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The Purple Painted Lady Opens a New Shop! DIY’ers Rejoice!

Before the Covid shutdown, I had started a series of blogs about local Rochester treasures like The George Eastman House, Rochester Public Market and Memorial Art Gallery. I am rebooting the series featuring The Purple Painted Lady and her new digs!

Local entrepreneur Trish Kuntz has opened a new site for her Purple Painted Lady shops. It is located at 2621 RT 31 in Palmyra N.Y. The store itself is a six thousand square foot building that sits on six acres of land. Trish and her team have made it a must-see in the Rochester area and according to Trish, there is more to come in 2022. I can’t wait to see what else she has up her sleeve!

My first encounter with The Purple Painted Lady was ten plus years ago. I wanted to refinish a dining room table. Having never done anything like that before, l did some research and that is when I first learned about Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. Now all I had to do was find a place that sold it. I looked for local “stockists” and The Purple Painted Lady popped up. I have been getting my paint and other supplies there ever since. But paint and supplies are not the only reason I keep going back. Trish and her staff are genuinely interested in what you may be working on and are always willing to help in any way they can.

The store is not the only thing that carries The Purple Painted Lady name. Trish and her husband Steve have been showcasing local and travelling artisans in The Purple Painted Lady Festival for ten years. I was lucky enough to be a vendor at the festival in 2019 and again in 2021. It was a phenomenal experience! Make sure to mark your calendars for the 11th Purple Painted Lady Festival on September 17-18, 2022.

Tricia Kuntz ‘The Purple Painted Lady’ herself welcoming us into her new location at 2620 RT 31, Palmyra N.Y

When I first walked in, I was greeted with an array of color, texture and eye-catching vignettes. I wanted to see everything!

Yes, that is a grain bin and that is exactly where I went first!

I love the “boho” feel of this room. That’s me imagining I am living in my cool hip apartment in Greenwich Village N.Y.

Amazing furniture pieces!

If you want it, you can surely find it here!

I missed those vases when I was there. I am definitely going back to check those out!

Everything is so thoughtfully put together.

What a cool jacket!

Look at this this handmade garland! Beautiful!

The colors are gorgeous! I can see a grouping of these shells in a dish or bowl displayed on a table or counter.

My mind is racing on the many ways you can use these crates!

Signs for everyone!

The wide variety of products are any DIY’ers dream! On this wall are stamps, transfers, molds, and tools from Iron Orchid Design!

Milk Paint and other products from Miss Mustard Seed.

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, Waxes, Glazes and Tools.

So many ways to use Chalk Paint. If you want to try one of the sample techniques above, anyone in the store will definitely try to help you achieve it!

They also teach classes! Just go to her website at and click on workshops.

If you live in this area, definitely check it out! If you’re in the area visiting or just passing through, put it on your list of things to do! It is so worth it!

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