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Painted Porch was born in 2010 when the appeal of re-purposing quality vintage furniture & decor was just taking off. Ten years later, they are thriving in their Downtown La Crosse location.

Owner, Peggy Rodriguez was born & raised in La Crosse then moved to Texas after graduating with a merchandising degree. Fast forward 20 years when she & her husband decided to move back to Wisconsin to raise their family.

"The concept for Painted Porch came from my love of all things vintage & well- crafted. Furniture just isn't made that way anymore and we wanted to keep these great old pieces alive & well and gracing people's homes." said Rodriguez.

We set ourselves apart from the very beginning by creating a unique business model. The shop is open every Thursday- Saturday only. The rest of the week is when the magic happens. I search high & low for interesting vintage items then take them to the workshop to be "Porch-ified" with power tools, paint & sandpaper. The finished product is a stunning, quality piece of furniture or decor.

With 25- 75 "new" pieces added every week, the customer always benefits with fresh goods to choose from.

Painted Porch is situated in a beautiful historic building with exposed brick & high ceilings. Customers are inspired by unique merchandising & enticing window displays. All vintage, hand crafted & custom made decor is locally sourced, while also filling the shop with new jewelry, floral, wall decor, handbags, soaps & linens. Patrons who visit can expect a charming shop full of uncommon finds, personalized decorating advice from our knowledgeable staff & always a fun & lively atmosphere.

"I chose downtown to plant my business 10 years ago for the energetic yet charming vibe of downtown. What an exciting place to share my passion!" -Peggy Rodriguez, Owner of Painted Porch

When I'm not painting furniture or at the store, I enjoy hiking with my husband, lounging on a sunny dock at our Northern Wisconsin cabin & spending time with our 2 grown children Haley & Alex.



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