Stephanie Jones is a local Memphis based artistan which owns and operates me and mrs. jones. She is a painted finish artisan who has trained extensively with the best in the business, including annie sloan and marian parsons, and has worked with top designers in the region on custom projects over the past 18 years, transforming clients’ walls, ceilings, floors, cabinets, furniture and fixtures. Mrs. Jones’s work has been featured in print and online media locally, nationally, and in europe and the UK. Her painted furniture enjoys pride of place in homes everywhere from Los Angeles to Nantucket. She is the author of the recent book Upstyle Your Furniture.
In a snug little 1922 cottage on Cooper Street, we try to conjure up a little design alchemy. With paint, wax, metal leaf, stencils and a few other earth-friendly materials, our merry band of artisans seeks to transform interiors all over the Memphis area.
Re-doing cast-off furniture is a focus for us…we love a good rescue project, and use everything from glue & clamps to wet towels & hot irons to repair and revive old pieces and prep them for paint , leaf or stain. Charlie, our intrepid pallet wrangler and logistics expert, is ready at a moment’s notice for a ‘curb alert’ call…he brought in a terrific bed headboard yesterday that would have ended up in a dumpster. Finds like this get cleaned, transformed, and refreshed, then go from the shop to new homes.
We are always on call for clients, too, and adore a custom project. Creating a bespoke finish that fits a client’s vision for his or her home is such happy work, whether it is a painted floor, walls, furniture, cabinets, or fixtures.
As important as re-use is, using environmentally kind materials is another key in our work. Chalk Paint®, milk paint, low-solvent waxes, hempseed oil, waterborne metallic paints & plasters, and water-based gilding size are staples in our studio. Saving something from the landfill is meaningless unless it’s done with products that are designed to be gentle, too.
Pulling a room together with a cohesive color scheme on the walls or floor is a terrific way to unite pieces that might be combinations of two homes coming together, or new purchases mixing with beloved hand-me-downs.
A stenciled finish can bring pattern – whether lively or soft – to surfaces, elevating them beyond just drywall or plywood. We are constantly experimenting with new combinations of materials, inspiring each other to keep learning and creating, and bringing a little something special to our customers & clients’ homes.
If you’re more the hands-on type, we teach weekly workshops in all sorts of finish techniques, too. We’d love to have you.
889 south cooper street, memphis 38104
wednesdays, thursdays & fridays 10-3, and saturdays 10-1.
2135 merchant’s row #4, germantown 38138
tuesdays – fridays 10-4, thursdays 10-6, saturdays 10-2.