The goal of my art business Second Chance Art & Accessories is to create unique and functional pieces while preserving the beauty of the past. Pieces are crafted from recycled vintage materials like doors windows moldings and hardware. All woodwork is typically refinished – but care is taken to preserve the original patina of the materials. For example a door may be sanded and stained but scratches dents and paint residue are still present. Each hand painted lettered design is an original creation inspired by old photos of storefronts magazines and the like. Any hardware used has been stripped of old paint cleaned polished and carefully selected to fit the feel of each piece. Hardware is sometimes repurposed; for example a window latch may be used as a hook for keys or a doorknob used as a coat hook. Because of the inherent patina of salvaged materials I'm proud to say that each piece of Second Chance Art is one of a kind.
Glencoe Festival of Art: 41/42
Port Clinton Art Festival: 78