Hi, I’m Jen. A while ago I left a career in banking management where my creativity was rarely used. So these days I spend most of my spare time in the garage – fixing and painting furniture (usually from a thrift store, yard sale, or curbside!) or creating budget-friendly home decor. I’ve also been known to sew a pillow cover or shower curtain from time to time. I sell many of my furniture pieces in an antique mall and at vintage markets, and I share advice and experiences to help you grow your own furniture refinishing business. I’m certainly not an expert but I hope to be a resource for others who share my enthusiasm, and I’d also like to hear about your successes. Here I’ll post my current projects, tips I’ve learned along the way, and even some mistakes I’ve made- because this is real life, and no one’s perfect! When I’m not in the garage I’m usually chasing around two adorable but mischievous boys (and a newly mobile baby!) or bugging my hard-working husband – aka Mr. GITG – for a second opinion on my projects.
If you’re new here, take a look around my Project Gallery and I invite you to join a growing community of DIY enthusiasts on my email list.
Welcome to my garage and my life.
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