Established in 2017, The Painted Attic opened in a cozy, quaint home in Hammonds Plains, NS. The name originated from Molly's memorable visits to her grandparent's place in Sydney, NS where going up into the attic was always an adventure.. lamps, LPs, roller skates, firefighter helmets, coal miner head lamps.. you really never knew what you'd find.
Since its beginning, TPA has undergone a number of changes; new locations, more locations, less locations.. always just trying to find the right mix and demographic. Now we sit in Bayer's Lake Park in Halifax, NS where we have been for the last five years. An ever changing landscape, we never know what may be coming next, all we know is it will always be worth the wait!
Born and raised in Cape Breton, I always found hobbies that allowed me to tap into my creativity. Being the kid in high school with the scribbler full of doodles, I was often told I wasn't paying attention. Ironically, I was using the doodling as an outlet actually helping me to focus.
Since owning a home, I would quite often refinish and relove my stuff, mostly through painting my pieces. After working in the corporate IT world for over 20 years, I chose to turn my passion from my hobby into my career - I never looked back!
I was once told my a customer-friend that since I had opened my business I had "created a community of creatives" in Halifax and throughout the province. Never once had I imagined this to come as a result of my little shop.
I do what I do because I love it!
It brings me so much joy knowing others love it too.
At The Painted Attic, our mission is to empower people with the knowledge and skills to tackle any DIY project they desire. We believe that everyone has the potential to be a DIY expert and we're here to guide and teach whenever we can!
Our team is made up of experienced DIY enthusiasts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with others. We strive to provide the best possible resources and advice to our painters and DIY enthusiasts.
We have a wide range of DIY products and tools in store, from highest quality brushes to finishing and embellishments and everything in between. Our products are always easy to use, with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips.