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Kathy Stover, Multi Business Owner

Crafting a unique experience in Mount Juliet

Kathy Stover, owner of Dragonfly Consignment and Hammer & Stain on N Mount Juliet Rd, has overcome obstacles in her two-and-a-half years as a small business owner. For Kathy, obstacles were stepping stones to her dreams. 

Kathy followed her children and their growing families to the Nashville area and settled in Mount Juliet. As she was ready to launch a new business, something different from her previous forensic accountant occupation, her sister-in-law sent her a link to a place called Hammer & Stain. Kathy immediately knew this was “it.” Between crafting and school plays, she knew this touched areas close to her heart and passion.

Opening a new small business is never easy, but doing it in March 2020 created the perfect storm. She weathered overcoming a tornado, a global pandemic, and a devastating flood that completely totaled her shop. 

While looking for a new space after the flood, she fell in love with her current location connected to Dragonfly Consignment, which coincidentally was closing. She decided to take a chance, and instead of letting the repeat hits keep her down, she leaned into them and continued to grow her business, taking over the consignment business and joining the two together. 

At Hammer & Stain, she runs a homeschool group several days a week, an after-school program, and a summer camp. They do projects such as ceramics, mosaics, sand art, painting, sequin art, and spin art; there is even a splatter room for more fun! Perfect for a birthday party or girls’ holiday party get-together.

Hammer & Stain is open for walk-ins on Tuesday - Saturday, 10-5. You can stop in on one of these days and do a project, book a private party or join one already scheduled on the website. Grab your friends, your employees, your favorite beverages, and decorations for a personalized party for you! 

For the holiday season, check out her already-made items on their website, from ornaments, ceramic trees and houses, wall hangings, decor, big blankets, and of course gift cards.

While she is running the events and crafts at Hammer & Stain, you can also walk over to the Dragonfly consignment shop, where you can find all kinds of fun holiday or home decor this season. Stover started accumulating Christmas decorations in September this year so you can find a variety of classic decor and party items such as glassware, table settings, napkins, and decor. 

Aside from holiday decor, Dragonfly carries beautiful antique furniture and niche decor year-round. You can even order Amish furniture through the store: Adirondack Chairs, gliders, swings, and rocking chairs can be ordered in various colors and includes free delivery. 

Whatever you are looking for this Christmas, you can find a one-of-a-kind piece here! And if you’re more of a quality time person, book a party at Hammer & Stain for you and your friends or family for a fun time and some personalized gifts. Visit both websites at and

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