Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Adventure Time

Welcome to my new adventure! I guess I should start at the beginning! Ten years ago when I married my one and only we bought our first house for less than what you would pay for a luxury car today. It was Old, to say the least. Built in the 1880's and hauled to its current location in Canton by a team of oxen. It was a great house, but needed lots of work. Our families thought we were crazy and looking back on it we probably were.
My husband, let's call him "Mr. Rustic", is handy. What he doesn't know how to do, he can learn pretty quickly. Team him up with his brothers and they are virtually unstoppable. Me, on the other hand, had never even lifted a paint brush. (That's a story for another day!) But once I got the hang of it, I didn't stop! Fast Forward three years. With a two year old son and another on the way, our fixer upper was becoming a burden. So, we did what any young couple would do, we moved into a vanilla house at the end of a cul-de-sac.
For almost 7 years now I have done all I can to spice up our home. I have painted every wall at least once (even the closets) some twice, even three times. You could call it an addiction, but I LOVE paint! It is the fastest and cheapest way to redecorate a room. It didn't take long before I started painting furniture. And when I ran out of things to paint at home, I helped friends paint or my mom and I would redo some of her furniture! She is the one that gave me my motto: "It's only paint!" If you don't like it you can always take it off or paint over it!
And that's just what I'm doing! Repainting and renewing pieces of furniture that have long been forgotten by their owners. My daughter started Pre-school this year which gives me a little free time! So, at the gentle nudging of Mr. Rustic, I have decided to take my passion and make a business of it! As of right now I am painting like crazy! I have some pieces finished, some in the works, and some that are patiently waiting their turn! I have so many ideas floating around my head that my hands just can't keep up!
Please take a look at what I have for sale and e-mail me with any questions!If you don't see something that you need, let me know and we can work together to find you a custom piece or I would be glad to come make-over a piece you already have!
I am working on getting some good pictures taken of my finished projects, but until then, you will all have to live with my simple snapshots! Thanks for stopping by!

Pair of 1920's Bamboo Barstools - $100

Glass front storage cabinet in "peacock blue" and distressed by hand- $500

Entertainment/Storage Unit painted a pale gray and distressed by hand - $300

Vintage child's metal chair in apple green - $35

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