Why the name change? The name change to my site, that is. My business. My Facebook page. My Instagram account. 

Well, a year into this, I have learned a few things. I was told by a friend, KariAnne over at Thistlewood Farm, that what I was picturing for my blog, my business, the direction I would go, would most likely change over time. And she was right.

I LOVE refinishing furniture. I enjoy the blog side of this, too. But painting is my thing. I found myself redoing my own pieces and well, eventually you start to run out of things to paint. I’m sure those that know me wouldn’t be surprised that some pieces in our house are on their second DIY makeover. I just love it. It is hard work most of the time, but the elbow work that goes into it makes me appreciate the pieces even more. Many of them are pieces that have been in our family for quite awhile.

So what got me here? Well, like I said, I’m running low on things to paint here. Ha. Plus on top of that, I frequently have friends ask me if I redo furniture for people (ahem, they mean for them). I’ve always just shrugged it off.

Until recently.

I decided that I would give this whole refinishing furniture for people a go.

Let’s change the direction and the name. That is how I got to the name


Joyfully Restored. 

There were three Bible verses that helped me come to this name. 

“The joy of the Lord is my strength.” Nehemiah 8:10. I am not always strong, but it give me so much joy and peace to know that I don’t have to rely on myself for that strength. It comes from the Lord. 

“God can restore what is broken and change it into something amazing. All you need is faith.” Joel 2:25 No matter what it may be for you in your life, YOU are loved by the creator. He can restore you. We try to do a lot on our own. But in my own life, once I have realized that I need to rely on more of Him, and less on me,so much weight is lifted off. 

And the third verse, also about  restoration. “Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.” Psalm 51:12. When I read this verse, I’m reminded to not take all that God has done for me for granted. And when we trust and obey Him, he will give us the strength that we need.

I find all of those verses so encouraging and I hope that you do, too. 

Well, here we are. I’m excited to announce that I am starting to book clients. I already have several pieces for next week!

Am I a business guru? Nope. That’s a big nope. But I’m not going to let that fear hold me back. I love refinishing furniture and if I can do it for others, that is even better. 

I’ll share pieces that I do on my site so that you can follow along! And if you are still reading this, YOU ROCK! Thanks for sticking with me!


Joyfully Restored