Still working on my latest project, just waiting for paint to dry so I thought I take some time to tell you a little bit about myself. So...
Hi, my name is Tina and I am an incurable DIY girl. who's been creating home decor, holiday items and other fun, unique items for most of my life. Following a twist in the road a few years ago, I found myself divorced and on my own for the first time in my adult life ( marriage 3 weeks after college graduation sure seemed like a good idea, at the time)!!
Needing furniture on the cheap, I headed to my local thrift store. Little did I know it would be like Alice falling into Wonderland!! That was the beginning of treasure hunting ( that's what my daughter calls our visits to thrift stores) and a whole new world. I have taught myself how to refinish and upholster furniture and to look at someones' castoffs in a whole new light. I also make daily visits to some wonderful blogs that have helped me develop my skills.
I can't bring myself to call my finds junk, even if it was on the curb waiting for the garbage truck. They're more like extras waiting in the wings for, you guessed it, an Encore performance.
Encore Creations has become my passion. Like me, it is all about giving a chair, a table, dresser or life an encore. A second chance to do it all a little differently. Not looking at it based on it's past, but as a new creation full of potential and a great future. I truly feel that this small business will allow me to reach the true potential that God had planned for me all along. After all this gift of creativity that we have is a gift from Him. I plan to step out on faith and use my talents.
While there's probably nothing earth shatteringly new here, nothing you couldn't probably do yourself, some ideas are just worth seeing again. Maybe it will be just the right color combination, or unusual accessory. Whatever it is, I hope you enjoy, are inspired, captivated and encouraged by the pieces you find here.
...So, come on in, take a look around, come back as often as you can. I hope you will live comments when you visit. After all what's a visit to someone "house" without conversation!! If you see anything that you'd like to buy, let me know, it's probably just waiting for you to give it an encore!!