When you make home decor by hand, there are many questions about the process. Understandably of course, I mean these products are going in YOUR home: the most important space where you spend most of your time. I make all of the items by myself with my own two hands. I receive no help from a dad, husband, brother or ANY man for that matter. It’s something I take pride in. Even my lovely boyfriend, who does all of my finances for me, is not allowed to handle any of my tools. Given, he doesn’t have any proper training. (When I first met him 2 1/5 years ago I don’t even think he owned a hammer, ha!) But what I do is very basic, as I am not a professional woodworker with professional training. I am very serious about practicing safety when using power tools and doing the hardcore stuff. (Those of you who know how my dad died understand why safety is the most important thing to me) Gloves, boots, and safety glasses are my friends. Most of my work comes from reclaimed pallet wood or scrap wood from other projects. I haul it out onto my balcony of my centrally located apartment and clean, cut, and sand these pieces all by myself. Every once in awhile I’ll have an audience of men and laborers watching me from below, all making sure I’m being safe! I think every woman should know how to use basic tools, to prove to men that we are in fact capable of doing a “mans job.” I encourage all women to have a basic needs toolbox in their home, not one of those shitty pink ones “for women only.” When I’m finished taking apart the pallets, sanding and cutting; I apply the proper hardware, bolts, and nails necessary. Then finish her off with proper stain, paint, and poly. There is nothing fancy when it comes to my work, in fact, I prefer if that way! I like when each piece is different, with visible nail holes and imperfections in the wood. It’s what makes our pieces so unique. My lovely partner, Jason, then helps me come up with the logistics of the items: pricing, descriptions, product knowledge, etc. And then we list online and haul off to our next show! I love what I do, and I’m so proud to say I create products for your homes.