Her idea was simple — bar employees would paint the black ceiling tiles white, then customers could come in and paint whatever they want on it. The tiles would then be put back up and become part of the decor.
And thus the Style Our Tiles event was born.
Brown said the first Style Our Tiles event was a hit with around 10 people. They continued the event every Saturday for about two months.
“It’s made the bar really colorful, acoustic tile is really ugly,” Brown said.
Shane Harris, a regular customer, said he was really inspired by his painting experience.
“I had drawn before, but I had never tried to paint. It ended up being something I was really into,” he said.
Harris’ seven tiles so far have consisted of band symbols, Star Wars, Red Skins and whatever happened to pop into his head at the time.
Harris now intends to get a canvas and start painting on his own, which is exactly the effect Brown said she wanted the event to have.
And if customers are worried about their art skills not being worthy of a ceiling tile, Brown said she isn’t concerned with talent.
“Your art doesn’t have to be Da Vinci, it just has to be you,” she said.
The next Style Our Tiles event is planned for Feb. 16 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Kids and families are welcome during painting hours.