Welcome, I am JoAnne Lenart-Weary and after 45 years, I am still doing what I love.  Over the years, my business has evolved from a paint and wallpaper contractor, Realtor, to full service residential and light commercial design and then into an industry trainer.  I have taught DIY classes my entire career and professional classes for 21 years.  I love teaching others how to refine their talent for a business or their own home.  Over the years, I have appeared on HGTV, ABC, many regional channels around the country, been published in numerous magazines, and won many awards.

My goal with How to Decorate & Stage is to arm the DIY Decorator with the confidence to create their own fabulous space, whether they are doing it alone or with the help of a professional.  And in today’s world, it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share how to get a property ready to sell by sharing staging guidelines you can implement yourself.

Here are 5 things most don’t know about me.

1. I used to teach belly dancing.

2. I’m a Grandma of 15 from 4-25.

3. In my formative years, I painted a toilet bright red to match a tub.  The paint bonded better to Husband #1’s skin than it did to the toliet seat.  He didn’t see the humor as much as I.

4. I am known for my homemade Pierogi.

5. I am funny…sit next to me if you like to laugh.

Bonus: I love knocking out walls and in fact, did it at an Easter Dinner one year.

So glad you are here!



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