer, The Painted Owl’s owner shares, “Looking back on our first year we recall our mistakes with humor, our successes with gratitude, and our future with great optimism. We seem to have struck a creative chord in our beloved community. We hope we can continue to provide inspiration to our customers, that they may begin to look at things with new eyes and see beauty in imperfection.”
The store concept originated on a road trip with Heidi and her dear friend, Anne Mello, who was a seasoned furniture painter. Together with the support of Anne, Heidi’s husband Ben, Artist Sheri Hoeger and neighbor Charlene White, Heidi brought the vision to life. Inspiration and creativity are palpable the moment you walk in to the friendly store and studio.
There is also a wide variety of classes for the community to create their own masterpieces. Classes include repurposing, open studio, individual projects and the PLAN A PARTY option (choose a date and a project to do with a group of your friends). Make a chalkboard or a tray from a cupboard door and the basics of furniture paint finishes are just a few examples of classes. A complete list of classes offered can be found at www.the-painted-owl or in the store.
Local artist Sheri Hoeger of The Mad Stencilist shares, “I am so delighted to be involved with The Painted Owl. To have this creative center devoted to repurposing and reloving furnishings and accessories wrapped up in classes and workshops and tied together with warm, friendly people is a real gift to our community. I am looking forward to many more years to come.”
The Painted Owl carries both Maison Blanche Furniture Paint and The Old Fashioned Milk Paint Company brands, both lines have a wide range of beautiful colors and finishes. Furniture and other creative items in the store display the different colors and finishing techniques that can be used to revive an old piece you have at home. The possibilities are endless at The Painted Owl. Stop by The Painted Owl to learn how you too can recreate an old piece with color and love.
The Painted Owl
376 Main Street
Placerville, CA 95667