Friday, May 25, 2012


     For the last few weeks I have been working on projects, planting flowers, and spreading mulch to get ready for my first "Open Garage" this past Monday. Of course, I had a lot of help from my friends and family! :) As my nights grew longer and my alarm clock remained set for the wee hours of the morning, I neglected my blog...once again! I have been so busy making the projects that I have had very little time to write about them. But my dear friend, Carly decided to share my blog on FACEBOOK! So, I decided that I needed to update. :)
     As Monday rolled around I began doubting my decision to put my work on display. There were so many people continuously sending encouragement and tips my way. So, after all of the bruises, fears, and exhaustion I opened my home and shop to my family and friends. I set a goal and far surpassed it in a way that I never dreamed. The success of the "open garage" has opened my eyes to the possibilities of Restored Charm. Here are some of the things that I sold at the "open garage."
     My next step was finally deciding to create a Facebook page. With the help of my Facebook guru friend, we created the Restored Charm page. Slowly, but surely I am adding pictures and inviting friends. 
     As I wrap up an incredibly hectic, yet successful week, I am excited at what the future holds for my little business. I am thankful to my family and friends for their constant help, encouragement, and support. Now...back to the shop to finish up some orders. :) 


Monday, May 7, 2012

Busy Bee

After my last post I had every intention of writing once or twice a week. As you can see, that didn't happen. I have been so busy after work and on the weekends making my projects that I haven't opened my computer since my last post. Last weekend my Daddy came to town. In a whirlwind of about 24 hours, my garage was transformed from a junk yard to a creative workspace and display area for my antiques and projects. The next step is to get concrete poured for the garage.
On the advertisement front, I designed and ordered my first set of business cards. I love the way they turned out. I have also decided to have an "Open Garage Sale" for friends and family on May 21st. I will make some smaller things to sell that day and the larger items can be ordered. Here are some of the things that I have restored. :)
Although I have filled many of my afternoons with projects, I have still found the time to spend some much needed time with my friends. It still amazes me what wonderfully supportive people I have around me. Some are my critics that drive me to make better projects, some are my best customers, and others provide me with laughter and fun to keep me energized! I couldn't do it without them! As usual, I am off to make more projects.