“A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist.” - Louis Nizer
We are artists. Here are the services we provide:
We specialize in small interior renovation services, providing a variety of craft skills including drywall, tiling, framing, painting, cabinetry, furniture making, flooring, finishing... if you want beauty and function brought into your space, we do that.
Custom Furniture Building
Do you need more storage space in your kitchen / dining... but have very specific space needs AND you want to match a new furniture piece to your existing dining table? This is just one example of why you may want a custom furniture piece... we would love to design it with you and build your vision!
I find tired pieces of quality crafted wood vintage furniture and bring them into the modern age. Each piece is unique, hand finished, and a modernized statement that will add to your home for years to come. To find my furniture pieces for sale, you can search my name (Amanda Owens) on Facebook Marketplace, Varagesale, or Used Victoria. If you have an heirloom that you want restored to it’s original glory, or you’ve inherited Gramma’s furniture and it doesn’t quite suit your style, I can provide you a quote for refinishing. Not only are you recycling, you will be surprised at how much money you can save by getting a brand new refreshed look instead of buying brand new again.
Fine Art & Original Artwork
We have fine art prints available on our website of our original paintings. We can also create original artwork for you! If you have an idea of something you want, or fancy a particular style of art, we can create something together. I put your ideas into a digital photoshop file so that we can make changes and get it right before I put paint to canvas. Portraits and paintings from wedding photography are a popular choice for memorable gifts.
Disclosure:I am NOT formally educated as an interior designer; this would require me to relocate from my family and dedicated 4 years to a degree in interior design... something I do not believe would add significantly to the expertise I can already offer. 1) Communication. My goal is to interpret your vision and effectively communicate my ideas to you. I keep you informed and ensure you understand every step of the process. And I want you to enjoy the process. Have fun. Your home is your oasis - it should be exciting to improve your space! 2) Code & Standards. Dave is a Carpenter and has been in the industry for over a decade, working in new home builds and renovations. We make sure that we are up to snuff on the rules while providing high quality workmanship. 3) Design Tools: A unique skill that I have is in computer graphics. I often photoshop images of people's real homes to alter the wall colour, put in a new piece of furniture, or change the cabinets or drapes. This helps people see how much impact a change can really have in THEIR home, rather than a cartoonish simulation. I can offer this in addition to the typical 2D and 3D floor plan and design software that interior designers use to communicate their ideas. 4) Products. I’m an excellent investigator and love to research and compare products. I’m not affiliated with any company or product line, so my options are not limited as some designers are. Whenever possible, I like to show you real life examples of products with physical, touchable samples. For tips on how to choose an interior designer for you check out my article “What to look for when hiring an interior designer.”