I am featuring Shanna from Restoration Redoux here today. She is another blogger from Hometalk/Blogtalk who has been blogging for sometime now. I have been fortunate enough to become friends with her and have partnered up with her, as well, to work together on growing our blogs.
She is super talented, especially when it comes to painting furniture. She has a very defined and I’d say “refined” style, so I hope you will stop over and check her out!
Hi Everyone! I’m Shanna from Restoration Redoux.
First off I want to thank Miss Amy for letting me come visit today! I met Amy through Blogtalk and am now thrilled to have become her blogging buddy. When just starting out in the blogging world, you feel like a tiny fish in a big blogger ocean. It’s so nice to have a friend like Amy (who has created an AMAZING blog) to bounce ideas off and to encourage you when you feel a bit overwhelmed.
I am a stay at home mom to 3 dogs, a cat, and a 15 year old daughter. I upcycle vintage furniture and run the business from my home. My blog is about furniture Before-and-Afters, crafts, recipes, and crazy stories of how not to strangle your teenager, how to wrangle your pets, and how not to have a nervous breakdown when, as your client is pulling into your driveway to pick up a desk, your cat just happens to throw up on it (just sayin’ … it could happen).
Here are a few examples of my Before and Afters:
I found this giant, ugly, smelly dresser off of Cragislist. When we pulled up to pick it up, I believe my husband’s words were “just walk away woman, just walk away”.
Well I love a challenge, and a challenge it was — but I’m thrilled with how it turned out!
Next, I rescued this vintage desk from a yard sale (it is the upside down one on top). I chalk-painted the bottom, distressed it, and stained the top.
I found this old dresser, and inside was a handwritten letter from 1917. It was an application for a teaching job to a Board of Education in a rural town about an hour north of Wichita. I love finding bits of history in my pieces! Love the great old hardware also.
I purchased this chandelier at a yard sale. It was way too brassy and outdated. I asked my hubby to take a before picture, so I knew how to put the crystals back on — since their were 7 different sizes. He forgot and it took me 2 days to figure out how to get them back on.
A little turquoise paint later and Voila!
I hope you pop over to Restoration Redoux to see me!
Thanks again Amy!