My name is Sarah. I live in Michigan and have three little kiddos all under the age of 7. For the past couple years I have been a middle school teacher at a small private school in our area. Before that, I was a full time SAHM (Stay at home mama). In 2014 we moved into a new house and I had started shopping at all these new vintage, repurpose, and antique stores that were popping up all over. There was so much I wanted for the house- and so much creativity going on at these shops, but at that time I could never afford the stuff I wanted. Well, at least the big stuff… dressers and large pieces. Now, I have always loved garage sale-ing – so I thought that maybe I would find a cheap piece and see what I could do with it. It was an old leather upholstered wooden chair that was falling apart. It cost me $10. I brought it home, picked up a $5 sample of paint at my local hardware store and started painting…
Don’t you love that color? It’s still one of my favorites!!! (Don’t ask me what this one is called… this is back when I threw the paint can away when I was done with it!)
Next, I spent an evening watching YouTube videos teaching myself how to upholster a simple chair pad. (Did I mention I failed Home Ec in middle school? Because I did) So, needless to say I thought this project would end up on the side of the road… BUT … I did it!
Here was my finished project!!! (and FIRST project I ever did!)
A couple more garage sale and Goodwill trips and I had more projects under my belt, and then I created a Facebook page, because I started having people ask me to redo furniture for them and wanted to start making some extra side money by selling my pieces that I didn’t have room for. With that came the name… Redeemed Decor.
Simple as it sounds. I REDEEM DECOR. Pieces in the trash, on the side of the road, at thrift shops, pieces I already owned.. everything was getting a new makeover! Going on year 3 now and I am still loving it! Now it’s turned from an experimental piece on my back patio to a small business out of my garage.