Sarah has created a name for herself in the growing industry of furniture refinishing. Her style and flare for design puts her out in front and one to follow!
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How long have you been refinishing furniture?
I have been refinishing furniture for 3 years.
Tell us how you got started?
I’ve always been creative and loved to decorate - I discovered I could create the looks I wanted by taking old discarded quality pieces and giving them a whole new life.
Do you refinish for personal use or do you sell?
I do both! I sell my pieces on social media but occasionally I keep one for myself ️
Do you have a favorite furniture style that you like to refinish?
No I really don’t! I truly find beauty in all of the different styles and love to refinish them all equally - you can see that in my work! That being said anything that’s been around for 100+ years really gets me excited!
What paint medium is your favorite?
I love so many - each piece lends itself to a different medium for me. I would say the paint that gives me the most therapy and creative outlet is milk paint.
Do you have a favorite piece you've refinished and why?
Yes! This antique dresser had SO much charm and character - hand cut dovetails and nails, porcelain casters and a hidden drawer. I felt like I was painting a long lost treasure.
Overall, not exclusive to furniture refinishing, what is your favorite color?
Minty-Robins egg blues.
When you aren't refinishing furniture what do you enjoy doing?
Refinishing furniture. Haha! I absolutely love to decorate.
Do you have any tips you would like to share?
Go outside your comfort zone! Even when it’s easier to throw in the towel and go with the easier route or the safer option, persevere! Trust your instincts and push your creativity.
Do you have a favorite Zibra Paintbrush and why?
Oh that’s hard! The chiseled wedge is my favorite for flat surfaces - it’s smooth, holds lots of paint and gets the job done! I also love the palm pro - it’s the ultimate therapy brush for any piece.
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