Welcome to The Shabby Shack Studios blog!!
Hi, I'm Vicki and welcome to my page. I live a pretty simple life in a small southern town, just outside of Memphis, TN. Even though I live in a pretty cute little subdivision, I like to stay inside and pretend I live in an old farmhouse, out in the country with rolling hills and yard chickens running around. Besides our couch and mattresses, all the furniture in my home ranges from the 1800's to the 1940's. I spend way too much money at estate sales, thrift stores, Craigslist and the Facebook resale sites (that Market Place is the best/worst invention ever!) looking for antiques and vintage finds.
I have been refurbishing and restoring furniture for the past three years as a business. However, I have always lived on a budget so I have been a master at up-cycling, re-purposing and decorating on the cheap for many years. I want furniture restoration to be cool. Of course, I am not cool, but I'm hoping someone who is cool will read my blog and help me to make it cool. :-)
My hopes and goals for this blog are to inspire you to create beautiful furniture pieces through tutorials and pictures. I want to show you, that you, YES YOU, can take your old pieces and give them new life. So come along with me, but grab a paint brush, we have a lot of work to do!
I would love for you to comment on any posts that you enjoy. And if you don't enjoy them, comment anyway and pretend you did. ;-)