COVID-19 Stay at Home Activities and Things to Do

The artisans at the #rustandrefindartisanmarket are hunkering down and getting creative with ways to bring our product, tutorials and project kits to you…either by curbside pickup, local delivery and/or shipping.  We, like the rest of the world, are pivoting. And, we are mastering our own stay at home activities, too.

Michele Of Vintage Revival Design Co.

Michele of Vintage Revival Design Co.


Vintage Revival Design Co Stair Painting

Stair Painting

Michele of Vintage Revival Design Co.has been painting her front door and stairs using Wise Owl Paint Products.  She is the Wise Owl and IOD retailer at the market, and has been working on adding workshops and tutorials to her repetoire.  So, not only is she using her time wisely by updating her home, she is combining that effort with a tutorial for you.  Want to try at home?  Follow her  Vintage Revival Design Co Facebook page for updates and to see the video on how to paint your stairs, check out her tutorial here How To Stamp and Paint Stair Risers.

Katie of Katie Did Designs

Katie at home painting.

Katie, Katie Did Designs has enjoyed “the blessings of #stayathome” by having time to do things she normally wouldn’t…like taking an oil painting class online from Miss Mustard Seed and she got to enjoy that time with her daughters.  Learning and Enjoying family time…another two-fer!  I’m sure you’ll see some of her new talents in the shop, soon, too!

Art a la Katie Did and Family

Cathy in action behind the scenes

More catchup on the behind-the-scenes for Cathy, Forever and Always Vintage who is enjoying painting and upcycling and taking the time to stage and take photos.  Let me tell you, all these extra steps in bringing our product to you take so. much. time.  And, alas, hate it or love it, the time at home and mandatory restrictions are allowing some serious hunkering down project catch ups.

Maria Morga Art

Maria of Morga Studio Is in her home in DC …painting.  Well, that is her “job”…she’s our resident Fine Artist and has been spending time in her studio painting.  She’s also getting to enjoy a bit more time to ride her bicycle…at a safe social distance, of course. Check her  Painting in Action



Seaglass Workshop

How to create a Seaglass effect on Glass

And, yours truly?  I have enjoyed time off with my daughter and her boyfriend, who are both seniors at the University of Tennessee, but here taking their online courses. My husband is “hunkering” in his basement office and I see him only slightly more than normal since he seems to be (and probably is) working harder than at his away office.  I am cooking more.  Probably having a little more cocktails.  And, working on my online website shop, catching up on painting project pieces, social media-ing more for our customers to bring pictures of our product to you since you can’t come to us, and have been working on how-to videos like this second Saltwash Seaglass workshop. I am a Paint Couture PaintSaltwashGeneral Finishes , and Howard Products retailer.

Check it out here. Saltwash Seaglass How-To

We hope this finds everyone as well as can be expected.  Safe, healthy and adjusting to quarantine.  We small businesses are getting quite creative in bringing you craft/workshop kits, paint and DIY supplies to help with your catch up projects, and antique, vintage and home/seasonal decor to update your homes that you’re spending so much time in!  Just get in touch with us…we will do what we can to help you.  Follow us on social media….we are updating daily.  Our Etsy/website shops, Facebook and Instagram, and email.  We ship, deliver locally (some free, some we use a very reliable local delivery company), and curbside pick ups are available, in addition to by appointment viewings.  We are allowed up to ten, but have kept it to 2-3 max in our shop for the safety of the artisans and our customers.  We appreciate and thank you for shopping small and local. And, we’d love to know what you’re doing to keep busy, your projects, and what you’d like from us to help you!

Until the next time, smile and make the quarantine life as much fun as you can.  And, prayers for your health and prosperity.  B

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