Welcome to the first "official" blog post of Pumpkin Seed Designs. Whether it's your first time seeing my content or your 30th time, welcome, and thank you for being here! I suppose I should start by giving a proper introduction. I'm Meredith, and I'm the Owner/Designer behind Pumpkin Seed Designs, 'Pumpkin Seed' being a nickname that my mom had for me when I was younger.
I began refinishing furniture in the summer of 2017, and had my first ever sale in September of 2017. In December of 2017, I was a vendor at the Vintage Bazaar in Portland, Maine, and it was so much fun that I decided to try opening a retail store front....while I still had a part-time job. I'm sure you can imagine how that went. While I strongly believe I got a great customer base from my brick + mortar location, it was nearly impossible to hold a part-time job, be at the shop part-time, and still find time to refinish pieces. My storefront was roughly 300 sq. feet, so there really wasn't a place for me to work while I was at the shop.
As a result, I made the decision to close the (physical) shop in April of 2019, and now I rent a storage unit and work out of my home. I do still have a part-time job outside of PS Designs. Most of the pieces in my storage unit are unfinished, so if you are looking for something specific, let me know and you can shop my storage unit!
When I *finally* pulled together a website in the beginning of January, I didn't anticipate ever posting a blog entry, so I'm just as surprised as you are. Anyway, thank you for reading and for being a part of the PS Designs community! If you feel so inclined, you can register here on the website. As of now, I can't promise what you'll get if you register. You may get emails from me eventually if I decide not to be lazy (you can always opt out). I would love to hear from you if you're browsing the page. Maybe you can let me know what direction to go with this blog.
Meredith "Pumpkin Seed"