Meet Sally DeSandy of Ferndale, Michigan. Sally is the artist behind Happy Furniture, fancy old furniture that is whimsicaly painted and given a new life. Sally began selling one of a kind hand painted furniture at art markets and galleries some ten years ago. At first she didn't have a company name, but one day a gentleman was looking at her work and said, "this furniture sure is happy", and the name stuck!
The idea began when Sally decided to hand paint a stool for her granddaughter. It turned out so well that it inspired her to make other pieces for friends and soon her business began. The pieces are hand picked from estate and garage sales that she finds along the way, then re-purposed into colorful, useable works of art.Sally is a self taught seamstress which allows her to combine fabric & upholstery along with hand painting on stools and chairs. Her use of color and attention to pattern come from years of gardening, a love of art and her bubbly personality. She will customize pieces with specific color combinations or fabric choices tailoring it for each individual client upon request.You can find lots of Sally's whimsical furniture at Yellow Door. Stay tuned for more fun and interesting info about Sally all this week!
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