hello! My name is Elsinore and I’ve lived in Mississauga all of my life. I have 5 children ranging from ages 3 to 21. They keep me busy…BUT…Not enough to keep me away from growing this business! Below is our family portrait taken on our annual Florida vacation. My sister and her family are on the left side of the pic. I am wearing my favourite colour –GREEN.
It all started when I went through the hardest thing I have ever had to go through….the 10 year marriage breakup. I had 4 young kids, no job and left our family home to live with my parents. I was determined to turn things around since there was only one way to go…up! I managed to buy my very own townhome which I called our home. I was so proud. Piece by piece, I wanted to find the right furniture and decor to represent ME. I didn’t have to ask for permission on how to furnish it and I made up my own rules since I was the boss! There was only one problem. The furniture that I wanted was way out of reach for me because the prices were into the thousands. This is when I discovered “The Paint”.
“The Paint” advertised that it was made for furniture and kitchen cabinets with little prep work prior to painting. I put my order in for a quart which was shipped all the way from the UK. That was in 2006 and I haven’t stopped painting since. I fell in love with the process of finding dated furniture pieces that were in excellent condition, but needed a makeover to fit in a French Inspired Room. I loved it then and 12 years later I love it even more! Splash of Charm is now the exclusive distributor for van Gogh Fossil Paint in Mississauga. We carry a French Inspired Paint Palette which includes our best-selling Antique White colour called WISH named after our never forgotten baby Angel. The French Inspired Palette contains a variety of “muddy” colours which I feel are warm and comforting. It’s like walking into a room and getting a big hug. Who doesn’t want that?!
Today, I am engaged to be married with my best friend and greatest supporter, Glyn. We share an adorable daughter together and teach our children the importance of family, compassion and love. I am consistently working on the business website, updating our social media accounts and all the other back office duties that come along with running a small business. I wouldn’t change a thing.
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Lots of love and THANK YOU for taking the time out of your busy day to read a bit about me. –Elsinore