Featured in Stimuli Magazine: The Story of The Passionate Home

Featured in Stimuli Magazine: The Story of The Passionate Home

We're proud to announce that Carrie will be a regular contributor for Stimuli Magazine!

We're so grateful to the Stimuli team for sharing Carrie's story about the how The Passionate Home to be. We wanted to share a little excerpt for you here.

Read the full blog post here and stay tuned for a new article by Carrie each month!

The Journey: The Passionate Home

It all started with a tea table and then I had to save my marriage! Yup, some things can just get out of hand and that is just what happened to me one afternoon when I entered into my garage with a small square oak table, a handful of dollar store paints and a paint brush!

So let me just back up a bit.

Our good friends had just had a baby girl, it was 2002 and I had just taken a One Stroke painting class where you learn how to paint bird’s nests, flowers, and that sort of thing. They had asked if I would like to practice my new craft on an old table they had. I could make baby Kate a tea table for her room, so of course I jumped at the chance to be an artist.

I went right to work. I remember like it was yesterday, entering the garage with my paints and my samples that I had created in class. The next thing I remember is standing up and looking down and thinking WOW…I did that??

My focused face broke into a wild smile and my eyes started scanning around the garage for my next project! My next masterpiece! I like to call that my “aha” moment (Just like Oprah!!)

Read the rest of the story here!


Dec 07, 2016

Dear Ideal Painting,

Thank you so much for taking the time to message me, I appreciate your kind words!

Carrie Thachuk
Nov 06, 2016

Hi Carrie,
After reading your story, I am really inspired and appreciate the work you did. In this post, I found that happiness is our around, we just need to find that and you found in painting your garage. Keep posting such a beautiful blogs.

Ideal Painting and Decorating

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