Sep 27, 2017

Waterford Antique Market

On this perfect, beautiful September day, the Mr. and I decided to take a road trip to Waterford, Ontario to visit my most absolutely favourite place ever.  The Waterford Antique Market.  You could honestly walk this place for hours without seeing everything.

In the midst of cleaning out my basement to build my workshop, I purged a lot of furniture and decor items I had been holding onto for years.  As much as I love a good spring cleaning, I have zero inventory right now!!  Time to start furniture hunting!!

Although Waterford Antique Market doesn't have a lot of super cheap furniture for painting, it holds mounds and mounds of inspiration.  Just walking from booth to booth motivates me and inspires me to create something beautiful.

Take the time and take the drive to Waterford... you'll see.  It's worth it!

Sep 24, 2017

I'm back... !

My apologies for such a long break!  I was looking for some change and some excitement in my life and decided to go back to work full time thinking I could do it all!  It worked for a while.  My job was super awesome, the kids were looked after, and I was enjoying being out of the house, using my brain again.  But eventually the novelty of the job wore off, and I realized working outside the home full time came with some major sacrifices. And the first thing to go was my side passion... my creative outlet... Painting.

I totally learned my lesson and will never do that to myself again. I love painting furniture. I love hunting for fabulous pieces and bringing them back to life. I love painting for friends, family and clients and seeing the excitement on their faces when they pick up their pieces. I love working with colour, I love creating and exploring. I certainly felt a void in my life when I put my creative side on the back burner. I realize now how important that part of my life is, and will forever make it a priority.

So here I am, back in business.  I spent weeks cleaning my basement and creating my perfect workshop.  Sorry kiddos, no finished basement for you ;) I've already finished a bunch of projects that I can't wait to share.

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