Howdy Redoux Mavens! My name is Allison from Refunk My Junk! I am so thrilled Karen invited me to spend some time with you, share my blogging and business story, as well as some of my projects with you today!
One thing Karen and I have in common, besides being CeCe Caldwell’s Paint fanatics, is our love for rescuing junk and saving our planet one ugly piece of furniture at a time (que the Superman music: dun dun dun dun!). You don’t have to be a fancy interior decorator to make your home look fab and you don’t have to break the bank doing it!
3 years ago I started Refunk My Junk as a hobby to unleash some pent up creativity. I was a Vice President at a corporate bank and a about to have my first baby.
I just needed an outlet to feel like “me” again and starting a blog to showcase my projects seemed to do the trick. I loved to treasure hunt at garage sales and thrift stores, paint the pieces in fun colors, and sell them on Craigslist.
I also hosted DIY workshops teaching women about how to Refunk their own junk using Latex paints and oil-based glazes. Although they were fun, using Latex paints posed many issues. The sanding, priming, dust, masks, fumes, you know the rest. So along came CeCe Caldwell’s Paints and I was hooked. I immediately signed up the be a retailer and never looked back! 6 months later I left my fancy corporate job to work my hobby-turned-business full time. You can read more about my journey to self-employment here.
This past year has been full of fun projects and here are a few to share with you!
I transformed this $40.00 Flea Market Desk into a Turquoise Treasure with CeCe Caldwell’s Santa Fe Turquoise.
I am also a retailer for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paints. As soon as I received my retailers test kit I immediately painted my dining room table. I purchased the entire set, chairs and all, for $125.00 off of Craigslist.
If you have never used Milk Paint before here are some tips for mixing it. I was skeered to mix it myself so this helped me get over my fear and hopefully helps you too!
Of course, I still host DIY Workshops, which are so much more fun with CeCe Caldwell’s Paints!
Thank you so much for letting me share a little bit about me today! I would love for you to hop on over to my blog for more inspiration!