Kay Czirr-Wing, owner of St. Joe Paint & Primitives, shows off an upcycled children’s roll-top desk from the 1960s at Waterfront Framing & Fine Art in downtown St. Joseph.

ST. JOSEPH — Kay Czirr-Wing did not expect her love for turning trash into treasure to blossom into a booming business.

Czirr-Wing, 63, a retired educator, has turned her passion into St. Joe Paint & Primitives, has a piece on consignment at a store in downtown St. Joseph and has been commissioned by several people to create designs specific to their homes.

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