Welcome to Frankie Jo’s! I’m super excited that I am taking my little hobby to the next step and creating a little boutique that will offer a variety products that will have meanings that are near and dear to my heart. But how did I get to here? Well….I am a full time teacher for 15 years, wife to my hubby for 16 wonderful years, and a mom to my 10 year old son. In the hustle and bustle of our busy lives, on a whim I took a chalk paint class…that was almost 2 years ago….I was hooked! Finding old furniture and giving the pieces new life was so much fun! It was my therapy. I couldn’t find enough stuff to paint!! So I began selling the pieces and eventually people wanted me to paint pieces for them! This was sooo exciting! People started asking if I had a business…after thinking about it, I thought why not!
Well a business needs a name and immediately, Frankie Jo’s popped into my head. Frank was my grandfather and Joan (pronounced Joanne) was my grandmother and boom that’s where Frankie Jo’s came from. But why Frank and Joan? That’s easy! I am an only child and I was their only grandchild. So to say that we were close is an understatement…they were my whole world and I was theirs. I can remember as a little girl going with my grandmother and her dear sister (Aunt Betty) to garage sales. My grandmother and Aunt Betty loved antiques, but my Aunt Betty loved to refurbish furniture. I guess I get it honest! Anyway…I guess naming my little biz after my grandparents seemed perfect! After they passed away, I found the above picture in their house and it’s my absolute fav of them! I mean this picture says it all. You can just see the love they had for each other. Don’t they just look adorable!?!?
So what products will we carry? Well…I am a distributor of Wise Owl Chalk Synthesis Paint and their full line of paint supplies. I cannot emphasize enough how much I LOVE this company. Wise Owl is passionate about so many of the same things I am. That will be another blog post. 🙂 I love all the paint and supplies but I wanted to carry more! I am releasing a sneak peek soon to show some of our new products. The plan is to introduce new things gradually since I still have a full time job as a teacher, wife, and mom!
Thank you for checking us out!
-xoxo Frankie Jo’s