Goodbye March, Hello April

I hope everyone had an exciting Easter and a wonderful month in March. My littles enjoyed their spring break the last week of the month following into Easter and we were busy with fun, friends and the start of our two home projects!

Let’s take a peek at what was completed for the month of March! I had one inventory piece that went out in the First Dibs Email and was picked up that week. Visit Shop Selections to get on the First Dibs List and to see what is available in the shop for purchase that is already finished ready for your home! As always, you can view what pieces are available for customization over at In the Studio.

 

I’m in love with each and every one of these pieces! I had the pleasure to complete my first ever piano alongside staining a table and bench that my client built.

If I could say it in words, there would be no reason to paint.

Edward Hopper

We are in the last phase of completing two home projects that have been on the paper for quite some time. One, of which took me 2 years to find the perfect barn doors. There are a few sayings that come to mind about patience. Boy, did I have to remind myself countless times about waiting. Once I found my doors everything else seem to fall into place. Stay tuned in as I will share in detail in two different blog post about how I made space in my home into my official Boutique Room as well as what exciting task we did for our back patio ceiling!

Looking forward to April!

xoxo- Rebecca

Goodbye February, Hello March

February was a busy month with more custom projects on the books for March. As always contact me for pricing as well as what openings are available. Get yourself on the calendar- I tend to book up fast! I completed twelve custom pieces in the month of February. Take a quick peek! I also completed one inventory piece! Click over to Shop Selections to see all our available pieces for purchase.

Happiness does not come from doing easy work but from the afterglow of satisfaction that comes after the achievement of a difficult task that demanded our best.

-Theodore Isaac Rubin

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xoxo

-Rebecca

Goodbye January, Hello February

I am not too sure where this month went. As I sip on my choice of drink, late at night, writing my blog post, I sigh as I see the Christmas boxes are still in my family room. No, not even packed. I still have my decor up! I have been busy with life. As we all are I am sure. Between the school run-a-rounds, homework, refinishing and This Is Us (among some other shows that are on my must watch list) a girl can fall behind. Perhaps a little too behind. Hello February, already!?!?! OOPS.

Starting off the 2018 year I had the pleasure to work on five amazing pieces! The number may seem low but each one was intense. From stripping the old, making repairs and researching inspirational ideas, I was busy! Let’s take a peek:

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One of these gorgeous antique beauty’s is available for purchase. Click over to Shop Selections to view details.

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.

– H. Jackson Brown

I love this quote. You can apply it to anything in your life, at anytime. Prepping my furniture so it withstands another life time, being a mother and teaching my children right from wrong, finding friendship and showing loyalty, kindness and lending a helping hand when needed. I give my best in all I do. I may not be perfect, but it is my best, and for that I know tomorrow will be good. As for those Christmas boxes… tomorrow is a new day!

I have many projects scheduled in the books for February. Mostly custom, and I am grateful. I will have a few items that will be available for purchase. If you would like to receive what Second Chance Charms has to offer before it goes public, please fill out your email address here: First Dibs Email List.

Thanks for being a part of my journey!

xoxo

Rebecca

Goodbye December, Hello January

Christmas left as fast as it came this year. It was hard to get in the Christmas spirit for me. We unexpectedly lost my grandfather on December 6th. Norman was an honorable man, married to my grandmother for 55 years and left behind 4 children, 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. His service was beautiful and the stories shared even more so. Rest in peace my grumpa, I love you.

 

I was able to complete a few projects this month, let’s take a look at what was completed at both custom pieces and inventory selection purchased for customizations.

 

I am completely happy with all of these gorgeous pieces. Ending December on a rather good note. I value the history that you share with me on your pieces. Most of them come from past relatives and this month was a reminder of that importance to me.

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.

-Arthur Schopenhauer

Although Christmas was different for us this year, spending time with our family was perfect and lovely. I hope that you had a wonderful holiday with your loved ones.

xoxo

Rebecca

Goodbye November, Hello December

I know. I know. Christmas is here??! Where did the time go? Before I start hyperventilating lets take a moment and enjoy what November has brought! I was able to get two inventory pieces in over at Shop Selections and, I got busy with some amazing client pieces! Lets take a quick peak at what was completed!

