Monday, August 11, 2014

Tour Through Blogland

My friend,  Melody from My Passion For D├ęcor asked me to join in this Tour Through Blogland.  I met Melody at Haven last year & this year we got to spend a little bit of time together.  She is just as nice in person as she seems to be on her blog.  She is super talented but very down to earth!  If you don't know her, please stop by her blog, you won't be disappointed!

So now a little about me.  I am a wife, mom to a teenage girl (Lord help me!), painter, hoarder collector, dog lover.
I started painting furniture to sell 3 years ago & sold my 1st piece to an Interior Designer!  I was hooked.  I started selling American Paint Company paint last year when I used it & fell in love with the rich, creaminess of the paint & the amazing coverage.

What I am working on right now?
It might be easier to answer what I'm not working on! Painting vanities in master bath, redoing my daughter's "hangout " (because she is too cool for a playroom), painting the basement, adding pallet wood to the bar in the basement, painting picture frames for my booth & slowly getting ready for a Fall festival. See what I mean? Too many things going on at once & we are getting ready to demo our master closet & replace a vanity in the basement bathroom! Hopefully I can get this all finished before the holidays roll around!
How does my work differ from others in the genre?
I repurpose & build furniture, that's a little different than those that just paint.  I am not artistic, just creative so I have to use that to my advantage.
I built this bench from a twin bed & pallet wood, painted in American Paint Company Surfboard
I built this farmhouse table by myself
  Why do I write/create what I do?
I love to create!  It's my passion!  I was fortunate enough to quit my day job a few years ago and follow my passion (without the stress of trying to pay the bills).  Unfortunately writing is not my passion & I find it hard to put my thoughts into words (that's why I  share so many pictures).  I am working on becoming more regular at blogging.

Sometimes I sew just to mix it up a little but I am far from a seamstress!
How does my writing/creative process work?
Ha! This one is too funny not to share! I am most creative when I paint. I write the best blog post in my head while I am painting! Unfortunately that's where they stay, in my head! I need to start talking out load & recording so I can share. Also around 11-11:30 PM when everyone is asleep & I can't act on any ideas.

I recovered & painted these chairs in American Paint Company Limoge & Crushed Tea

Old drawer converted into a dog bed, modeled by my Howie
That about covers all the info on me!  If you have any questions please email me at & I would love to have you follow me on Facebook & Instagram!  Thanks for stopping by, please continue the tour by visiting my friends!

Now I would like to introduce you to my friend JannYvette (don't pronounce this southern Jaan-Yvette, you have to say it as if you were French Jannevette),  she blogs over at Confessions of a Junkaholic. We met last year through an Atlanta Bloggers group & bonded at Haven.  If you are looking to have some crazy fun, this is your girl!  She blogs, paints, decorates, is a great picker & hilarious to be around! 

I love this bench she redid!!

Next up is Susanne from BebeandJ (isn't that a cute name!?) she  is a fellow American Paint Company retailer.  We haven't had the chance to meet yet as she is a new retailer but I hope we get to soon!
This picture on her blog caught my eye.  Sorry!  I'm dreaming of Fall!!

Thanks for stopping by!