Freddy & Petunia began as one of those proverbial “light bulb” moments.
I was nearly finished building another little cabinet (for another one of my mAny nieces & nephews and great nieces & nephews ~how I love being an Auntie!), when it hit me that “Maybe this could be a business!”
And with the encouragement of family and friends to “…go for it!” I started sketching ideas and designs for other cabinets swirling around in my head!
So, let me first say– I can’t explain where this “vision” comes from.
I’ve just always been incredibly visual, I can SEE beyond the current RaW state of something to the end of a finished project, and,
I can visually “empty” a junky space, and SEE IT totally finished!
When I find “things,” I tend to see parts instead of the whole–and how those parts can become something else! Which makes it really hard to walk away from all those odd, miscellaneous, & battered things that frequently prompt people to ask “What the heck are you going to do with that?”
Sometimes I tell them. They usually look at me totally confused, or like I’m crazy. . . !
I work, primarily, alone on the design, construction, and finish of each project.
And I’m usually on my own searching for the materials to work with. But I am lucky enough to have some really talented carpenters, and fabulously creative artists in my life to collaborate with when I need.
I laugh when family and friends watch for things, or direct me back to something they just saw somewhere and
“thought of [me]!”
Page 10 is my home studio–
It’s where I build all my little children’s cabinets and those Re-Purposed, One-of-a-Kind, crAzy furniture projects!
It’s one of my fAVorite places in the world~
~and where you’ll usually find me!
~With all my saws, and many tool chests and storage cabinets full of tools and flea market hardware, and stashes of furniture parts, and collection of vintage wall papers, and wAy more paints than anyone should have. . .and. . .and. . .you’ll just have to see it! ; D
I’d love to hear from you!
Have you seen Susan’s post on
“The Tools I Can’t Live Without!”
I shared! Catherine