I am a big fan of a good DIY project, however I will be the first to admit that sometimes I do bite or buy more than I can work out. Well, there is a new gal in town that will take your old pieces and give them a new lease on their design life. Perfect for those of us that have busy schedules and good intentions!
Leaving a comfortable full-time job in Calgary’s oil & gas industry in a turbulent economy is not an easy thing to do but Tara Jamieson has done just that by trading in her power suits for a pair of coveralls. Jamieson has turned her love of do-it-yourself furniture repurposing into a full-time job by opening Lauren Lane Décor, creating custom furniture pieces, teaching DIY classes and exclusively selling Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
The overwhelming response led to the opening of Lauren Lane Décor, a 2,500 square foot multi-purpose studio space in Calgary’s SE light industrial (just off Ogden Road SE). Customers can browse the mountains of unfinished furniture and have them finished to their liking or hire Lauren Lane to refinish pieces that they bring to the studio.
Lauren Lane Décor works exclusively with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and her own line of brushes, the ultimate tools for covering old furniture with ease. Each week Jamieson also hosts a number of classes on how to use the products and tips on refinishing techniques.