I was so excited to see in the new year so that I could get cracking on re-launching my home interior business. It has been a very hectic couple of years for me with moving house and project managing our own home renovations, which having completed the first two phases, will continue to be on-going for a few years yet, I will be blogging about that over the next few months. Now that things have settled down a little, it's time for me to get back to my two loves, my VA business (IAM-Virtual Support) and the re-launch of my Home Interiors/Furniture Up-cycling business.
Goodbye Farmyard Chic, Hello Drewsan Home!
With this re-launch I have a new name and new focus which I am very excited to share with you all on this new blog - goodness it's all new, new, new by the sounds of it!!
Well I am sure you will all agree that the name Farmyard Chic was not entirely appropriate for somebody no longer living on a farm! It was my challenge over the Christmas period to decide on a name for the business. I am thrilled to have made that decision "DREWSAN HOME". I hope in the future when I'm celebrating milestone years, people will ask how I came up with the name - well the simple truth is that Drewsan is made up using the last letters of both the names of my parents, my beloved late Dad, Andrew and my very much alive dear Mum, Susan.
Time to get to work.....
This week although still working hard on the Website and On-line Shop, I have managed to really get into some serious up-cycling projects. The first for 2019 is this gorgeous mirror. Unfortunately, this is not for sale as it is a commission but I have more similar mirrors which will be available over the next few weeks. You can see what is currently available for sale in the on-line shop.
This mirror which is of a nice quality teak wood has been painted with Autentico Vintage 'Almond' and then a coat of Autentico Clear Wax which brings out the true colour of the paint leaving a smooth, sealed finish.
Beginning to take shape!
I have tried many different chalk paints over the past few years and Autentico is by far my favourite, I will cover this in another blog soon.
Lightly sanded and waxed for a soft smooth finish.
Here we have the finished mirror beautifully modelled by Granddog 'Finn' - you will get to know that I love looking after this little devil to support my daughter, he is always making me laugh with his funny little antics, I'll share a few along the way!
I am always happy to take on commissions, I am based both in Sussex and Hertfordshire so if you are within an hours drive I would love to help. Alternatively, I will be setting up some on-line tutorials and live Webinars where you can complete your own project with my on-line guidance and support live, keep an eye out for dates coming up very soon.
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It would be lovely to hear your feedback and learn about anything you are doing. Come back soon to see my next project, a lovely set of bed-side tables.
I am working hard on this shiny new blog and will soon have it up and running with lots of information and chit chat about what I am up to with Drewsan Home so please check back soon and let me know what you think!