MicheleSpragueDesign

Whimsical, Hand-Painted Furniture & Home Decor

New York, United States · 2011 Sales

MicheleSpragueDesign

Whimsical, Hand-Painted Furniture & Home Decor

New York, United States 2011 Sales On Etsy since 2008

5 out of 5 stars
(466)

Announcement   I call my style "REFINED WHIMSY". Fanciful and fun, but with a feel of sophistication and class. No sloppy edges here! If you're a person with distinctive taste, who appreciates unique, custom, heirloom quality, functional, hand-painted art, then I'm the Artist for you.

Every item you purchase from my shop, will be created specifically for you, from start to finish, in my New York studio.

If CUSTOM is your preference, we will work together to design a treasure that is perfect for your space or for a personal gift.

Better yet. Send me one or more of YOUR items, and I'll transform it, and return it to you to enjoy forever.

Trash to Treasure.....
Drab to Dramatic.......
Boring to Brilliant......

Check out my gallery posts, for more ideas about that! Contact me and we will work out all the details.

After almost 2000 sales - from one end of the globe to the other - and in business since 2010, I have fine-tuned the process of creating custom work, via on-line communications. It CAN be done. What a great, crazy world right?

Have confidence. My 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Star rating speaks for itself! I'm very proud of that!

Thank you for stopping by. Contact me any time. I'd be delighted to work with you.

Michele




Please see my policies before purchase.

Announcement
Last updated on Apr 7, 2016

I call my style "REFINED WHIMSY". Fanciful and fun, but with a feel of sophistication and class. No sloppy edges here! If you're a person with distinctive taste, who appreciates unique, custom, heirloom quality, functional, hand-painted art, then I'm the Artist for you.

Every item you purchase from my shop, will be created specifically for you, from start to finish, in my New York studio.

If CUSTOM is your preference, we will work together to design a treasure that is perfect for your space or for a personal gift.

Better yet. Send me one or more of YOUR items, and I'll transform it, and return it to you to enjoy forever.

Trash to Treasure.....
Drab to Dramatic.......
Boring to Brilliant......

Check out my gallery posts, for more ideas about that! Contact me and we will work out all the details.

After almost 2000 sales - from one end of the globe to the other - and in business since 2010, I have fine-tuned the process of creating custom work, via on-line communications. It CAN be done. What a great, crazy world right?

Have confidence. My 5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Star rating speaks for itself! I'm very proud of that!

Thank you for stopping by. Contact me any time. I'd be delighted to work with you.

Michele




Please see my policies before purchase.

Michele Sprague

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Michele Sprague

Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(466)
maureenweldon

maureenweldon on Aug 10, 2016

3 out of 5 stars

ordered a replacement in June.

Michele

Michele responded on Aug 12, 2016

In trying to rush this order through, to accommodate the customers short time frame, I mistakenly transposed the numbers. 😞 I immediately issued a refund of the full purchase price plus shipping. Although the customer wanted me to paint her a replacement, her time frame did not allow. "I really do like it and think it looks great on my house". I will surely be more careful from now on. Michele

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Updates

Custom bar stools. Any style. Any design.
Gorgeous lazy Susan.

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Trash to treasure! Ahhhhhmazing!

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About

Busting with Creative Ideas!

Looking back on things now, it seems I've always enjoyed creative and artistic endeavors. As a small child, I would find hours of enjoyment with a coloring book and a box of crayons. In adolescence I spent years as a member of our local 4-H Club. There I participated in every class I could fit in. Sewing, candy making, cooking, crafting, public speaking etc. In High School it was fashion and makeup, and when I rented my first apartment, I quickly realized my love for interior decorating.

Life passed and I married a wonderful man, had three children and spent many years as a full time Hospital Administrator. Career oriented, yet old- fashioned at heart , my husband and I decided to put my career on hold for a short time, so I could be home, and be a mom to our young children.

How would we eat? How would we pay the bills? Well somehow, 14 years later, I'm still home, we still eat and still pay bills, but now I'm the proud owner of my own business, Michele Sprague Design. It surely was NOT a planned endeavor, but when being a mom
became tedious, I would paint. And paint. And paint. For fun. For me. For gifts.

Friends, neighbors and admirers of my work, encouraged me to participate in a small, local craft show at the school gym. I made money! The orders kept coming and I was jazzed!!!!!! So good for my ego and so good for my psyche.

Ultimately, I started selling on line, and 10 years later, I'm still here. Still very proud of my successful business, my 5 star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rating and almost 2000 sales. I love what I do and feel blessed every day, that I can do what I love. I often say I have the best job in the world. Who knew that my days as a Hospital Administrator would prepare me for my career as an artist. Budgets, human resources, marketing, social media, cash flow, quality control, customer service. It's all the same!

I work tirelessly, to execute the highest quality artwork, design unique, heirloom quality pieces and produce gorgeous, awe-inspiring works of art.

And in addition to offering over 200 items in my shop, that you can purchase as is (because they're all pretty incredible already), I CATER TO CUSTOM. I love it when I'm asked to design and create a piece to coordinate with a certain textile in the room, or to match a pattern, or to paint my design on a kitchen table, rather than a stool. The process makes it fun, and I have hundreds of customers out there who I now call friends, since working together to create that one of a kind, personal piece is a very bonding experience. And it can all be done on-line. So cool!

While I have helpers that open boxes, package and ship items, sand and base coat, add up invoices etc, ALL of the design and artwork is done by me personally. And I'm my biggest critic. Nothing leaves here unless it meets my personal quality standards. Shop with confidence. You won't be disappointed. Each piece is sealed to a glossy, durable shine, and signed and dated by me. Whimsical art you can be proud to call yours!

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  • Michele Sprague

    Owner, Designer, Artist

    Hospital Administrator turned Artist. Each piece is designed and created by me, with love, from my whimsical colorful world, to yours.

  • The Family ❤️

    Assistants, Shippers, Gophers

    Without these folks, I wouldn't be able to handle the sheer volume of work I put out on any given day. Call them Gophers, Girl Friday's, Assistants, Deputy's, Handy men etc. They're the real reason I've been successful.

  • My BFF

    Limitless Supporter

    This camara-shy friend, works on all the behind-the-scenes tedium that accompanies each commission, so that I can focus on the big, important, "artist/designer" parts of each project. A true gem who is not afraid to work hard and get dirty.

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Last updated on Apr 6, 2016
Frequently asked questions

Custom and personalized orders

I SPECIALIZE in custom orders. So yes, contact me. If you can dream it, I will create it

Sizing details

Each listing will specify the size details. If missing, or you need a certain size, contact me.

Care instructions

Can I use the tea sets? Yes! Please let me know in advance so I don't paint the insides. All pieces are sealed. Damp cloth for wiping. Ill include specific details for each item you purchase, upon request.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Just ask. I can provide the above for a fee.

Wholesale availability

I can provide wholesale pricing information and minimum purchase criteria upon request. Please contact me.

Can I send you my pieces to paint

Of course. I receive items from customers all over the world! I transform and return them to enjoy forever. Just contact me for details.