Hi Friends! My name is Melanie, and I'm the owner and founder of Lost & Found. Welcome to my little corner of the internet!
I started Lost & Found 9 years ago, when I was 6 months pregnant with my 3rd son (yeah, I know it's kind of a crazy time to start a business!). I loved hunting down great finds at flea markets and making over hand-me down furniture, so I figured I would try selling some of my stuff at one of my favorite antique malls.
Painting furniture quickly became one of the best parts of my business, so it seemed a good fit to start selling paint as well. I wanted to help other people learn how they could create a beautiful home on a budget, starting with a jar of paint.
In 2015 I became one of the first Certified Merchants for Fusion Mineral Paint in Texas, and started selling Fusion online through my blog. In 2018 I added Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint to our paint selection as well, and in 2020 we welcomed Jolie Home Paint into the Lost & Found family too.
Things took off pretty quickly, and now 6 years later we've shipped over 10,000 boxes of paint to customers in all 50 states in the US (plus Puerto Rico and our overseas military bases--thank you to our troops!)
I do run a local painted furniture Studio in Northwest Arkansas, where you can also find all of the products you see here in my online store. If you're ever in the area, stop by and see me sometime!
What started 9 years ago as a way to toss a little extra cash into the family vacation fund has grown into a family-run small business that continues to help provide for the needs of our 3 boys (seriously y'all, they eat SO much food!)
I am honored and humbled by every customer who chooses to shop with me here at Lost & Found, and hope that I can meet your needs with excellent customer service and great products.
No matter who you are, I believe you . .
CAN learn you paint your furniture.
CAN have a beautiful home without breaking the bank.
CAN decorate with unique items that tell a story.
And I'm here to help you every step along the way :)