I recently had a Q&A session on my Instagram Stories and one question that was asked repeatedly was about furniture makeovers. (I will be answering some of the other questions in a blog post soon.) Will I do furniture makeovers again? Will I sell furniture again? Will I sell at shows again?
The short answer to that is yes.
The long answer is that I was burnt out and I needed a break from retail and the volume of furniture I was churning through my studio. My back needed a break. My creative brain needed a break. And I needed time to move my family across the country, get settled, work on our new house, and explore other creative endeavors, like fabric design and oil painting.
Now that I’ve taken that break, I’m ready to start buying some furniture and painting it to sell. I think my shopping day at Gold Rush contributed to the desire to get back into it. I saw some great pieces of furniture that needed some love, but I didn’t have a place for them. Now, I can buy them, share those makeovers (along with tutorials) with all of my furniture-loving readers, and sell them.
I’m hoping to paint/refinish 1-2 pieces each month and then bring them to Adourn in Chatfield, MN to sell. Melissa, the shop owner, is one of my MMS Milk Paint retailers and she is such a talented creative entrepreneur. Her store is beautiful and it’ll be a great, no-pressure way for me to get into furniture retail again.
The winter months might get a little dicey, but I hope to sneak several makeovers in before the snow comes and the temperatures plummet.