Be Junk Chic is figuratively the stuff dreams are made of. The idea of a selfleveling chalk-based paint came to Trish Small one day while she was spending her days in a high-end interior design firm in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles. A paint that was literally a dream to work with.
She spent her evenings and weekends perfecting her paint recipe, refinishing furniture pieces and testing them out in her own interior spaces and weekend indie markets in the southern California area. She tweaked the recipe and finally hit on what she needed. Easy to apply, easy to distress, easy on the eyes, with the superpower ability to take your breath away. Her color palette was refined and Be Junk Chic was born.
Sandpoint was calling her name, in the quiet way it does as you drive over the Long Bridge at sunset. It wasn’t a question of whether she would move home, but when she would move home and where she would locate her business. Trish, her husband Eugene, and three beautiful children pulled back into Sandpoint and the rest is history.
Their first storefront was upstairs in Zany Zebra, but Sandpoint showed them some love downtown, and they quickly felt the need to expand. Trish found Carolyn Jordan, and the two quickly realized their amazing superpowers together and teamed up as coowners. Their grand opening took place at 118 N. Second Avenue this spring and they haven’t looked back!
The new space has retail space, furniture restoration, a paint bar featuring 32 custom colors aligning with the seasons style trends mixed on site, curated finds, and the niche market of custom cabinet refinishing, featuring the Be Junk Chic paint line. Paint and wax can be purchased online at their website, www.bejunkchic.com, and if you come into the store, make sure you sign up for their email list for a periodic mailer with special coupons for Be Junk Chic enthusiasts.
Trish and Carolyn are both invested in the community of Sandpoint. They regularly volunteer to help with Jacey’s Race and Festival of Trees, as well as teaching sewing and life skills to school age children. They spend a lot of their free time volunteering at their children’s schools and throwing paint parties for fundraisers for various causes. By putting family and faith in the forefront, their business has followed suit and is thriving in downtown Sandpoint. A new business venture doesn’t get off the ground without a lot of hard work and hustle, something this dynamic duo knows all about. It was a team effort to renovate the Second Avenue space to fit their brand and business model, involving both family and friends, in the way that Sandpoint is famous for.
Today the space is bright and inviting, featuring the colors of their paint line on the furniture as well as in the curated art and pieces they have for sale. They feature local artisans such as Salty Bison, Buffalo Girls, Hello Sunshine Shoppe and many more. The clean lines in their styling give a breath of fresh air to the downtown corridor.
Their focus on design, curated finds and refinishing lends room for the imagination to soar and the sky is literally the limit. If you’re looking for a custom piece, come in and get a quote, they will scour the area for the perfect piece, and if they can’t find it, they use local artisans to build it for you, delivering it into your hands with your choice of paint and wax finishes.
Visit them today in downtown Sandpoint and see why Be Junk Chic is making a name for itself in Sandpoint and beyond.
Be Junk Chic
118 N. Second Avenue
Sandpoint, ID 83864
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