Thursday, September 13, 2012


When I first started thinking that maybe I could refinish, remake, restyle furniture that someone might want to purchase for their home I wasn't thinking "Dream Big".  Truly it was more of a little dream with a few baby steps.  Then more steps and more steps, and while I'm not making loads of money, nor am I even remotely well known, or even known much at all, I am finding growth.  I've learned a ton from so many of the other ladies out there blazing their own trail.  Most of us probably began, not thinking we could make the house payment, but because we had a creative NEED to produce something of beauty that we worked on with our own hands.  That's me at any rate.  Often I find myself marveling at the opportunities that have presented themselves to me.  Don't get me wrong, I do try to be consistent and work a bit at my business every day and soaked up as much as I could from others who do this as a business also, and I always have approached this as a business as well as a creative endeavor.  Now a new experience has presented itself, and I'm so enjoying learning from it!

Remember this Subway dresser?  I had set this piece aside to make a subway dresser on at the same moment that I was called to see if I might have some pieces to be used in a new home being built for the Omaha area "Steet of Dreams".  When I found out the house was going to be featuring architectural elements salvaged from old Omaha buildings I immediately offered to send them some photos of the dresser.  How Divine was that moment?!  I firmly hold that God leads us, provides for us, and sometimes answers even unasked prayers.  So the Subway dresser is temporarily residing in a lovely, lovely home for the Street of Dreams, Sept. 15-30.

The design team for the house also chose a few friends of Mr. Omaha to keep him company in the house! 
This dresser is also there.  She sold to a sweet gal an hour after she was selected for the show house.  So she's being generously loaned to us.
This little sweetie has joined the big kids.
This is a new finish that is meant to compliment #3 in  a little girls styled room.  She has a graphic from The Graphics Fairy on her her top.
 I am excited to see how these pieces mix in with the other furnishings in the house.  So often I finish them and they head off to someone's home and I wonder how they will blend in, what style of furniture are they joining, are they a feature piece or a filler?  I hope to be able to take some photos of them fully staged and post them here when I visit all the show house.  We have often made it a family event to tour the homes and look for wonderful new decor trends and ideas.  And who knows, maybe even chase a dream you never knew you had. 
Have a Blessed Day!


  1. that is so neat! congrats! and i am sure there was definitely some divine intervention with the subway dresser. :)

  2. What an awesome opportunity and so well deserved! You know how much I love that dresser. And all of your pieces will fit in so nicely and add tons of character to the house. Enjoy the experience!

  3. How AMAZING is that!! So proud of you Deb! You are awesome and SO deserving of that!! YAYYYYYY!!

  4. You are too cool and I am so proud of you! All the hard work has paid off and you are an inspiration to me!

  5. WOW! This is super exciting! What a terrific opportunity! You should be very proud of yourself. Start dreaming BIGGER!!! Thanks for being such a great friend and inspiration.


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