Heirloom Traditions Paint was founded in 2013 in Paula Blankenship's kitchen, originally created as a means to keep her teenage son Braden occupied after school. Paula was a busy commercial interior designer traveling to New York City to work on large scale commercial design projects in the greater New York area. Prior to doing commercial design work, Paula had owned and operated retail furniture stores with her sister Sherry in her small, southern hometown in Tennessee. There she developed a love for home interiors, DIY and a passion for furniture & design. "Our family has been in the furniture business all of my life. My parents were retailers and I grew up in and around the business." Paula took her desire to revamp her unloved pieces of furniture around her home to task and developed her own paint formula that would later become Heirloom Traditions Paint.