Jen Kelley

I'm Jen, wife to Joe, mom to Liam and Reece, and founder of Lucky Thistle. Like nearly everyone across the country, March of 2020 hit and I found myself not at my job as a paraeducator, stuck at home. Bored, I decided to pull out my old painting hobby and skills to re-do my kitchen table, which turned into my hutch, kitchen cabinets, floors...and well the rest as they say is history! I absolutely love the process of refinishing, repurposing, and revitalizing old furniture - turning it into something new, or restoring it's former beauty. I can't wait to see what incredible history you have that I can help restore; or what fun junk you have that I can help make functional and beautiful again! 

Jen Kelley

Founder & Artist

Lucky Thistle

At Lucky Thistle, we pride ourselves on doing things the right way, even if that takes a little extra time and elbow grease. We never cut corners, utilizing proper techniques to ensure your piece not only looks great but holds up too. 


Here are just a few of the things we do:

  • We take the time for adequate and proper sanding, cleaning, and curing before painting and between coats to ensure the paint adheres properly and won't chip or peel.

  • We only use premium brushes designed for specialty paints so they don't leave stroke marks or drop hairs or fibers. 

  • We select high-quality paints, chalk paints, and sealers meant for furniture and use. No spray paint here!

  • We work in an environmentally controlled shop so we can keep creating year-round!