Lisa’s passion lies with creating something awesome from something neglected. For her, it’s all about time-honoured, classic possessions that never really go out of style. Sometimes she restores them to their original loveliness, other times they are re-purposed and reused into something fresh and fabulous. What started as a hobby and has turned into a small part-time business for Lisa.
Lisa lives in a home that she lovingly refers to as ‘The Money Pit’ since there’s always something to fix, paint, sand down, build up or move around.
Lisa created her blog, Recaptured Charm, when she lost her only sister to breast cancer in 2006. She wanted to turn to something that would occupy her time and her mind. She started with small furniture makeovers and within a year moved to a fixer-upper home and started a blog to chronicle her renovations and furniture transformations. She has been busy ever since.
You can find more about Lisa on her designer profile page.
10 Fun Facts About Lisa:
1. I am most comfortable in my work clothes that smell like Downey but are splattered with paint.
2. My father owned a Queens Plate winner in 1983;The Most Coveted Horse Racing Trophy in Canada.
3. I must see the opening credits of a movie or else I can’t start watching it.
4. I truly believe that square pizza tastes totally different than round pizza.
5. I try to convince all my friends and Mr. Charming that ‘all you can eat sushi’ is good for you.
6. When I hear my daughters come in at the end of the night, I silently thank God for another safe day.
7. I am the sister of a breast cancer victim. She was my best friend and is never far from my mind at any given moment.
8. Can recite every line from When Harry Met Sally and any Bugs Bunny Cartoon.
9. I have severe arachnophobia.
10. I have a hard time convincing my friends that despite my age I don’t have a grey hair on my head.
Lisa’s Craft Tutorial: Make a Coffee Filter Wreath
- Styrofoam wreath form
- Approximately 200 coffee filters
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Decorations of your choice (ornaments, pine cones, branches, etc.)
1. Fold the basket shaped filter in half.
2. Run the filter through your hand to make a flower. Flatten the bottom and apply hot glue.
3. Start gluing filters to the inside of the wreath and work your way out. No need to go all the way around. Leave the back as flat as you can.
4. Using sharp scissors trim any areas that are uneven.
5. Hot glue on any decorations you like.
Question: Have you ever crafted with coffee filters before? What did you make?
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