Monday, May 7, 2012

What We Do

I have been meaning to let you all know what the Lord is doing with this little ‘business’ that I started, but it has had me hopping.

In short, I began painting furniture for fun, ended up selling it on Craigslist, painted and sold more, started teaching classes on how to paint like I paint, doing custom orders and having two huge sales a year with several open houses in between.

That about sums it up Winking smile

It all began last August and has been a whirlwind ever since.  It has become a family business of sorts.  I could NEVER paint on this level without the support of Brian and the children and household tasks taking a serious shift.

When I started teaching classes we offered wonderful lunches to all the women and the whole family took part.

Brian handles all of the financial stuff, it just boggles my mind.  I’d rather be painting! 

I cannot tell you how much this has turned into family ministry as much as family business.  We have an opportunity to love on so many different women and some men.  I stand amazed at what the Lord has done.

This past weekend we had our big Spring Shop the Barn Boutique sale.  It was a huge success, not just financially, but also spiritually.  Again, so hard to put into words the magnitude of it all.

I wanted to share a little video (only about 7 minutes long) of our sale.  I start you out in the driveway and walk you through.  I am beyond pleased with how it all turned out; it was exactly how I dreamt it would be.  That’s saying a lot, because I can be pretty unreasonable and hard to please . . . just sayin’. Winking smile


Let me know what you think.  Here is the link to my business website.  {re}imagined just for you


Linda said...

I loved the video Michelle! What wonderful stuff! I am impressed with all you have done!

There were several things there that caught my eye. Such a cute boutique. I can see why you had a successful sale!

Continued blessings with your business.

Love, Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

cooperkelly4 said...

fun to hear you and see all the fun you are creating. Congratulations!

Grace said...

I pray for you every day, Michelle. This post is such a blessing to me. Love you, friend. I must write to you soon! xo

Farmgirl Cyn said...

The video left me...speechless. SO wish I could have been there to see it in person.

Kati Potratz said...

WOW, Michelle. I am in love with your work. Your stuff is SO cool! I still like the Sparrow prints. Did they sell? I am floored at what God has done in/through your family since we met. He is so good!