Nick and Matt’s hand painted sign in the Portland store is a work of art.
The ReStore volunteer spotlight shines on two people this month, Nick Cogswell and Matt Davis. In February, Nick approached store manager Shel Reinwald about painting a sign on the wall that separates the front and back rooms of the Portland ReStore. Shel asked that Nick show her his design idea and if she liked it, he could start.
About a week later, Nick came back with an impressive design and was given the green light to start painting. He and longtime friend and business partner Matt Davis began their work in mid-March, and three and a half weeks later the sign was complete. Many store patrons have stopped to admire the fantastic sign on the once blank wall.
When asked why they chose our store as the canvas for their sign, Nick and Matt both said they really appreciate what Habitat does for the community, and they were also excited for the opportunity to do what they love – paint signs by hand. They believe that hand-painting signs is a dying art in the digital age, that they stand out more, and that the charm is in the imperfection. We couldn’t agree more.
A big warm Habitat thank you to Nick and Matt for bringing beauty to our store!