Hi, I am Chernee, and I live in Upstate NY with my hubby Steve, our two kids and our dog Linus. I own a Technical Recruiting Company by day and love to decorate and shop by night! When I am not balancing two teenager’s schedules….
I grew up with two DIY parents. They restored an 1828 house and I grew-up with them painting, refurbishing furniture, pulling down walls and lath and trying to make the old look new again. We call my Mom “Fix-it Franny” because she can fix anything! Keep an eye out for future guest-posts from our resident expert!
Though I am not handy like my parents, I do love the idea of taking something old and transforming it to something beautiful and new. Decorating is a hobby of mine. I love dreaming up ideas in my head and seeing them come to life.
Along life’s journey my Hubby and I have built two homes, flipped two homes, restored two offices and I helped out those who need advice with paint color, staging or decorating thoughts and ideas. I love fabric. I could live in an upholstery store and live happily ever after. My kids and I love collecting paint chips and dreaming up what we are going to paint next, I enjoying creating relaxing corners in my home!
As I mentioned we are on our second home. Though it was a custom build, I have not had time to really take the house to the next level…plus it has been eight years since we moved in and I would like to make some improvements. When you build a house you are making so many decisions at once, you are bound to make a mistake or two – or over time styles and you change.
So I have decided over the last couple of months that I need to start carving out some creative time in my life. My job is creative but in a different way. I love working with my hands and turning something tired and dated into a pretty, useable object in my home.
This blog is a journey of my returning to the creative side of me. You will see me buying new power tools, sewing machines and helping me learn as I go! Luckily Fix-it Franny is an excellent seamstress and handy person. My sister Jamie is too, so they will be my sidekicks for a lot of these projects as I learn how to do some of the stuff I have not attempted before. I look forward to going on this journey with you as I further explore decorating and style and how to make a house a home!
I am a Type A personality – usually jumping in feet first and not looking back…Let’s see what we can learn together – I think it is going to be fun!