A close-up of the upper left corner of a black dresser with dark wood accents.

our story

About Born in a Barn

Born in a Barn was born in 2015. I was searching for a new hobby and, after painting my kitchen cabinets, decided that I wanted to try my hand at painting furniture! I bought my first piece of furniture on Craigslist, did some research on Chalk Paint, and just started in.  I finished my first piece and sold it 2 days after I listed it for sale! I was hooked. I started slowly learning more and more about painting—lots of research! When I first started, it was so hard to find out information about the industry—the do’s and don’ts, the processes, etc—so I promised myself that if I ever did this for anything more than a hobby, I would help people by sharing my knowledge. I was becoming busier every day, painting pieces to sell and starting to do custom jobs for clients. My ultimate goal was to turn it into a full-time business.

In the beginning I started selling in a booth in a local shop, after deciding that didn’t work for me I started ultimately working out of my home workshop/garage - it proved to be more successful for me. I worked for years as a side hustle and then decided to quit my “day job” and take Born in a Barn to the next level. That also included honoring my initial thought of helping others. I wanted to create ways to not only have different revenue streams - not just painting, but teaching people the in’s and out’s of the business.  That next step is when I created my YouTube channel which host tutorials, my one on one lessons, and started working with companies in the industry to promote and share products for my followers.

Kimberly smiling and standing in a cozy barn setting behind a freshly painted white dresser.

Meet Kimberly

Hi and welcome to Born in a Barn Boutique! My name is Kimberly and I am the owner and artist behind the brand. I started my painting journey in 2015 and haven’t put the paintbrush down since. I have always loved painting—always changing up the colors in our home over the years. One day, I bought an old piece of furniture and thought it would be fun to make it over. I had no idea what I was doing, but that challenge was half of the fun.

I was doing this as a hobby, perfecting my craft over the years while working full-time as a Real Estate Appraiser until I was able to take the leap and make Born in a Barn my full-time job. I have an awesome husband; I am a proud mom of a son and 2 amazing stepsons. I love anything pink, love to work out, and love to decorate! My husband and I love to create, renovate, and work together on projects.

Thank you for joining me on this amazing adventure to refinish beautiful furniture and empower others to do the same!

Kimberly smiling next to a Born in a Barn sign and a sign reading "My barn, my rules."
Happy Kimberly smiling in her workshop. She is standing in front of a decorative window and wreath.


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