Welcome to Whimsical Perspective.
My name is Laura and this is a look at the world through my eyes. I dream about painting furniture, mixing colors and making people smile. Please follow my blog and join me on my occasionally bumpy ride of junking, painting and living. Contact me at email@example.com
My Style Philosophy
Our home can sometimes seem to be a random collection of junk. However, it is my junk and I am proud of it. I take pleasure in reusing older items instead of buying new. I appreciate the character and imperfections in my decor. When you walk in my home, you will see flea market finds, family pretties, purchases from local shops and handmade decor. You will not find much decor from box stores. Why buy a vintage looking scale from a box store when you could get the real deal at a locally owned store downtown? I don't want to be a vintage snob. I enjoy buying brand new rugs, couches, upholstered chairs and clothes (I am scared of skin cells). However, I do try my best to make beauty come organically from my collections and not intentionally from box stores.
My business is a fun ride based around my love of painting furniture. Now...let me clear something up... I don't paint every piece of furniture I get my hands on. I paint furniture that need a bit of cosmetic love. If it is already a beautiful dresser, why paint it? Take a tour of my house if you need proof. Along with furniture, I want my brand and my business to portray me and the fun I am able to have with it. I enjoy the time I spend at Carter's Cottage. It is a lovely backdrop to display my pieces. I am also fortunate enough to be able to do several shows throughout the year. When I attend these shows, I bring my handmade items, my painted items, my found items and the handmade items of my talented friends. I do not bring wholesale catalog stuff. That is not fair to my buyers. You can go elsewhere for that. Come to me for unique and created.
Finally, my furniture and handmade items are my art. I want my furniture pieces to look like they lived in an old house and grew with it. My aesthetic is romantic, rustic farmhouse. I want my furniture to reflect that. I also occasionally make a few handmade items. They aren't super tricky but I take the time to do them well. I hope that makes a difference to my buyers.
Shop Whimsical Perspective:
Kane County Flea Market: July 6th and 7th
Brick and Mortar Shopping:
You can always find me at Carter's Cottage - Downtown Dekalb, Illinois
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