Etsy

You know that terrible feeling where something you are hoping for is fantastic on the other side of the door, all you have to do is open it and walk through, but you’re scared to do so? Where the unknown variables outnumber the safe options that you understand. Taking chances, risks and jumpinging in head first for me is slow going. I have to ease my way into things, think about the outcome, make a plan and understand the possibilities- both good and bad. 

If it’s both terrifying and amazing then you should most definitely pursue it

-Erada

I have to work myself up to do the unknown. Sometimes just the simplest things for me can be a challenge. For example, I remember when I first tried glaze. I was completely scared that I was going to ruin a piece of furniture, but in the end I kept thinking to myself  “if this goes horribly wrong what’s the worst that can happen? I can just repaint and start over! But… what of it goes completely amazing and I enjoyed it”. The possibilities.

Last week during Mass I heard Gods word of letting the things go you can not have control over and to have faith in Gods plans. That being afraid will only hinder a person. If I didn’t just try glazing who knows what Second Chance Charms would have become. I believe I am known for my glazing techniques. Which makes me stand out and helps give me my own name, my own style. I have been getting better about trying something new. Trying not to be afraid. 

I have a list of things that I want to do with my refinishing business. One of them was opening a shop on Etsy and being able to ship Nationwide. This may sound silly to some, but I know there is at least one person out there who can relate to the stress of the new adventure in opening an Etsy Shop.

Sunday, I finally opened the door and walked through it. I left behind the control over something that is unknown and gave myself into Gods plan….

Perhaps it may become nothing…. but, what if it becomes everything!!!

You can find us over at Second Chance Charms Etsy Shop! I do hope you click on over and make us one of your favorite shops. If you are not located in sunny Arizona, no need to fret, we deliver Nationwide now!!!

It’s amazing how stepping through one door can lead to other doors waiting to be opened. How something so terrifying then, now seems so miniscule. I must remember that when turning the next doorknob. 

Xoxo -Rebecca

Tv Entertainment Unit

Remember the Hutch End Pieces that were completed back on January 11th? This piece is the section that goes in the middle of those two pieces! I can not wait to get a photo from my client on how this turned out all together!

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Paperwhite and lightly distressed. Original hardware revamped in bronze. What is special about this piece is that it use to be an armoire. To give this old set a more modern feel my client’s husband hacked off the top! Creating only a base with no limit for television size plus she can add decor on the wall behind if she choose too. I added a shelf inside to hold my clients’ husbands receivers, consoles etc. (Those boys seem to have so many “things” that are must haves!). Popped a hole in the back for wires.


Bookcase

A bookcase that was built by my clients father when he was younger was brought in for a Second Chance. She wanted the backdrop to pop against the white and to have it match the bed frame and dresser I refinished for her back in 2015. 

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Dover White. The backing is Sherwin-Williams Black Fox and Glazed in Tricorn Black.

Vintage Record Cabinet

I’m super excited to share this piece! My friend got this antique record stereo cabinet from a family member and has plans on fixing up the insides and making it work! Until then she wanted the outside refinished and looking chic in her space.

Refinished in Sherwin-Williams Snowbound and distressed for a perfect shabby chic feel. Original knobs cleaned.

Navy Armoire

Simple doesn’t mean easy! A sleek solid finish for this transformation! (I find that it is hard to photograph dark blues, or maybe its my camera phone.) Nonetheless, this piece turned out great! A dark navy color matched to a shelf my client provided. New gold dipped white feather pulls are absolutely lovely!

Dipped French Provincial Nightstand 

I have been wanting to do this dip look for quiet sometime! My client wanted gray and gold with a white glaze. We picked the color Sherwin-Williams Network Gray and Pure Gold. Revamped the original hardware in Pure Gold and glazed in white. Swoon!! 

Recent Highlights January

Starting this year off with lots of goodies! Our first piece of the year was a baby changer that was up for sale that sold within 5 minutes of posting on our facebook site! Next we had two custom end pieces that make up a TV entertainment center for a returning customer. A new client reached out and had her armoire revamped for her nursery! Lastly, an end table refinished in navy that is up for sale now!