Meet Lori & Chris Conner of Barnwood Blessings

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Barnwood Blessings, located at 352 W. Main Street in Covington, offers a handcrafted collection of wooden rustic farmhouse décor, furniture and accessories for any home or business.

Get to know Lori Conner, the owner of Barnwood Blessings, in this business spotlight below:

“I’ve been crafting for years and started by making signs for myself and our home to save money and one thing led to another and people started wanting me to make signs and grapevine wreaths for them. I began doing craft shows for many years, selling from Facebook and out of the back of my vehicle to tons of people! The business just kept growing and growing leading me to leave my full time job for a part time one while crafting all the time.

We opened our ‘She Shed’ at our home in September 2018 and our monthly sales skyrocketed to the point where I needed to be more accessible. After looking at numerous properties, we found The Main Street Shoppe and sweet Josephine and Lelia! We took it upon ourselves to do the entire renovation inside the shop making it a beautiful, cozy space where our customers have flocked to be inspired, their hearts filled with faith and their shopping bags full of beautiful blessings!

I’ve lived in the Highlands since birth and my husband, Chris, joined me here in 2004 from Halifax County and it’s been nonstop ever since!

The people of the Highlands and surrounding communities have been amazing to support us through each of our levels of growth and I know as we continue to expand, that will only grow as well!

As for local spots in the Alleghany Highlands, we absolutely love San Juan, Luca’s, Cucci’s, Family TreeTs and The Rail – all locally owned and operated fantastic places to grub!”

Thanks, Lori, for all you do! Be sure to stop in Barnwood Blessings the next time you’re in Covington for great gifts, decor and more.