We have an exciting announcement to make! Our backsplash painting has become inexplicably successful, and we have requests from all over the country from people begging us to take a trip to their respective city to revive their drab kitchen situations. And while we’ve taken a couple
tours mini vacations to St. Louis and Minneapolis (where we painted a few backsplashes), traveling around the country to paint backsplashes is just plain impractical for us, what with our acreage to tend to… not to mention infant twin girls to care for.
We started toying with the idea of training other individuals everything we know about painting backsplashes to represent us in their city and spread the love, if you will! Our backsplash painting was especially popular in Minneapolis, and one of our clients, Chris and Wayde, approached us about learning the trade and taking over business for us in her region! Perfect timing!
Chris and Wayde were willing and excited to be our guinea pigs for this whole endeavor, and made the 5 hour drive to the quaint city of Des Moines where we met up with them and spent the weekend painting backsplashes together! We taught them our measuring, taping and painting techniques as best we could… and then sent them off to their city, equipped with our vast knowledge and skill set. (HA!) And all this happened just in time for me to go on my self-inflicted bedrest!
We had to quickly learn as much as we could about owning a small business and all the legal matters that go along with it, including taxes, insurance, contracts, lawyers and accountants… super confusing stuff! I leave all that to Nick. But one of the first matters of business was picking a name for our “business”. And Sawdust and Embryos didn’t quite seem appropriate. Especially with our new designers having to explain this to their clients “Well the owners of this business were infertile, and they frantically saved money for InVitro (hence the Embryos) and they did so by working a lot of hours being crafty with building/refurbishing furniture (hence the Sawdust) and painting backsplashes.” Just sounds like a conversation that Chris and Wayde NEED NOT have with their clients. So we got creative (not) and abbreviated to S/E Backsplash. Innovative, right!!! jk jk
We launched a website specifically for our backsplash painting business… you HAVE to check it out! I spent a lot of time designing it to be awesome, and as informational as possible with lots of pictures, examples and verbage. Your feedback would be much appreciated! The link is www.SEbacksplash.com And this way, perspective backsplash clients won’t have to come to our personal blog and hear about toilet paper, carpentry, and diaper rashes.
You can check out Chris and Wayde’s portfolio on the website too! They’re one talented couple! And the business has started flowing in! And of course… if you live in Minnesota and want your backsplash painted, you know what to do! I feel like every sentence has to have an exclamation point!!! So sue me!
We’re super excited about this new chapter, if you can’t tell.