Here's the Shabby on Me

The love for the old started for me when I bought my first home in Lake Tahoe, California, it was a Knotty Pine Cabin and quite the fixer-upper.  Just what I could afford, and the challenge was on!
From the exterior to the interior, I painted, restored and decorated using left overs from my divorce, garage sales, thrift stores, and antique store finds.   If I did not know how to do something, off to the Hardware Store for advise.  All this was way before Blogging and I wish I could have shared those times.  I have been working with tools and doing just about anything a man could do. I am telling you gals you can do anything you set your mind to!   I was raising two girls as a single mom, and enjoyed every moment of those times.
  I  always loved decorating a home and have been a collector since 1980 and have a great love for all things vintage.  My Shabby Redo started spring of 2011, just doing one piece for the new home. Well, that started it, hey I loved the Shabby look, I can do this, so off I went on the hunt, bought, and prepared my pieces for whatever I felt for that piece.
  This redo of old quality furnishing is just great to bring something back to a new beginning,   If only the furniture or items could tell their story!!!!  
I am now a Grandmother of 5 and will share posts relating to my joy of redo of furniture, sewing, quilting, crafting, DIY, and collecting of all vintage items that warm the heart.

take care,