As my first post I would like to introduce myself and explain a little but why I have inhabited this little corner of the web. My name is Hannah. You can find a breif summary of my journey that lead to this blog under the Meet Hannah tab, but I'll share a quick snippet anyways.
I am 19 years old. I was born into a family of nine children in the beautiful state of Michigan. I work as an interior designer. I enjoy sewing, walking, cooking, browsing garage sales and consignment shops, my job, good conversation, and flipping houses.
The initial plan was to graduate from GVSU Honors College with a double major in International Business and Mandarin. I had always pictured myself wearing black heels, carrying an expensive cute leather briefcase and talking all business-like on my cell phone as I get into the elevator to take me to my large office 20+ floors up.
After one short year of school I found myself pursing a different path. I loved Grand Valley. My classes were intriguing professors were interesting, and the people were great. But I felt stymied.
With the help of my parents I spent the majority of first semester flipping my first house. It was a small foreclosure in need of a MAJOR overhaul. I moved just a few short months later and stayed January-April. About 80% of my thoughts from the first time I stepped into that house to the day I moved out consisted of how I could make that empty, disgusting, abandoned house into a beautiful place. (see my first house flip here)
The whole process turned into a great learning experience. One of the most important things that I learned was how to see the potential in something that looks helpless. It was during those months that I decided to stray off the path that lead me a prestigious business degree.
And here I am- spending 8 hour days playing with colors. I love it. But my job is just a smidge of the creativity that gets me excited. I spend many more hours at home with my sewing machine, paint, etc. turning old common items into what I consider beautiful.
Every time I get a new idea or find a beautiful piece of furniture at a garage sale I have a hard time diffusing my excitement. I'm pretty sure that my family and friends get sick of hearing about such things. The purpose of this blog is to connect with others who share likewise passions, spread creativity and beauty, document my projects for my own purposes down the road, and primarily to let out some of my thoughts so my head doesn't explode.
I currently live with my best friend in a tiny house I recently purchased as an estate sale. We are flipping every inch! I hope you stick around long enough to see the finished product as well as take a look at a few projects here and there!
Have a beautiful day,
11/17/2013 10:13:11 am
Sounds wonderful Hannah. I love remodeling and refinishing furniture. I'll keep you in mind if ever I run into a bind. Looking forward to your journey. Karey
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