Trying something new...

I'm trying my hand at blogging! My title for the blog was determined by our customers at My Sister's Cottage who really want to know "what's upstairs?" The upstairs is closed to the public and stores all of Terry's fabulous finds in their raw state. It is also where the painting studio is located.  The upstairs holds endless interest for customers and their children. Kids always want to go up!

It's not especially attractive upstairs and is usually quite messy. I paint and refurbish most of the pieces that Terry finds and this all happens in the studio. I'm going to try and make this blog fun and interesting but most of all informative. I am self taught in all the "skills" I've acquired and thought it would be fun to share with you when I am working on a piece. Tips on painting, gluing, staining etc. Sort of an "if I can do it, you can do it" blog! Nothing formal, just sharing which tools I find the most helpful, which techniques I use (if my techniques even have a name).

In other words, I just like to jump in and try my hand at things and I'll take you on the journey with me.