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Welcome! I'm Lori, a furniture artist and teacher of how to make and paint all the things! Based in Brooklyn, NY, I carry the full IOD product line, DIY Paint, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, Cling On! Brushes, Paint Pixie Brushes and Monahan Papers for your decoupage and mixed media projects. Don't forget to check out my specially designed DIY craft kits, most with video-guided tutorials. Most products ship anywhere in the USA within 1-2 business days.
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Hand-Painted Furniture in the Heart of Brooklyn
My father, known to his customers as Milton of Zed Furniture Finishing, was a talented craftsman who provided custom finishing to NYC area wholesalers, decorators and fine furniture stores. I was raised with an appreciation for well-made furniture, but despite begging my father for years to teach me what he knew, he refused adamantly, saying furniture finishing was a dirty job that was "not for girls.”
He had one good point: the products he used were pretty harsh; they were all oil-based, required special disposal and had a terrible odor. With the availability today of a multitude of high quality water based products, restoring furniture has become much more accessible to DIY'ers and home hobbyists. The products I sell are water-based chalk and milk paints, all of which are non-toxic and contain no VOC's.
Located within Gentle Touch in the neighborhood of Marine Park in Brooklyn, New York, I carry a full compliment of specialty paint products for furniture up-cycle and restoration. A proud Stockist of the complete Iron Orchid Designs Product line, I also carry DIY Chalk & Clay Paint, Sweet Pickins Milk Paint, Cling On! Brushes and Paint Pixie brushes.