From home hobby to brick and mortar: Local crafter takes the next step

NORWICH – A local woman with a flair for eclectic and vintage design has recently brought what started out as a home-based hobby to the general public for all to enjoy.

Erica Kenyon, the mad genius behind the collection of boutique offerings, took the plunge into retailing her wares at a familiar brick and mortar establishment only after testing the waters elsewhere – realizing that she had the potential to move product lucratively.

Handsome antique furniture pieces needing a little bit of love are transformed into one-of-a-kind creations at the hands of Kenyon.

“I have been hand-painting furniture for a while now, and I love it all; from bright colored pieces that knock your socks off to the beauty and serenity of the many shades of white, grey, and black,” Kenyon said. “I do all of the upholstery and finishes myself, that's the part that I enjoy the most. I was selling some of my work in a shop up in Hamilton, but I quickly realized that I that it would be more convenient and more profitable if I could somehow sell closer to home.”

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