I grew up with a mother who was an interior designer. Surrounded daily by her talents, I naturally inherited her interest and her skills for design and decor. From imitating her as a child, to hosting craft nights with friends after college, and having a house of my own to decorate now — my love for ‘all things design’ continues to grow!
My adventure with “flipping furniture” started after my parents had a garage sale. After seeing what some people may call “trash” taken and hauled off by a Junk Truck, I decided right then and there that it was time to refinish, restore, and revive any “junk’ I could get my hands and paint on!
Since then, I collect pieces of discarded furniture to refinish and sell privately. Additionally, and for some time now, I refurbish other individuals' home furniture. I particularly love being able to custom paint pieces for folks who value their unique furniture, but want a little “touch up” according to their tastes! I’ve consigned with the lovely Forget Me Not Boutique in Waynesville, OH; and opened a showroom/workshop in Oakwood, OH where people bought pieces and or had pieces custom painted. Currently we are located in Bluffton, South Carolina and Atlanta, Georgia painting and selling pieces as well as doing custom jobs. Last but not least, I teach chalk painting classes so others can enjoy learning about their creative side!
My specialties include: chalking painting and wax seals. Yes, I use the famous Annie Sloan chalk paint, but I find great results with different varieties of paints and waxes such as Amy Howard and Dixie Belle. We are currently branded with Dixie Belle.
I have an affinity for the 'Rustic' design type. Who doesn't like a little Joanna Gaines style in their homes, right?! But I also find great value in learning and trying different design types.
My creativity awaits the piece of furniture you may have thought of throwing away!
Who is ready to be FurnFlipped?