Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Oh my dear ones. Life is good. With all this warm weather, everyone seems to be sweeping the cobwebs out of their storage spaces and putting precious gems at the curbs. And for that my neighborhood dumpers, i thank you.This is when i'm at my best...Using salvage. And I have picked up more than my fair share of crib parts this spring. Because of regulations and recalls, most cribs cannot be donated. So, they go to landfill. WHAT A CRIME! All that good junk goin to waste. But not here at the Shabby Attic! I'm crib crazy. And so, I say to you, check out the pics below and wELcOmE to My CRiB!! I have a junior bed made from an inverted kitchen table with a crib part for a headboard, a full-size headboard made from an old Jenny Lind crib, an doggie bed, and a cute yellow storage bench...GO GET THEM CRIBS!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

How Repurposing Saved my Sanity (and kept me out jail)

Oh...such a strange title I am sure. But oh so true. If any of you out there has been through divorce you will know what I'm speaking of. Particularly if it came as a shock. There are so many days my friends have encouraged me to make peace, forgive, move on, and just get a boyfriend. However, that is not so easy. It is in my nature to make war, not peace. At least once a day since receiving "the papers", I have ideas of bitch slappin smarmy men, and sitting on and shaving the heads of fork-tongued women who are 5'4" and a size 5. One friend recently, even encouraged me to journal. But I am an action girl. I'm 5'9" and of german-italian heritage. A hundred years ago I would've been pulling a plow with a baby under each arm in some field in Bavaria. I need to DO something. I needed furniture therapy. And often. There has been no greater way to heal, than to take a forsaken dresser from a curb, unload it at my shop and beat it into blissful submission with a circular saw and some paint. And from the fruits of whipping furniture into shape, and busting up pallets and making coffee tables, and hoisting neglected and once-forgotten furniture into my truck, has emerged a thriving business in a crap economy. And maybe that's the answer to how to get through the storms of life. Get up, get moving, and get busy at something you love. And you will succeed. And that's the best kind of revenge.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012


Oh my's been a while since I posted, but I have been soooo busy. Facebook has really launched the business forward, and i'm busy creating new's some of what we've been up to...Shabby has gone modern as well as staying classic shabby white. We have EMBRACED color since the new year... Also we've done some more pallet fun! Man I love going to work....