So much COLOR!!! I am completely over the moon with all these beautiful pieces! I love growing my portfolio- Its the next best thing to not being able to KEEP all of them! Thank you for allowing me to give a Second Chance to these forgotten Charms.

Be happy about what you have.

Be excited about what you want.

-Alan Cohen

How many of you can relate by having a Goal Check List? We believe it to be a great thing~ healthy even! If you don’t do it, this 2018 New Year is a perfect time to start doing so! My husband and I will write down the things we want to accomplish for the year: Personal goals. Our family goals. Household upgrades. etc. Once you write down these “goals”, it makes it easier to work towards them. When you check your goal off your list the feeling of accomplishment is wonderful and you are ready to gear up for the next thing to tackle!

One of my goals for Second Chance Charms is to have a Shop Renovation! This took time but well worth it in the end! Before my garage was a chaotic mess that I was not only consistently embarrassed by when clients would come over to Drop off/ Pick up their pieces, but the lack of organization was nerve-racking during the refinishing process.

A few of the items on my check list for this Shop Renovation were:

  • Cabinets- Let face it I needed storage for all of my supplies.
  • Sink- As crazy as that sounds Yes. I have completely ruined my sink in my house. You bet your bottom Kitchen Renovation is on my 2018 List 😉
  • Electrical outlets and lighting- My garage has ONE outlet for me to use. I have dealt with this craziness for five years. Enough. And of course LIGHTING is key!

Here are a few of the progress pictures I have. There are few things that need to be done- but all cosmetic. I can finally work in a safe, organized, happy environment!

Plumbing for a sink!
Electrical work for more outlets! (My father and my youngest, Emmett)

Follow Second Chance Charms (Behind The Scenes) Furniture to see more pictures of my Helper/ Boss Emmett 😉

Drywalled the sink area as well as cleaned out the space for all the cabinets!

I would still like to paint the ceiling- Yes my OCD doesn’t only reflect on my furniture pieces but as well as in my life all around!

Here is a final photo of what I have going on today- I still have lighting to install in the ceiling as well as finish up the outlets on the right side of the wall. Nevertheless, I am still so excited to share this with you!

“How important is excitement to happiness? The key is to get excited about the mundane — not just extraordinary things”.

-Dennis Prager

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and ate yummy food with wonderful people! My family had a very Thankful holiday!

xoxo-

Rebecca

Goodbye October, Hello November

November is finally here!!! This is the time where we enjoy pumpkin spice everything, sweaters, scarfs and hats and cozying up to the ones we love! Being thankful of who is in our lives and appreciating all the little things- Not that we don’t do it year around- but sometimes tis the season for remembering those things. I get it. Life gets busy. Take this time to slow down and enjoy all the moments, the stories and the company!
October was enjoyable over here in the Studio! Not only was I able to get one inventory piece in over at Shop Selections, but I got my hands on some very gorgeous pieces that had solid bones, lots of details and perfect pieces to showcase my glazing techniques for my Portfolio. Lets look at what was completed for this month!

There is another reason why the month of October will forever be in my mind- I reached my 100th piece YTD! 

You can check out my clients antique beauty’s debut over at Antique Buffet- 100th Piece YTD . Last year in 2016 we reach our 100th piece back in August with this lovely gem, 100th Piece YTD- Buffet.

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Big or small, I truly believe all of Second Chance Charms pieces are wonderful! Thank you so much for your continued support!

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted. –Aesop

I hope everyone had a safe and Happy 2017 Halloween! Here are my handsome three boys- A Ninja Warrior, Rocket from Guardians of the Galaxy and my little sidekick Robin!

Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.

xoxox

Rebecca

Hello October, Goodbye September

We are officially in the swing of things with school and schedules. I had a great month in September with lots of gorgeous pieces! Let’s take a look at what was completed for customers and inventory, remember to get yourself on the First Dibs Email list to be notified on available pieces that come into the shop! Click over to Shop Selections to view what is available for purchase!

If you hear a voice within you say “you cannot paint,” then by all means paint and that voice will be silenced. –Vincent Van Gogh

xoxo

Rebecca