about the sparkle

Sparkle House

In 1995, Jennifer Taylor opened Painted Board Studio in Riverside, IL where her work centered around creating custom painted furniture.  In 2003 her shop moved to Madison Street in Forest Park, IL..  In 2015, after she and her husband moved to Miller Beach (a neighborhood of Gary, IN) Painted Board Studio joined the 'Shops on Lake Street'.

In 2019 Jennifer purchased an abandoned home in Gary and rehabbed it to house her art studio which also serves as an Air BNB: https://airbnb.com/h/sparkle-house to help cover renovation costs.

In the spring of 2020 the exterior was painted and covered with sparkly jewelry and bits of mirror - all donated from friends and family.  Hence, THE SPARKLE HOUSE!

The Sparkle House and it's eclectic garden, hope to serve as inspiration for the community.

This video is long but will show you the befores and afters if your'e curious.

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video courtesy  Lily McNally

video courtesy  Lily McNally