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Old 02-27-2011, 09:55 PM   #1
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Hello from SoCal! I'm a 28 y/o painter specializing in anything kitchen cabinetry, or furniture. I recently (8 mos ago) moved here from the South following my husband's car accident - the hot weather is much easier on him. Back home I subbed on any sort of cabinetry and/or furniture pieces. Anything time-consuming or extremely detailed, I was your girl! Of course, those beautiful historic homes had much more of what I did, out here not so much so I'm focusing more on kitchens. I technically have two full-time jobs; one has excellent health insurance and considering his medical bills are in the thousands of dollars per month (yeah, you read that right) you better believe that painting gets fit in around the first job!

I'm here more for technique and to learn new things. Because I don't have the time I'd like to devote to painting, I only work by word-of-mouth. Thanks to my FIL who ran his own very successful manufacturing business, he's been guiding me as to getting insurance, writing contracts, etc ever since I met my husband three years ago. I'm embarassed to say that before that time I didn't do anything of those things. You'll find that I'm reticent to give too many details because I was stalked severely due to my (now gone!) website and it still affects me to this day.
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Old 02-27-2011, 09:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, sounds like you have had a tough row to hoe!
You will find lots of helpful members here, and some good business tips, feel free to jump into any thread!
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welcome painter girl ..........if you have any questions feel free to ask me ......im helpfull like that
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I admit I was little hesitant and lurked for quite a while due to some of the attitude I'd seen, but I figured I'm a tough girl and besides, constructive criticism never hurt anyone (well... maybe a little bit! ) I'm actually putting any extra $ away to take time off and learn cabinetry at Cerritos college to add another way to make $ and get to work with my hands. That's still probably a few years away though! I wonder if there are any members with cabinetry/woodworking experience here. I really enjoy anything to do with kitchens, start to finish. I get the impression I might be in the minority though!
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Welcome I'm from the Palm Springs area. Good luck in your endeavors.
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Thanks for the warm welcome. I admit I was little hesitant and lurked for quite a while due to some of the attitude I'd seen, but I figured I'm a tough girl and besides, constructive criticism never hurt anyone (well... maybe a little bit! ) I'm actually putting any extra $ away to take time off and learn cabinetry at Cerritos college to add another way to make $ and get to work with my hands. That's still probably a few years away though! I wonder if there are any members with cabinetry/woodworking experience here. I really enjoy anything to do with kitchens, start to finish. I get the impression I might be in the minority though!
Yeah, we are a pretty obstinate bunch, but if you stick around and get to know us, you will see we are ok! There are a few guys here that do woodworking, I am sure they will be along. You and I are more in the minority being female, but they don't hold that against us!
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Welcome. Ignore the clique and post your thoughts!!!
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welcome sometimes you need thick skin but mostly is tough love. lots of helpful info and people
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