Any wood furniture she buys at garage sales---dressers, chests, tables, even a piano--gets her artistic touch. She’s out of room for more furniture in
her house but she likes the process so much she’s helping others get the shabby chic look, too. Sharin has created her own line of appliqués after she had trouble finding the right style and quality. “The ones you can buy at hardware stores are usually wooden and they break really easily.” So, working from the craft room in her home, she developed a “secret” resin to pour into molds in the shape of roses, angels, wreaths and bows. Sharin’s appliqués range in price from $3 for a small pair to $22 for one larger, more intricate creation. Sharin credits garage sales for helping her find her niche."
Sharin Louis, of Mesa, shows off one of her prized possessions from a garage sale. She paid just $60 for the chest and spruced it up with paint and appliqués. Sharin enjoys turning furniture fromunsightly to shabby chic so much so she’s turned the hobby into a business.
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