New Adventures

I’ve been trying to figure out how to get out of this awkward cycle of needing to hustle food in order to make enough money to survive & still have some left over for my savings account. I quit serving for a year & dipped my toes into banking… but then I thought.. dang, this is such a cold, sterile environment. Everything I’m supposed to say is so heavily regulated – it’s hard to feel sincere. I knew if I could stick with it long enough a promotion would be on its way, so I thought about the promotion & motivated myself to keep on pushing for a few more months until one day I finally said f*** this.

Here I am now, a few months later & I’ve decided to create a little hype for myself with this here website (done on Monday), I’ve started talking about it with people over the last few weeks, and I’ve taken off every Monday & Thursday to be able to focus on relieving some of this creative energy.

So far, I’ve been given two connections with interior designers. The goal there is to impress them enough that they hire me to find cool, artistic pieces whenever they are designing a home. I want to be the girl they call when they need something funky or cool like a dresser that needs to be modern or painted black. I’ve reached out to them & will be forever grateful for the woman that gave me their information.

Next, I was serving a couple from the country club & started asking them about what they do for a living. Turns out, he’s a freaking FURNITURE wholesaler. Get outta here, right? Wrong. He needs someone that can work on furniture by the truckload to repair little scuffs or holes on things that he sells in his store. He wants that person to be me! I am so incredibly humbled & blessed for this opportunity. We will be crunching numbers this week to figure out how we can both be profitable, I will get to show him what I can do, & I will have a chance to make money doing what I love. ❤️

Thanks for checking in,

Jessica 🌻

Refinished Dining Table

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I was given this table and decided that I wanted to spruce it up a little. I used a Black & Decker hand held sander for the top – that was the most difficult part of the process for me. With the details on the bottom of the table, I wanted to keep it simple & add a touch of color. I used a spray paint in deep turquoise – I used a gloss. After I sanded & cleaned the top of the table, I applied a few coats of stain until I got the color that I wanted. I applied a sealer about two days later, just to make sure that the stain had dried completely. That stuff takes forever sometimes! Once I sealed it, I put the table back together and here it is! So happy with the results, now I have another table I’ll be doing. I’m thinking dark green top, with copper stand. Green seems to be in for 2017 so I’m excited about this one. I will be posting soon!