Decorative Artist  Shawna Wood

How Did This Happen?

How did I get here? I mean how did I go from full time Mom to reimagining furniture? This is new ground for sure! Originally I just liked going to estate sales and buying things to refinish for myself. One day I went to help one of my girlfriends settle in to her new home. She was having trouble placing their couch in the living room. We moved it four different times trying to get the right feel. We stood back and were trying to figure out why it never felt right. I looked up and said four words that I can’t believe ever would cross this lover of all sparkly things lips. “Yank that chandelier down.”  Yep, her gorgeous, crystal coated, oh.ma.lawd. that’s beautiful, light fixture. You see her fixture was hung to the center of the room, normally not a problem. This room however had an offset wall of windows. The furniture needed to be centered to the windows not the center of the room. The huge windows look out over her spa like pool and dreamy view. That is the focal point, not the big arse glistening orb of light. So it got yanked in the next hour. (It was hung over her stunning dining table instead). Then we were still looking at the room & I offered to re-paint a humongous framed mirror to better match it’s new surroundings. Steph said go for it and I have done just that. I realized I can reimagine furnishings for others and they really seem to love them. It is glamorous up cycling. I shortly thereafter enrolled in a faux finishing class in Houston, TX that put my passion into overdrive!

Scroll through my shop and see if you find something that you can’t live without. Maybe get an idea about something you have that I could refinish for you, reach out, I would love to hear from you! Thanks for joining me in my crappy to happy painting adventures!



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