Celeste Blumenauer, owner and creative director of Catfish Studios, has been helping people make their furniture beautiful for over 25 years. She was the original Annie Sloan stockist for the DC Metro area. The enthusiastic staff at Catfish Studios has over sixty years of combined painting and design experience. In our 3000 square foot shop, we showcase vintage furniture pieces in a variety of beautiful finishes and styles. This is the place to get inspired!
I Never Meant To Be A Catfish
“Years ago, at one of my favorite “down and dirty” auctions, an old DC junk man I considered one of my auction buddies said to me, “Celeste, you’re like an old catfish, scrounging’ around and coming back out. I never know what your’e gonna find!” Oh boy, did I laugh! I shared that story with a few pals, and the nickname stuck.
About a year later, as I waited in the carpool line for my boys, another mom I didn’t even know came up to my window and asked,” Can I ask a catfish question?” “What on earth is that? I thought, but I smiled and said, “Well, sure.” She went on to ask my advice about painting the aluminum legs of her vintage kitchen table. “Oh,” I thought. “I am the Catfish!”