This quote by William Morris, one the greatest textile designers, expresses why artists delve deep into their medium of choice. As a textile designer, he created tapestries, wallpaper, fabrics, and furniture during the British Arts and Crafts movement of the early 20th century. Much of his work is still in production.
His work inspires me to take something as mundane as a bathroom cabinet and turn it into functional beauty. I found this piece at a thrift store, overlooked by other buyers and myself for weeks. Eventually, I couldn’t resist it’s solid construction and industrial drawer pulls. I purchased it for $20 without a thought as to what to do with it.
It was missing a top piece and was super dirty. I cleaned it up, painted it and used one of the interior shelves for the top. After casters were installed, it became the much-needed bathroom storage for our kids’ bathroom.
Although I sell most of my furniture, some pieces have made their way into the homes of the people I love most in this world… my family. “If I have succeeded in some small way, if only in one small corner of the world, amongst the men and women I love, then I shall count myself blessed…” I am blessed to have family who appreciates my design sensibilities and wants a bit of my work in their homes.
So grateful to my customers who make it possible for me to work from home doing something I love to do. Last Friday alone, these items were sold, all of them need
to be refinished.
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