Hi! I'm Shayla Martin, a 27-year old living in Pewaukee, Wisconsin. I grew up in Brookfield, Wisconsin just next door. I attended UW-Milwaukee and graduated in 2010 with an accounting degree. After college, I moved to NYC for almost three years and then came back to Wisconsin.
I have always loved to be creative and make things. It started very early with teaching myself how to knit from instructions online (before Youtube mind you) and then I started making and stitching jewelry in high school. While in NYC, I lived in a very small studio apartment on the UES. Didn't have much room to do much, but I still tried to do little projects like jewelry and paint.
When I came back and bought a condo in Pewaukee in June 2014, I had my own garage and so much more space. I started doing furniture for my condo and then I started selling items on CL, OfferUp and local Facebook groups.
When I am not working my day job, picking, or refurbishing furniture, I like to spend time with my family. I am big lover of wine, mexican food and General Finishes Java Gel.
I started this blog in hopes to document more of my projects and hopefully give tips to fellow furniture refurbishers and newbies at it. I remember it was so helpful to have good resources (blogs, friends, YouTube tutorials) when I started.
Thanks for visiting,