Ever pinned something amazing on pinterest, but known in your heart of hearts you will never actually make it? It's like throwing a coin in a fountain and hoping for the wish to come true, good intentions but no follow through. Well, that's where DurhamKingPin comes in. I'll let owners (and SoDu Parents Posse members) Kylee Sollien and Brent Nester explain...
"Everyone has the intention of building it. We all love those sites where you can keep a running list of your favorite craft inspirations. Hours on end on building the perfect collection of projects you will do when you have the time. Well, you’ve been thinking of building, but if life / lack of tools / not knowing where to start keeps getting in the way. That’s where DurhamKingPin comes to the rescue. We take projects from those sites and make them for you. We will have ten of each project for sale, first come first serve. If you have a specific project in mind, suggest it here firstname.lastname@example.org. And if you miss the first ten of a project up for sale don’t worry. We will be taking custom orders soon and bringing favorite projects back from time to time. Later we will launch larger projects custom built for and installed in your home."
So it's just that simple. Love that kid sized kitchen? Wish you had a bench on your front porch perfect for those spring evenings in Durham? Covet that custom mailbox you saw the other day? Your husband/wife/friend/brother is obsessed with The Walking Dead / Rolling Stones / Penguins and you really want something special for them, and one of a kind, locally made, but you just don't know quite what??? Just get together with artsy Kylee and her super crafty husband Brent and they'll turn those dreams into a reality.
Here are just some examples of crafts Brent and Kylee have put together to get your imagination rolling.
Kylee has an art degree, but doesn’t get to use it during the 9 to 5 as a chemist working in RTP. So, you might see some of her creations as the DurhamQueenPin later on for sale. She’s more than likely the one that will meet you to deliver your item at a coffee shop (just to have another excuse to get coffee). It’s a long story, but she has a chemistry degree and is currently working on her masters. If that didn’t keep Kylee busy enough (work, school, one year old baby just to recap), she’s thinking about adding a blog to the site at some point in the future.
Brent and Kylee have lived in Durham since 2007. Before that they lived in Richmond, VA. It was a classic case of boy-meets-girl-on-eharmony-girl-goes-to-grad-school-in-NC-boy-moves-year-later-girl-leaves-grad-school-they-get-married-and -renovate-a-1977-fixer-upper-house-and-accdently-stay-in-Durham. Now they are here on purpose after moving into another house in Durham (with a bigger garage). They have a one year old baby boy that keeps them pretty busy as well. Actually most days they think he runs the show, and they are just along for the ride!
As you can see, Brent and Kylee have the talent to make you whatever you seek. So dream a little dream, support local Bull City parents, and send them ideas and suggestions for their next project. Send them their way at email@example.com.
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Get ideas on their website: http://www.durhamkingpin.com/