I started my one-woman shop out of my home in 2012. At first it was my escape, my side project, my something fun to do! I quickly learned that my projects were catching people’s eyes and they wanted the opportunity to purchase my work. Fast forward a few years, and I now have a She Shed on my property where I can repurpose all sorts of things and let all of my creative juices flow!
This “side project” has turned into a great passion for me. I love taking an old door and repurposing it into a shelf for a client, or a singer sewing machine table and transforming it into a bar cart. Instead of throwing old furniture away, I tell my friends to bring it on over to the She Shed and I’ll ReLove it into something fresh and exciting!
One of my first ReLoved projects happened by chance. When my friend’s mother passed away, they decided to sell the house to an investor and called me to see if I wanted anything from inside. I entered the 1900’s Northeast Minneapolis 2 story and was in awe of the architecture. I immediately fell in love with the 4 panel, solid wood interior doors throughout the home. I removed them all, brought them back to my garage and let the magic of creativity take over.
I started to sand down one of the doors, going through layer after layer of 100 year old paint. It was beautiful, browns and greens of the 80s and then yellows of the 70s. After sanding through a few layers, it was perfectly imperfect! I then cut the door in half vertically and screwed it together to repurpose it into a corner shelf. Adding pieces of old barn wood as the shelves I finished it off with an antique wax coating and placed the sentimental gorgeous piece in my living room.
There she sits adorned with art that I have collected throughout the years. People who stop by still ask me where I bought the shelf, and I reply with “Oh you can’t buy this, she’s one of a kind!”
I look forward to sharing my future projects with you, so be sure to check back and you can follow along!
Tara – Your writing style describes you. You are an interesting, innovative, exciting and amazing woman. Always on the cutting edge of following your dreams. Good luck on your new real estate venture. As usual, you will be great. Carol Malenofski
Thank you so much Carol, your support and encouragement me so much!