“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 outdoors. I find myself often day-dreaming of driving the car, down an old back road in the mountains of Montana, windows down, radio on, the wind blowing through my hair… (okay let’s be realistic, … * the wind blowing my hair into my face…) , and nowhere to go, ..but everywhere.
I’m a dreamer. A day dreamer, yes. A night dreamer, of course, but most importantly, I believe in the dreams that God has instilled into this heart of mine. Progress, no matter how slow, is progress. A step forward, is still a step, no matter if it’s a running step or a walking step. Little by little, we get closer to becoming who God created us to be.
With each piece of furniture I create, I feel more like me & I feel my wings opening further. This, an artist, is who I am. I am here, to create and inspire you.
I came across this lonely desk while I was working at Hope Gospel Mission Bargain Center in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and knew it needed to come home with me to my workshop. I knew, it had potential, I could see it.
I was originally planning on giving the desk a new life and selling it at my favorite little local coffee shop, The Living Room Coffee House in Eau Claire, but once finished and placed in a corner of my living room, it was like the desk looked at me and said ‘Let me stay right here,’ and there, it still sits. Now it has a new life, a new home and is once again loved and provides my kids and my family with a little school / home work station and organization for all of the papers they bring home from school every day.
There it is friends! Completely perfect for our family! I used an old Montana map, that shows two of the towns where my kids first saw the mountains a few years ago on a road trip. I was blessed to have been given my late Grandfathers chair that he used in his basement workshop at his desk, every time I look at it, my heart smiles, and every time I sit in it, like I am now, writing this blog post, I know my Grandfather would be proud of the work I do.
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Have a blessed day- get out there and unleash your inner artist! Dream, Create, Believe in yourself!
Products used in this transformation;
- Arrow Drawer Pulls – Junk Gypsy at Gypsyville.com
- Paint – Sherwin Williams- Eau Claire, Wisconsin
- Stain- Minwax