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Husband-and-wife team behind new business

 BRENDA DREDGE

Tracie and David Plommer are opening Brushed Design at 30 Main St. S. in Waterford. Submitted Photo

Tracie and David Plommer are opening Brushed Design at 30 Main St. S. in Waterford. Submitted Photo

WATERFORD - 

Like others, I was curious as to what was going on behind the papered windows at 30 Main St. S.

I am pleased to announce that we have welcomed a new business to Waterford.

Brushed Design, nestled between Yin’s and Georgio’s Pizza, is the culmination of a dream for owner Tracie Plommer.

On Feb. 1. she and her husband, David, purchased the building and the hard work began. The interior received a huge remake. With stock being brought in, the dream is becoming reality.

Tracie has been refinishing and painting furniture for decades.

When she and her husband moved to Waterford from Cambridge, Tracie decided to open a booth at the Waterford Antique Market to introduce visitors to her world of painted furniture and her gamble paid off. Not only did customers love her products but so, too, did other vendors.

Since she had to travel to Cambridge to get her supplies, it didn’t take long for her to decide to bring the products to Waterford.

“In order to offer a more complete range of paint and to offer some advice and help for customers, I realized that I needed to take my business to the next level,” she said.

Tracie will offer custom-painted furniture services, as well as a full line of paint and related items to help customers create their own vintage pieces.

Tracie’s shop will also carry a wide range of home accents, of which most are made in Canada.

“Vintage appeals to us,” said Tracie.

“I’ll change things up according to the seasons. I’m already thinking ahead to Pumpkinfest.”

Her inventory includes almost anything needed to decorate a room. Every inch of wall space is used to display items. It will take away your breath away when you walk through the door.

While she is the paint expert, Tracie credited her husband with being the business mind behind their new venture.

“Together we’re a great team,” she said.

The store is now open but a  grand opening will be held on Saturday, April 1. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with light refreshments and a gift with purchase for the first 50 customers. A soft opening is planned this week in preparation for the big day.

Regular business hours will be Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tracie said that she plans to offer painting workshops. Watch for details.

A lot of elbow grease and hard work has gone into Brushed Design.

Tracie said that the couple got help from their families, children and friends.

You can check out their website at www.brusheddesigns.ca or follow on Facebook (Brushed) or Instagram (Brushed4u).

Brenda Dredge is a freelance writer who lives in Waterford. E-mail her at brenda.dredge@sympatico.ca.