3 Oaks Studio was started back in 2005 when my husband, Steve and I moved back home after his military retirement. The studio came about from my love of the painted finish, the use of color and my desire to help people discover their creativity in a relaxed, inspiring atmosphere. Since opening the studio, we have helped countless people learn how fun and easy DIY can be, whether it is a garage sale find, your cabinets, your walls, or a family treasure that has seen better days.
Together with my Handy Hubby, Steve, we opened the studio next to our vineyard on the property where the 3 Oak trees are (hence the name) and the fun began. We have been featured at the Fresno Home Show each year since 2005, giving DIY seminars and have expanded to other featured shows from there, including 3 Speckled Hens in Paso Robles, Visalia Home Show, Goat Hill Fair in the Santa Cruz area and Glorious Junk Days in downtown Clovis.
We have grown, proudly becoming the central CA Stockist for Chalk Paint® Decorative Paint by Annie Sloan, and have expanded into two locations – Clovis store and our Fresno studio/workshop location. Since I cannot be at all places at once, we have brought on some wonderful team members. Each is unique in their own way and bring something wonderful to the shops! If you haven’t met them stop in and say hi! Debbie, Marissa, Patricia and Robin are always eager to help! You will find me in the vineyard studio during the week or teaching at one of the locations in one of our popular workshops.
We also carry other environmentally friendly materials to elevate your painting style to includ Artisan Enhancements embellishment products, WoodIcing materials, Iron Orchid Design stamps, stencils, moulds, and General Finishes Gel Stains to name a few. We are constantly on the lookout for new wonderful ways to transform cabinets and furniture and most anything so keep watch to see what new products we will have next.
We truly aim to be your one stop shop for the DIYer as well as a go to place for designers to bring clients to see what can be achieved easily and economically.
So many new easy to use materials for DIYers! And even if you haven’t picked up a paint brush in years or ever, you can do this and we have workshops to help you get going!
Our most popular workshop is PAINT THERAPY. This workshops has grown into a customer favorite each month and fills up sometimes months before! Students fill the studio to learn a little about painting, gilding, stenciling, decoupaging, foiling, or whatever the project piece of the month entails. It is a social time and participants are encouraged to bring their friends, family and BYOB – bring your own beverage. Projects as well as supplies and treats are provided!