"As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same." - Nelson Mandela If you are an artist in any form, (painter, architect, contractor, wood-worker, writer, photographer, etc) than you understand how important continually finding inspiration is. Sometimes as artists, we can get inspired by something we… Continue reading Minneapolis Home & Garden Show 2016
"The seeker embarks on a journey to find what he wants, and discovers, along the way, what he needs." Two weeks ago I came across a great little ottoman at Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center in Eau Claire, Wi for $3.00! After my employee discount the total came to around $2.80! What a deal! (p.s.… Continue reading Potato Sack Ottoman
"When I let go of all I am, I become what I might be." - Lao Tzo Potential is a beautiful thing. To see something and know that it can be more than what it currently is takes a special kind of vision. All things, all people hold an unlimited amount of potential. Sometimes, all… Continue reading Industrial Chair.
“For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.” - Robert Louis Stevenson If you are a regular follower of Anchored Way Trading Co, you by now know that I am a lover of travel, adventure, wandering back roads and the… Continue reading Travel inspired desk.
I remember it like it was yesterday. Dad would park the van in their driveway in Minnesota, us 3 kids would jump out as fast as we could, and run down the sidewalk on the hill that was graced with beautiful flower and rock gardens all the way to Grandma and Grandpas door. Grandma and… Continue reading Mini truck-garden tutorial.
"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you." ~ Matthew 17:20 This winter I had the opportunity to do a paint makeover in my small bathroom with the… Continue reading Small bathroom makeover.
I had a vision for this dresser the second I spotted it at a thrift store. There is something so neat to me about taking a vision and making it a reality! I just love before & afters! Dresser Before: Dresser After:
“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~Neil Gaiman I love being an artist. It is my passion. I love the feelings that come along with creating and transforming a piece of furniture. It gives… Continue reading Red license plate dresser.
' The art of living is always to make a good thing out of a bad thing.' ~ E.F. Schmacher Art to me is about vision. It is about seeing potential in something that others may not see. It is about taking something and changing it, making it unique , making it your… Continue reading TV Stand dresser.
"As soon as I saw you, I knew an adventure was going to happen." ~ Winnie The Pooh My son just turned 10 last week. I am trying my hardest to not let his age make me feel sad about the fact that I am losing my 'baby' boy. It is a hard transition when… Continue reading 9 drawer dresser.