Hi, my name is Patty Henning. I am a decorative artist, and owner of Fabulous Finishes, a business I started back in 2003. I am a Regional Director for Caromal Colours Paints, and Metro Detroit’s Retailer for American Paint Company Chalk Mineral Clay Paints, both awesome decorative finishing products designed for the DO IT YOURSELF client.
I love my job – for 8 years I got to create awesome finishes and hang off ladders transforming client’s walls and ceilings and trimwork, now my passion shifts and I run my Retail Studio, sharing my creative expertise with those that want to tackle some of their own projects.
Much of what I do is not easy DiY stuff -it comes from years of training, working with proprietary products, and honing a talent after years of ‘on-wall’ experience. But the Caromal Colours and American Paint Company paints ARE easy enough to use, without years of training. They were created with the intent of making painting FUN for the homeowner. Proven products. Durable products. EASY products. Green products. And they are addicting!
In 2011 I opened a retail store in Metro Detroit and lived a blessed and busy life, reaching not only cyberspace readers wanting help and ideas through my blog, but also local Metro Detroiter’s that never had a clue these paints existed. The store offered time tested easy to use finishing products, and guided many in workshops that want to paint. The store allowed me to transfer my creative passion to furniture and accessory items, creating awesome finishes that inspired others.
I stated 7 years ago that ‘my world has changed’ Here I am, 2018 and my world has changed again. Last weekend I closed my retail brick storefront. It is bittersweet, there is so much I will miss about it, the amazing people I’ve met mostly, and I wont lie, the big open workspace to make a huge mess…. but running/managing/financing a store is not easy. It brought my heart huge gratification, but the stress and burden of the rest of it wore me down.
I’ve been crazy busy moving the store back to my home studio. I soooooo look forward to reconnecting via my blogposts, sharing a gazillion projects and how to’s I never found time to share. Please bare with me these next couple weeks as I work to move all the goodies back home, organize, and update the products in the store categories.
One day at a time. My life is nothing without God by my side – I thank Him for all the blessings I have received, this is through Him Amen!