Friday Fortville Mama Feature - Beauty from Ashes FurnitureOne of the elements I love about small town life, is the unique businesses. However, in today's economy small businesses have it rough and many struggle to keep the doors open. The only way Main Street USA can stay vibrant and beautiful is if people support it, and I'm a big supporter of shop and play local.
Periodically, on Fridays, Fortville Mama will be featuring a local small business, so we, as a community, can learn more about these great businesses and help spread the word about their unique offerings. If you have a business you'd like to learn more about, just let us know.
Beauty from Ashes Furniture and More. Owners, Angel Wadman and Stacie Picha are two crafty talented ladies! They met through New Life Christian Fellowship in Fortville and quickly bonded through a shared love for decorating, painting and furniture makeover projects.
During their initial brainstorming on business ideas to encompass all their talents, they thought about possibly opening a small eclectic restaurant in Fortville, but eventually decided on a furniture restoration and refinishing business.
I think they were spot on with their final decision! These ladies amaze me with what they are able to do with old furniture. From desks and dressers to farmhouse tables and old frames and everything in between. Have something specific you'd like? They'll even keep an eye out and work with you to makeover once they find it.
Hate to cart things off to Goodwill? They also take unwanted items and even offer free local pick-up. I took them up on this offer and sent an old coffee table their way. My kids had beat it up fairly well over the years. It was even colored on! Angel and Stacie worked their magic and turned it into a gorgeous mudroom piece!
They currently have many of their available pieces shown on their business Facebook page. They plan to soon open up a store front, but are still on the lookout for the perfect location. In the meantime, they will be hosting another truckload sale in the parking lot of Sunrise Donuts in Fortville on August 17th from 10a.m.-3p.m. Be sure to head out and support this great local business!