It’s awesome to see that Paintstick doors got featured in Denver Magazine.
The inspiration behind Pamela Rieke’s Paint Stick Doors mirrors the company name. After admiring the wall treatments at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, Rieke went home and nailed stained paint sticks — those things the hardware store gives you to stir your paint — to one of her own doors. Compliments ensued, and in 2007 a family business was born (husband Daniel handles installation and logistics).
Her technique has been refined over the years, and she no longer uses nails or paint sticks, but the results are equally striking. These days she uses wood certified by the Forest Stewardship Council and eco-friendly wood stains. “I’ve always been creative, and this allows me to treat the doors as sort of a blank canvas,” says Rieke. “When I approach a project, I like to be open-minded, see the room, and get a good understanding of what the customer likes before picturing what the end product is going to look like.”
A great idea for a cool product by really awesome people!