September 15, 2009

Well, hello there!

Welcome to my very first post in my very first blog!

Where do I start?  I am Karen and I live in Rangiora, NZ.  I have always loved the french country/shabby chic style and for a long (long, long!) time I have dreamt of letting myself loose with a paintbrush and some sandpaper on some furniture.  Now I have completed my family (and survived the baby years relatively unscathed!), the time is right for me to get painting!  So far I have completed a large shelf, a dressing table, a chest of drawers, a small armoire and a large hutch dresser.  I did them all with the intention of keeping them for myself but my friends and family kept saying to me how fantastic they were and that they were sure others would think so too, and convinced me that I should try selling them.  So I advertised a couple of pieces on and within a week they had sold!  The feedback from the purchasers was very positive and has inspired me to do more.  So, I am loving it....I get to surf on trademe, visit op-shops, garage sales and recycling stores all in the name of  'work'!  I get immense joy from transforming unloved out-of-date pieces of furniture into shabby chic treasures...and I get to do it from the comfort of my own home!

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