Oh man I have something cool to share with you today.
But first, let me just say that I am lucky enough to be acquainted with some of the most fascinating people in Oklahoma. Well, I know lots of fascinating people all over this world! But our Great State happens to be home to some of the brightest and most creative people you will ever meet, and I know lots of them. For example… Allison Griffith.
Allison here at the farm, March 2012
I first met Allison here at the farm when Red Dirt Kelly gathered a bunch of us women bloggers to meet. Remember Humilspiration? At that time Allison was just preparing to take the leap from corporate banking and part-time blogging to full-time blogging and artistic furniture refinishing. Well, I was smitten. Her passion for her craft, her high energy with people, and her business savvy were together a completely stunning combination. Since then I have watched with a mix of awe and envy and she has built her business and grown her young family. (Shepherd, baby #2, is due soon, yay!) And today Refunk My Junk is a fixture in the blogging world and a happy gathering spot for regional DIY-ers. People travel to attend her workshops. I am so, so happy for her. xoxo
I am so, so happy for you too, gentle reader. Because Allison has just released her first E-book spilling all of her tips, secrets, and gems of advice for refinishing castoff furniture. It’s called The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting, which is pretty much a title after my own heart. *wink* I have already purchased and read it and am blown away.
Until now I thought surely I had already seen all the tips I needed for painting stuff, but I hadn’t. I certainly have never seen so much gritty information in one organized place, relayed with such an approachable, exciting vibe. Allison knows her stuff, and she shares it generously.
Do you have any itch to up-cycle flea market dressers or rehab old dining room tables, but maybe you wonder where to start or how to get those super trendy finishes? This book is the answer. Do you just want someone to encapsulate all the millions of tutorials out there, cut through the noise, and tell you what really helps? This book is for you.
If you have ever wanted to attend one of Allison’s workshops but just couldn’t get there yet, then start with her book. It’s a bargain at just $9.99, and it’s so smart and sweet. Download it and let the ideas and confidence start flowing.
She offers tips on everything from paint supplies and project planning to brush cleaning and when to walk away. She writes for real people, not just professionals (although professionals are giving glowing reviews of the book), people with other things to do and perhaps more enthusiasm than experience. In a word, she makes it all seem very accessible.
Allison was a vendor at Junk Hippy. Does it get any cooler than that? No. It does not.
Now for a really fun surprise. Allison has so generously offered to give away 5 copies of her e-book to my lucky readers! I am so thankful for this. If you’d like to receive a free download…
- just comment here telling us about a project you’d love to tackle with some guidance.
- Or tell us what you’ve already repainted.
- Or spill the beans about your favorite thrift shop in Oklahoma City; now that would be good info.
- Tweet this post.
- Share it on Facebook.
- Or copy this whole thing onto a paper airplane and send it across the ocean.
Just spread the word and let me know you did, because I am confident that The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Furniture Painting will be a fantastic help to people, not to mention fun. I’ll leave the circus tent open for one week and announce the 5 winners on Thursday, July 31st.
Congratulations for so many wonderful reasons, Allison. For your successful leap to full time creative businesswoman. For your beautiful family. For this new book release. You make Oklahoma very proud, and we wish you all the best!
If You Have Junk You Should Refunk It.