Ok, let this be my first official blog post! I am excited and nervous at the same time! I will be honest I am no award winning journalist by anymeans but I think I can share with you my day to day going-ons in my crafty life.
With a family of six not including 3 cats , 2 (huge) dogs, 1 little dog and a bearded dragon. I am always getting ready to feed someone! In between those times I am always creating something, I love EVERYTHING CRAFTY! I owned a retail scrapbook store for 7 years and now I am really into refinishing furniture .. I thought this would be a great place to show my "before and afters." I love up-cycling and the way I can make my pieces look 100% better then the original piece ! I paint only vintage pieces that someone has discarded or sold thinking that they have no life left to them. so I usually get them on the cheap!
I want to show other how to save money and have fabulous pieces of furniture in there homes . Believe me most vintage furniture is usually built better then most made today! I started with my old dining room table that I was sure was headed to the dump. I figured that I had nothing to loose but I couple of bucks in paint! To my surprise it came out like champ! It looked like a pottery barn table!(sorry no pictures cause I thought it was going to the trash, believe me it was thrashed) Yep that was my "ahh-haa" moment. That day my aunt cam over and she immediately wanted it for her home. Since then I have been painting my a$$ off :) I make a nice little chunk of change here and there. I am looking forward to my 1st Flea Market this month in Long Beach , CA. I will have more details soon. I have to figure all this blog stuff out first ... Thanks for stopping by, Genine