Hi friends! I’m so glad to introduce you today to a dear, dear friend of mine, Justina Roberts. Justina and I met in college because our boyfriends, at the time (now husbands), were roommates and so we hung out often. She is one of those friends that I don’t see very often but whenever we finally do catch up we can pick up right where we left off. I love that.
Today Justina shares about her business, Simple Farmhouse Company. She shares her favorite tips, tricks, and tools for refinishing furniture, her favorite places to find pieces, and five easy ways you can spruce up a room. And I love her heart behind the business and that even though she’s all about making living spaces beautiful, she knows it’s really all about knowing your people.
I think you’ll love my conversation with Justina and maybe be inspired to experiment on some furniture of your own. And of course, I hope this episode helped you to come away with your own heart lesson to help you draw closer to the Lord.
Heart Lesson: Trust in God’s timing.
Favorite Tools and Supplies:
Matte Seal Polyurethane
Favorite Places to Score an Antique Piece:
Tips on Selecting Pieces:
- No upholstered pieces unless you can buy them for cheap or get them for free
- Check each leg of chairs and tables and also underneath
- Smell the inside of drawers and cabinets
- Don’t worry about how beat up the piece is because paint can cover anything
- Test each drawer and make sure they slide well and are functional
- Look for pieces that are solid wood
Five Ways to Spruce Up a Room:
- New paint on the walls
- Throw pillows
- Area rugs (maybe purchased from rugsusa.com )
- One or two great pieces of furniture (try mixing old and new)
- Lighting (Lowe’s has great options)
How to Find Your Style:
- Ask yourself what you like to do as a family?
- What do you like to look at?
- Peruse pinterest to find your color and design preferences
Tips for Refinishing Your Own Piece of Furniture:
- No pressure – you really can’t mess it up!
- It is a learning process and it’s okay to experiment
- Start on something small or thrifted (maybe not your family heirlooms)
- Check out youtube for some great tutorials
Visit me on instagram ( sarah_rieke) on Thursday to share your heart lesson. I’d love to hear what God is doing in your life and in your heart.