Blue Egg Home has opened at MONGERS MARKET in Bridgeport, CT. Mongers is a fantastic 75,000 square foot renovated factory that holds an incredible stock of salvage as well as thousands of square feet of vintage vendors. Open Sunday only: 10am- 4pm. Going South of I95, Exit 26. Drive straight to end – you will easily see Mongers Market on the right. Turn right at dead end and drive around the block to the parking area. Get ready for fun and stop by and say hello!

Blue Egg Home is also at Chalk Mercantile, Old Saybrook, CT. An upscale and fun store which includes vintage vendors, new furniture, bath & body products. Not to be missed! There are quite a few stores to browse through in this area. Jayne, the owner or Alex will send you in the right direction.



We offer custom furniture painting for private clients and designers. We also offer design consultation services, which focus on using what you already have in your home. How can you use what you already own to make your home a more attractive and peaceful place? Where will decorative painted furniture work; what color(s)  enhance your home? Are you looking for a vintage or mid-century piece of furniture? We can find it for you.


We custom paint your furniture to your specifications, including two color distressed, textured/rustic finish, contemporary smooth finish, color washing & dry brushing, stenciling, etc.

Basic Work Done:

  1. Furniture is cleaned, sanded & shellacked if necessary.
  2. Three or more thin coats of paint are applied with ‘soft sanding’ after each coat
  3. Stenciling, distressing, colorwashing, drybrushing, etc. would be done at this point
  4. Two thin coats of wax are applied & buffed to bottom (legs, etc) of piece & 3 coats to the top of the piece.

Cost is dependent on the size and condition of the piece, and what type of process/finish you would like. Taking black furniture to a light color incurs a bit more cost as more coats of paint are involved.  If you would like an estimate, please text or email a photo, including closeup, along with dimensions of your furniture. I will then bring you color samples and we can discuss your project. Excellent client references available.



Furniture Painting Workshops

If you are interested in learning how to paint furniture, kitchen cupboards, etc. please contact me at and we’ll fit you in the appropriate workshop. Beginners and Advanced workshops available.


Blue Egg Home’s Retail Locations

Blue Egg Home products can be found at:

Chalk Mercantile, 891 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT. Lovely shop with vendors and new products. Worth a trip. Lots to do in the area. 860/395-0905

Monger’s Market, 1155 Railroad Avenue, Bridgeport, CT  (75,000 square feet of very cool salvage and vendor booths)  Open to the public on Sunday’s only – 10am -4pm

Kate Allen’s bio can be found on LinkedIn. She is certified in decorative furniture painting by known designer, Amy Howard of Memphis, TN and by Annie Sloan, Oxford, England, world renowned decorative furniture painter and designer.