Inspire

Inspire – Repurposing needy furniture lives

It’s funny how words spring up to become trendy in our current vernacular.  Take for instance “re-purposed”.  We now use this word when we reduce, reuse and recycle items.  A perfect example is this adorable outdoor table made from a door.

Meet Stacey Freet.  Her blog is Embracing Change.  I ran across her pin of the outdoor table a few weeks back.  With Pinterest the link to the site where it originated stays with the pinned photo.  I perused her site and just loved the work she’s done on older furniture.  REALLY good stuff.

Stacey has been blogging and repurposing for about a year and a half.  She finds her needy furniture pieces while thrifting, local yard-sales, local folks, or the ever popular craigslist.  Sometimes people just donate a piece to her.  She is constantly looking over the “For Sale” ads in the local paper.

Last October Stacey and her friend Megan started a little furniture business called the Blessed Nest.  Their passion is to inspire others to “repurpose” not only things but lives.   When asked why she likes to refinish/paint/repurpose she said, “I really love taking something old or ugly and beautifying it and giving it new life!!  My philosophy is tied into the verse from 2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come; the old has gone and the new is here!  Just like Christ transforms and changes us, so are the pieces that I create!!!”

Stacey has a mission, “Creating is what I love!  I believe in using what you have and loving it.  Being a good steward of what you have been given.  So much of it is perspective.  Instead of wanting what everyone has or wishing for more, embrace what you have and make it yours.  I think my blog title Embracing Change is about embracing a change of perspective really.”

You’ll have to agree this outdoor table is adorable.  Even the “subway signage” – there’s another trendy word – makes the table stand out.  The colors are very contemporary.  No wonder her table is highly popular on Pinterest and shows up on other blogs.

Create on Stacey.  I love seeing your work.

 

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