A Vintage Dresser for a Soirée

Hey friends!

Can I be honest? I’m on my second cup of coffee because I’m dreading going out to the garage to work in the heat! I ran 5 miles with a friend this morning, and my energy level is dropping when I think of sweating more than I already have. Summer is definitely not my favorite time of year, but for all you people who love living life like it’s a sauna -enjoy. Continue reading “A Vintage Dresser for a Soirée”

The Tale of an Art Deco Dresser

This month has been full of excitement. A door opened to me at the beginning of the month as I was offered to lease my very own studio space in the design district of Annapolis, MD. I’ve been given the opportunity to work beside multiple creative small businesses and I’m overwhelmed with gratitude. As young and new to all of this as I am, I’m so excited to learn from new, talented friends.

My only question: what do people do with an empty garage? I just can’t seem to remember.

With this new business opportunity, I’m beginning the process of deciding on an official business name and working on my image. Yes, friends, things may be changing here at the Restored Living blog; but I promise it’s for the better and it will still be me and my creations!

I actually wanted to share this Art Deco dresser with you today, because this transformation has been the engine that got my brain turning onto new ideas for my business. I’ve had this dresser for many months and it’s been the last on my priority list for several reasons, but it’s finished now and safely in my studio.

Let me tell you a little about it, and the story I’ve imagined it to have.  Continue reading “The Tale of an Art Deco Dresser”

Galley-Style Kitchen Cabinet Update

Happy Saturday, friends!

I find you with two cramped-up shoulder blades, an aching bicep (yes, just the one), a screaming lower back, and the happiest heart. And coffee. Two cups of coffee.

The last 11 days have been insane for me. Non-stop. While my husband is on a temporary deployment for a month, I decided to take on the project of painting a client’s kitchen cabinets. Everything was OK until I rehung all the doors by myself. My weak little arms could hardly hold the shaking power drill by hour six. But I DID IT! #womanpower.  I’m a firm believer that a woman can do anything a man can… but sometimes stuff is just heavy! (okay, okay, complaining over). Continue reading “Galley-Style Kitchen Cabinet Update”