Last year I decided to have a career change. Over the years, I have held a part-time job to help out with the family income. As I said in a previous post, I considered myself a stay-at-home mom. When our youngest started first grade, a wonderful opportunity came my way. I was offered a part-time job with a few perks – a take home car, only needed to work during the school year, I was off school holidays and I was able to spend time with a very wise older woman that needed a little help getting around! I had the privilege of taking care this older lady for 19 years. What a blessing she was and I miss her dearly! We had so many wonderful years together and she taught me many life lessons along the way! She will always hold a special place in my heart 🙂
I held a couple of part-time jobs over the years after our kids were out of the the house, but mainly bookkeeping was my next big adventure. I had always loved numbers – in high school I actually wanted to be an accountant and took courses that would lead me in that direction. Someone once said, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” I loved numbers and the simple math used with bookkeeping, so when an opportunity came along to be a part-time bookkeeper, I was all in! Several good years of managing the small business’ finances were very rewarding.
Then I had a daughter suggest to me to start a repurposing business! I jumped on it! My husband and I have been repurposing, refinishing and reusing items out of necessity and love of doing it for years so it seemed a perfect fit for us. It has been a great year of learning, refinishing, thrifting, expanding and growing this business! Now we are on to blogging! I am really looking forward to this next step in our business.
I thought it might be a good idea to show some of the items we have repurposed over the year along with the two shops we are currently in (some of the images are from my iPhone – forgive the quality 😉 I am also a consigner in another shop, Novel Tea Nook in Milford Delaware, but I don’t have any images to share from that location. That will be another post!
For now, here are my locations: Gallery 16, located on Market Street in downtown Greenwood Delaware. It is such a cute shop filled with all kinds of vintage goodies! I will be sure to feature this store in a future post but for now these two images will have to do 😉
This is the spot where Reinvented Delaware shares it’s goods! We are located upstairs. A large farm table and chairs are featured here along with some of our wall decor. I plan on sharing some of these products in the Projects tab of the blog soon!
Here is a better shot of the family sized farm table. It has reupholstered seat cushions that include ‘sit-upons’ – removable, machine washable protectors for the chairs! You can see one clearly on the chair sitting on the table top.
One of our most popular items so far has been children’s farm tables sets (excuse my messy kitchen!) Perfectly sized for the little people in your life, these tables are durable and adorable! They can be used for eating or crafting for the little ones 🙂 This particular one features vintage Amish school chairs. Each table is custom and although they are all similar in size, they vary in style.
Our second location is The Vintage Farmhouse located on the southbound side of Coastal Highway in Milford Delaware. We all know that highway as the road to the beach 🙂 The Farmhouse is a late 1800’s farmhouse turned into a wonderful store filled with vintage goodness! Our spot is located on the side porch of the house. We have a selection of refinished furniture and home decor to fill your home with farmhouse style! Here are some of the items that could bring farmhouse flair to your home!
This early 1900’s solid oak dining table and chairs underwent a transformation here on the blog!
Stop by both locations to see the farmhouse goodness in person! Thanks for stopping by the blog today! Leave some love in the comments section. I would love to hear from you 🙂