My Dixie Belle Story, the Birth of the Brand Ambassador Program

I'm so proud to have this opportunity to tell my Dixie Belle brand ambassador story, because like so many others, it has changed my life.

I’m so proud to have this opportunity to tell my Dixie Belle brand ambassador story, because like so many others, it has changed my life.

In 2016, I was a stay at home mom to 3 young boys, painting furniture in my garage. It had started as a hobby, and word of mouth was growing my customer base. I was lurking in all of the painting forums trying to soak up all the knowledge I could.

A customer suggested I come up with a business name and put myself on social media, so I did just that.

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White Painted Dresser with wood stained top and cow painting

After about a year on my page, I had organically grown a following of about 5k on Facebook and was starting to share my photos in larger groups. I wasn’t loyal to any paint brand and was trying them all. Each had things I liked and didn’t, but none were perfect.

A Dixie Belle retailer, who was following my page messaged and suggested I try Dixie Belle paint, so I placed my first order. I still remember…Palmetto and Copper Glaze.

I posted my first Dixie Belle piece on social media and not long after, they contacted me! The message asked if I’d be interested in partnering on a new program, “Brand Ambassador” they’d call it. I hesitated…believe it or not.

I reached out to other more established painters for advice. This partnership meant I’d be working alongside a brand, I needed to trust it was a smart direction to go with my fledgling business.

I had no idea at the time what a turning point that decision would be for me. I signed that contract,  and the Dixie Belle Brand Ambassador program was born.

Brushed by Brandy Dixie Belle Brand Ambassardor

At the time, we had no idea what the Dixie Belle Brand Ambassador program would look like. There wasn’t anything else out there to compare it to.

Most artists were holding their techniques close, asking colors was taboo, information was sparse and hard to find in the furniture painting world, aside from a handful who were writing blogs or doing videos. I started out posting photos that included full product details and painting Live on Facebook with other painters and Dixie Belle retailers… Basically, anyone who would paint with me!

Check out my FIRST Facebook Live with Dixie Belle!!

Dixie Belle slowly added the most talented artists to their team, who shared their passion for blowing this world wide open. We now have a team of 8 Dixie Belle Brand Ambassadors. Each brings a different strength to the team.

We all maintain a Facebook page, Instagram page, Pinterest following, a blog, our own websites, and YouTube channels and are always looking for the next cutting-edge platform…Tik Tok, here we come!

Tik tok’in

We now have a calendar chocked full of knowledgeable experts, teaching the range of uses for this extensive line of products in daily live videos and social media posts. Being a Dixie Belle Brand Ambassador means being a product expert.

It took me months to accumulate the entire line, then months to use it all. Our job is to make all the mistakes and figure out all the details, so users don’t have to. We are here to put together paint ensembles that inspire you on how to use all these products together. We are an all-inclusive, social media marketing team.

I consider myself very lucky to have grown up in the Dixie Belle Brand Ambassador program. While learning how to represent a paint company,  I learned how to be a better painter, how to share without reservation, to be confident in teaching my successes and failures.

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My techniques and staging have come a million miles from where they were. Let’s face it… the early ones make me cringe! I will be forever grateful for the opportunity and trust put in this unknown. It’s comical to think back and ask “what if I had said no??”

My first piece using Dixie Belle

So my Dixie Belle story is also the story of the Brand Ambassador program. Together we have opened up this world and through teaching and have brought furniture painting within reach of everyone.

It’s been an ideal alliance, people, and products I can genuinely stand behind. I’m extremely proud of how far this program and the painting world have come in these past few years. Every new Dixie Belle user is a testament to our successes and leaves us all asking “what’s next??”

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Jennifer Vallee

    Thank you for sharing and being a brand ambassador! Your tips and tricks have been so valuable to do many beginner and and advanced artist . As an Elite retailer you are the face of Dixie belle that’s helps us reach success !!

  2. Donna Paris

    I am in awe of your talent and your wonderful teaching skills. You have spoiled me for any other. I love that your husband is a part of your videos, anyone who watches receives a blessing! Thank you for sharing your talents, I am truly inspired with every stroke of your brush💕

  3. Laurie Hicks

    My own side business is much like yours, painting furniture in my garage for now. Dixie Belle is a new product for me and I am in LOVE with the tools and paints. I have had some training in faux finishing and enjoy the bendability of Dixie Belle for these projects – much easier to work with than standard paint. Thank you for your videos and willingness to share what works and what doesn’t! Painting is a true expression of the artist and it has to “feel” right. I have attempted to duplicate some of the combinations you post; your sense of color combinations is spot on.

    1. Brandy K.

      Thank you! I tried a lot of lines, but dixie belle was a good fit for my painting style

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