The Vintique Finishes story...
We have been repainting, repurposing, refinishing, and reinvigorating furniture, cabinets, and anything else we could get our hands on for over 15 years. We have used every type of paint imaginable, but we began using chalk-based paints around 2010. We loved the paints, but the waxes left something to be desired. They were stinky, hard to work with, and not at all durable.
We began searching for alternatives and stumbled across CeCe Caldwell's Chalk + Clay Paints. We ordered some samples online and absolutely loved the paints, but especially loved the waxes and other all-natural finishes. We loved them so much, in fact, that we decided to bring them to our area.
In February 2013, we opened our new retail store, Redoux Home Market, and introduced the Vintique Finishes Paint Bar, where we give workshops, do impromptu paint demos, and can customize a finish sample for you to take home and test out for yourself what your project will look like before investing in all that paint.
We became certified retailers of Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paints in January 2014 and carry the full product line in our store.
In January 2016 we introduced yet another new line of paints to the New Orleans area when we debuted Fusion Mineral Paint. Fusion is an amazing, durable paint that is great for kitchen cabinets and bathroom vanities, as well as furniture. It is an extensive line that includes paints, topcoats, glazes, tints, metallics, and stencils.
2017 brought the introduction of Debi's DIY Chalk & Clay Paints. This all-natural paint brings in a fresh, bright color palette in an easy-to-use paint.
In February of 2018 we celebrated the 5 year anniversary of opening our retail store. We have thoroughly enjoyed watching our customers develop their painting skills and the transformations that they have achieved.
August 30, 2019 was a bittersweet day. Kristen and I decided it was time to step back from the retail business and we sold our store. While all of our paint products will continue to be available to our retail customers at that location (under the new ownership), our online operations have moved to a dedicated warehouse. With all of that extra space we will be carrying more inventory which means less out-of-stocks! And we plan to grow from there.
We look forward to continuing to serve you well into the future!
Kristen & Mike Luchsinger