Our Featured Retailer this week is The Treasured Home owned by Barbara Bussey and located in Fair Oaks, California.I love to hear about how our retailers got started and fortunately, I was able to hear about Barbara's start. She said, "I "got my feet wet", joining an antique collective in 2012 and quickly knew I was hooked! Later that year, I opened The Treasured Home. Prior to the shop opening, I had been blogging for a couple of years. Since my blog is called the Treasured Home, it sounded like a great name for a shop. While blogging, I followed other bloggers and found out that furniture painting was the rage. So, of course, I had to do it too! Another addiction was born! I knew that I wanted to sell furniture paint and offer classes at the shop and love the depth of the Amy Howard at Home line. I went back to Memphis and was so inspired by Amy. She is my mentor, even though she doesn't know it! I admire her vision, her business acumen and warmth. She's a delightful person and she has created a wonderful paint line. I love the shop and am so happy to see how it's developed. In January, the shop doubled in size and now I have more room for classes, which I offer four or five times a month."
"Amy told us that we should spend half of our time working on our business and half, working in our business. It's great advice. This Tuesday, my first "store manager" begins work. This will allow me more time to do so many things that will grow my business. My go-to paint is Amy's One-Step paint. Yesterday, I painted a ceramic lamp. Today, I bought a brass floor lamp, that will be transformed, with One-Step! I love making something old, new again! The possibilities are endless! I tell people that if everyone in the world, had a paint brush in their hand, there would be world peace. It's true, ya know?!"
Beautifully restored table that was painted with the One Step paint and then gilded on the legs
Painted Fireplace Mantel and Display
The Treasured Home
9906 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Fair Oaks, CA 95628