One of my favorite hobbies is refinishing furniture. Just about every piece of furniture in our home has been repainted or refurbished in some way by me. I love how every piece has a story. I wish that I could sit down with them and just listen to where they’ve been and what they’ve seen. We have an old antique piano that is over a hundred years old! Think of all the music and joy it has brought over the years! Cody’s sweet Grandma has given me several things that I just cherish! An old tea set from when she was a girl, quilts that her mother made from her dresses growing up, and a set of dining room chairs that have been repainted at least eight times! (I counted when I stripped them down and repainted them!)
Well every time I refinish a piece my family and friends always say that I should go into business. I’ve always kind of shrugged it off and said “…maybe one day.” Well, I guess “one day” is here! I’ve decided to start with a couple of pieces and post them on facebook and see what happens. I will probably post some things on KSL ( a local classifieds section online). I’ve even talked to a consignment shop in Gardener Village that has a darling little place that is interested in my furniture. It would be so fun to have my stuff there but they take a huge chunk of the sale. So I will try to do it on my own first and see what happens.
I’m hoping that some people will like what I do and maybe have me refinish some things for them! I’ve already had one person ask about a bid! So fun! I think this little side job will be a fun creative outlet and I’m excited to start experimenting with paint! There are a bunch of things I’ve wanted to try but my house can only hold so much stuff! So bring on the paint!
Here are some fun pieces that I’ve done around our little homestead.
A Darling Tea Table
A Fun Pedestal Kitchen Table That We Use in Our Living Room
My Latest Treasure… Old Dresser into a TV Stand
Old Kitchen Chair Looking Shabby and Fabulous!