My journey started eight years ago - after having my first child. I was feeling lost and alone not knowing what to do with myself, expressing symptoms of postnatal depression. Creation was the therapy I came up with, and my journey started.
At first, I was decorating small items, repurposing old things, making small, personalised gifts for my loved ones and friends. Later, I started shifting to work with furniture. I began with my own furniture - all pieces were so different form each other and didn't match. So I started to try and match their style, to connect them with colours and texture. Soon upcycling become natural part of my life. Old rule “reduce - reuse - recycle” - appeared in new light.
As time passed and I learn new techniques, figured out what style I enjoy the most and started to look for a perfect paint for flawless finish, along with decoupage of cool artwork.
Painting helped me go through challenging times after having first child and moving to another town. Creating helps me stay optimistic.
I know there are so many moms like me, who have tough time and feels alone. To a lot of people, who came to furniture upcycling because of similar circumstances, it is therapy. It's learning new skills and reinventing what you already have got, without a demand to purchase new items. it's creating functional pieces of art out of outdated furniture, sometimes broken, or not matching new interior.
And now, during the pandemic, many people found themselves in similar situation as I once did, and creative activities, like restoring and redecorating furniture helps them maintain and restore their mental health. I am among them.
Now I enjoy working with people who want to inject little bit of colours and style to their interiors. Together we create bespoke furniture with character and story. Happy faces of new owners of bespoke piece are invaluable!
Thank you for being with me
Next time I will come back to you with tips how choose right design for furniture type.