Our First Blog!
Updated: May 27
Welcome to the very first post of our new LC Rustic Accents blog! We are so excited to be able to share this roller coaster of a journey with you as we take on new challenges in woodworking, DIY projects and more.
You may be asking yourselves "who are these people and why should I read their blog?" That's a great question! Let us tell you a little bit more about ourselves.
We're a husband and wife dream team from the Charleston, SC area. We're obsessed with rustic and farmhouse style design so much that we renovated our entire house in this style!
Lauren is a high school special education teacher specializing in kids with Autism. When not in the classroom, she enjoys going to the beach, art, running and spending time outdoors.
Morgan is a Recreation Specialist in charge of youth programs and adult fitness for a local recreation facility. When not working or in the shop, Morgan enjoys watching football, going to the beach, hiking and spending time outdoors. The mountains are his happy place!
Why should I read your blog?
That's a great question! We're guessing that a lot of you are beginners to woodworking and DIY projects and you're looking for answers. More importantly, we're guessing some of you are looking for support! Being a new woodworker/DIY hobbyist can sometimes be very overwhelming and down right frustrating. We've been there. In fact, we're still there. We've been doing this a few years but we're still learning every day!
What kind of woodworking do you do and what's your business all about?
Like we said, we're IN LOVE with farmhouse and rustic style design. Everything we do is in that style. We love to mix paint and wood together. We love to contrast dark and light colors.
We started our business back in 2016. We initially began working only with pallet wood. But let's face it, pallet wood comes with its challenges. While the wood is usually free, it's never FREE. It definitely comes with a price in terms of time, labor and back pain. As time goes on, we started adding other types of wood in addition to the pallet wood. Our favorites are white oak, walnut and poplar!
We also LOVE to upcycle old furniture pieces and decor. The satisfaction of seeing the ugly duckling turn into the beautiful swan is totally worth all the work. If you haven't tried it sometime, you definitely should.
So, whether you're looking for some answers to your woodworking/DIY questions or you just simply need to feel like you're not the only one, we hope that you will join us on this crazy ride we call woodworking!