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10 Things I wish I had done when I started my business

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10 Things I wish I had done when I started my business

 I had always known I wanted to own my own business but I didn't realize how it would develop. I was in a transition and had the opportunity to give it a try. I had no idea what it would take to maintain or to drive it forward. I have had to learn on the fly, trial by fire if you will, and while it has been very hard, it has definitely been worth it.  As I've grown on this journey a big part of my heart has been to share my experiences with anyone traveling down a similar path....


Creating a Layered Sign using a Scroll Saw

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Tags 2D signs, 3D signs, DIY, flower market, layered sign, scroll, scroll saw, sign, sign making

Creating a Layered Sign using a Scroll Saw

  One of my favorite, although sometimes most challenging, parts of creating new sign designs, is how they will come together. Many designs may seem straight forward but the 2D nature of them can sometimes create a bit of a puzzle in order to get the look I'm envisioning. Another super talented maker approached me with the idea for this design and I was so excited to try to learn some new techniques! If you're new around here, you should know that 99% of the time I follow the Moana way of teaching aka "I am self taught".  So I...


How to Paint Faux Wood Grain Floors

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How to Paint Faux Wood Grain Floors

I have been dreaming up my showroom space for quite some time now and a very important part of it was a great space to take photos. I work hard to create beautiful pieces and I wanted a space that would show that off! When I found the space that is now the home of Riveted Woodworking & Design I knew the space next to all the natural light would be perfect for that. But now I had a rough looking old mill space to transform. And on a budget I might add.  I researched many options for the floor...


Hey! I'm SO happy you're here!

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Hey! I'm SO happy you're here!

Welcome! I just wanted to tell you how excited I am you've found me here and how humbled I am that you would consider my work for your home!  I began this journey as a way to bring new life to pieces that were deemed no longer good or special. It has grown in such an amazing way. I have learned so much and cannot WAIT to learn more. I went from always asking for help to bring my pieces to life to becoming empowered to learn tools and techniques myself. This empowerment has created such a spark in me....