I am often asked by clients where they can donate their old, but still serviceable, furniture and appliances. I thought it may be time to post this again, as I hear this organization is in need of donations! Continue reading
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I have posted in the past regarding the help offered by We Do Feet, an organization in Hudson which serves the entire St. Croix Valley area in Wisconsin and Minnesota. If you have furniture or appliances you wish to donate to this worthy organization, they have a new phone number: 715-781-0622.
You will find more information on the group and what items they accept for donation. They are able to pick up larger items, or you can arrange a time to drop them by the warehouse yourself. Aside from furniture and appliances, cash donations and donations of gently used or new mattress pads and sheet sets/bedding are also greatly needed. These smaller items can be dropped by Trinity Lutheran Church (either campus) in Hudson during their regular office or service hours.
Thanks to all of you who have donated furniture in the past; I know several of my clients have given items they no longer needed after our redecorating projects! Please pass this information on to friends and family you know who may have items they wish to donate. All the donations are so appreciated – especially by those in our area who receive the assistance.
I know I have posted on this before, but with the economy the way it is the need is especially great right now. Families are looking for clean used furniture, working home appliances and help with other basic needs. A local organization, We Do Feet, has been helping local families with these needs for several years.
If you have furniture that is in good repair and no longer needed, please consider donating to We Do Feet. They now have a new website dedicated to their work, which offers more information on what they will accept, how to contact them if you have a need and how to volunteer with the organization. Thanks for considering a donation to a great group!
In the latest issue of Kitchen & Bath Business magazine, I found the latest look in quartz surfaces – patterns! Manufactured by CaesarStone, this product makes use of a polished/unpolished finishing process to produce a pattern in the countertop surface.
Motivo comes in a couple different patterns – an animal print (similar to an alligator skin) and a wallpaper-like damask. According to their website, the product is still non-porous and very low-maintenance. Very interesting look, and something completely different. While it’s not for every client and every space, I can definitely see applications for it!
I think it could be especially interesting in a commercial space – to dress up a boring ladies’ room or spice up a bar. What do you think? Is it something you could see in your home? If so, where would you use it?
I am so very excited to leave 2009 behind, and to enter a new decade. The last year was a tough one, yet very exciting at the same time. After years of working for others, 2009 was the year I was finally able to open my own design studio!
I have learned so much during the past year; from accounting to marketing, this was a year of figuring out how best to offer my services to my clients. I’m still learning, and working on some exciting things for the upcoming year – stay tuned!
Toward the end of the year, I was able to offer online “virtual consultations” to clients via Ava Living. What a wonderful way for clients to get their feet wet with a designer, without blowing their budgets.
The past year has been challenging; I look forward to my first full year in business, and I thank you all for your support as I started this new adventure. Thanks, also, for the referrals you have sent my way; keep them coming! Here’s to an amazing 2010…