About Us

Hey there! I'm Courtney, the proud owner of 36 Eleven – your go-to place for all things DIY & Decor as well as fashion and style! 

I can't even begin to express how stoked I am to be part of this amazing community, both locally and in the fantastic world of painting and fashion enthusiasts! I call Norwalk, Ohio home, and my brick and mortar is right here too. It's all about keeping things close and cozy!

But hey, that's not all about me – I've got an incredible support system too! I recently married the love of my life, and he's been there every step of the way, helping me out with deliveries and shop maintenance. He's the real MVP!

And let's talk about my kiddos – they're absolutely amazing! I'm a proud mama of two awesome children and an adorable bonus daughter who has my heart. Oh, and how can I forget our fur baby, Carter? Our rescued Pitbull is a total sweetheart and loves hanging out with us and our lovely customers!

Now, let's rewind a bit. I've been refinishing furniture for over a decade, just for fun. But in 2019, I decided to step up my game and turn my passion into something more. I started working part-time at a local shop while juggling my full-time gig of overseeing retail clothing stores across Ohio. Talk about hustle!

My mentor and the owner of the shop I worked at sadly passed away, and I found myself running the show until her shop closed in 2020. But you know what they say – when one door closes, another opens!

I felt the calling to create something bigger, something that could make a difference in people's lives. That's when 36 Eleven DIY & Decor was born in February 2021! A place where we offer the best DIY products, refinishing services, woodshop, and a whole lot of love for local and women-owned businesses.

In 2023, I launched The Loft at 36 Eleven, a shop showcasing super comfy, stylish, and affordable women's clothing. A little something to cater to all the fashionistas out there!

And the best part? We've been giving back to our local community since day one, donating thousands of dollars to make a positive impact.

From kitchen makeovers to furniture refinishing, and even fabulous clothing finds – we've got it all at 36 Eleven and The Loft! I'm so excited to share my shops with you and help you create the space of your dreams.

Thank you for joining me on this wild adventure. I can't wait to connect with all of you and be part of your amazing transformations! Much love and gratitude to each and every one of you! 🌟🎉🙌