My name is Diana
I have been a Creative my entire life ~you better grab a cuppa... this is a Long story!
I have been drawing & creating cozy spaces for as long as I can remember...
creating forts, re arranging the furniture in our family home ( much to Mom's dismay) sewing, cooking & baking. I guess you could say I liked to keep busy!
As an Teen I was in the Art programs in Elementary & High school, as well as a Dancer from the age of 3. To say I had an amazing childhood is an understatement.
I opened my first creative business as a Teen ~ My Dad loaned me $100 to purchase supplies, drove me to Lewiscraft (that is likely aging me a tad) & I created Home decor to sell at a Local Corner store , Including Gingerbread Houses at Christmas time... It was great fun!
Fast forward a couple years ~ In 1987 I took a couple painting classes just to get out of the house ~ and next thing you know, Mike was cutting wood, I was painting it. Mike would pack up the goods & go to craft sales to sell my paintings. I started teaching workshops at the request of some craft show customers & have never looked back... then my business was called Farmer Di's Country Crafts ~ we have such awesome memories of those days, cutting wood with an inverted Jigsaw mounted on a Router table & a jimmy rigged platform my father in law made.
Then in 1998 I went to college & graduated after 3 long hard years with a diploma in Interior Design and Welcome Home Interiors was born. I worked in the corporate world for several years, though I longed to be creating in my workshop/ studio... so I did. I started creating more.
Auctions, so many auctions, time spent picking at thrift & antique shops so I could start up-cycling furniture & home decor. In the beginning we made our own chalk based furniture paint and attended vendor events all over Eastern Ontario with my sister... we had a great time.
I started teaching workshops again, this is my passion, to teach! I became a certified Country Chic Instructor & started carrying that brand of Furniture paint here in the studio back in 2018.
So fast forward to today, there is the Studio where I create the smalls & sell Paint& supplies. The workshop space is almost ready for larger pieces to be curated!!! There is also an online space ~ offering product & workshops.
Be sure to check back often ~ We are ever changing cuz that is the life of a creative!
Mike & Diana
Welcome Home Interiors would not exist without the support of this awesome guy!