What Do I Paint?

I love to paint kitchens!  You could say that's my specialty, however, I also love to update other places in your home.  I have painted and whitewashed brick fireplaces and updated the inserts, painted walls, painted front entrance doors, painted and stenciled tile backsplashes, installed board and batten and shiplap, as well as many other home improvement projects.  Whenever possible, I try to connect with other local small businesses to recommend people I know who may be able to help you complete a project if it's something I don't do myself.  

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Karen Shippey - Owner

I started Cottage Whimsy in 2014.  I have been painting for over two decades, starting with projects in my own home.  Gradually, my love for DIY began to extend to friends and family, and a business was born.  I love the experiences of meeting so many people, and working in various environments to help people achieve a space they feel comfortable in and enjoy.  I've learned so much over the years, and I love that my job enables me to hone my skills while learning new ones, and build relationships with my clients along the way.
In my personal life, I am a wife and mom.  I have two big, lazy Old English Bulldogges named Brynn and Buddy.  I love animals (partial to dogs), black coffee, DIY, and country living.  I value honesty, communication, and integrity, and I strive to make these three things core values in my business.