Hello and welcome to my little corner of the blog world…
My name is Lisa and this page is all about my business named…
The Purple Hydrangea

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I started this journey almost 3 years ago after I took a furniture painting workshop one Saturday afternoon and immediately fell in love with furniture rehab.

My first painted furniture piece

The piece that started it all!

I came home and announced to my husband that I was going to start painting furniture. I set up a “studio” in my garage and the rest as they say is history.

Why The Purple Hydrangea?

I tossed around several names for my business like Furniture Spa and Painted Pieces by Lisa but I wasn’t in love with either one. I remembered one of the very first shows about house flipping I ever watched was about two sisters who started a business called,  “The Tattered Hydrangeas.” I wish I thought of it first.

Since I didn’t, I chose The Purple Hydrangea. It combines two things I love; the color purple and hydrangeas. Hydrangeas to me are vintage and timeless. They make me smile when I see them. I hope the things I create bring that same feeling to you.

So why start a blog?

If you told me 3 years ago I would be writing a blog, I would have laughed at you for many reasons like…

  • I am not a professional writer
  • I am technologically challenged (you have no idea how challenged)
  • I am not a professional photographer

But I decided none of those reasons mattered because these reasons were bigger…

  • I am passionate about painting furniture
  • I have learned a lot since I started this business
  • I want to share what I know with you (once a teacher, always a teacher)

So here I am  learning as I go and I am thrilled that you took the time to read this or anything else I have written.

I hope you will visit often.

Ciao for now!













  1. Shaun Young says:

    Holley and I are looking forward to following your blog regarding the building of our rustic, massive, solid black walnut farm table for our new east Texas hunting cabin!! You have a cool site! Holley may also be needing some advice on furniture painting, antiquing, and glazing as she has been working on furniture painting and enjoying getting all the furniture ready.

  2. Katie Jones says:

    Hey Lisa,

    My name is Katie. I was wondering, do you accept guest posts on https://www.thepurplehydrangea.net? It’s about home improvement and stuff, so it would be a perfect fit for your blog and would greatly increase the traffic on your site. I’ll gladly send you over some sample articles if you like.

    Will be waiting for your response.

    All the Best,


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