thelakenest

Reclaimed & REmade

Minnesota, United States · 429 Sales

thelakenest

Reclaimed & REmade

Minnesota, United States 429 Sales On Etsy since 2012

5 out of 5 stars
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Jackie

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Announcement   Currently booked out 6 weeks on beds and tables, 5 business days on headboards. Find thelakenest on fb/instagram/pinterest and follow/like to be included in the #giveaway tag #thelakenest @thelakenest in your photo for a yearly surprise drawing for a unique gift! I love seeing the furniture I handmade in their homes:)

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Last updated on Aug 26, 2016

Currently booked out 6 weeks on beds and tables, 5 business days on headboards. Find thelakenest on fb/instagram/pinterest and follow/like to be included in the #giveaway tag #thelakenest @thelakenest in your photo for a yearly surprise drawing for a unique gift! I love seeing the furniture I handmade in their homes:)

Jackie

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Jackie

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New finish- seaside slate grey, soft undertones of turqouise sea inspired blue green with shades of grey with matching side table-the christine tray

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Sea, salt and sand...what more does one need

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King Tricia Reclaimed wood cottage Headboard
US$270.00
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I love being in my workshop, making something fabulous out of a slab of wood!

Short story-I've grown up with an intense curiosity of how things are made, and being of a stubborn DIY nature I taught myself to make many things over the years. I'm still in shock that I get to do what I love and get paid! That clip that gets recycled and posted all over the internet- when you buy local/small you pay for a little kids dance class- it IS so true. My first Job is a stay-at-home mother/educator so every order enables our family to do fun extra- curricular activities that are treasured. Thank You all!!

Rambling long story- A good friend moved into a beautiful new house and bought a gorgeous oversized sectional couch. From the moment I stood in the space and looked out from the kitchen I knew I had to make her a long skinny sofa table to complete the room. I go to bed dreaming about the construction of tables, couches, windows, doors...really, anything I "think" I can make. It took me a few years to make the table(quite a few distractions in between) but I made it! I think she loved it- or she's just a really good actress! Friends kept suggesting that I do it as a business, but with an already busy schedule homeschooling my children and finishing(I designed, built, and slowly am finishing) our family home I didn't have the time. One day I stumbled upon Etsy! LOVE, Love, loved the concept! So I uploaded a few sketchy unprofessional pictures of the tables I'd made. It wasn't long before I was staying quite busy making tables and Headboards out of my garage. 3 years have gone by and I continue to LOVE what I do, and most of the people I get to work with/for. I've built myself a larger shop and can now park cars in my Garage again!! Especially nice in the winter!! I'm constantly trying to make more time to create new items, as that is what I get REALLY excited about.

Note to future customer- so long as you value that your piece of furniture is custom made out of my home workshop and not out of a third world factory assembly line, and respect my part time position I am positive we can have a mutually excellent experience. Thank You for your consideration!!

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  • Jackie

    Owner, Designer, Builder

    Self taught, stubborn, and passionate. 17 years of trial and error-in my humble opinion, that is the best teacher. I had an intensely creative mother that wasn't able to explore her potential and I'm doing my best to ensure I don't waste mine

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