This week we are featuring our Plaid Creator Kathy Owen of Petticoat Junktion
! Kathy has been crafting for years, but it was not until she began sharing photos of her painted furniture-flips that people began begging for a blog! In May 2011, "Petticoat Junktion
" was born. Learn more about Kathy in the exclusive interview below!
Q: When did you first start getting into DIY and crafting?
A: I think I’ve always been into some form of DIY. I remember decorating chambray shirts and denim jeans with cross stitch designs in the 70’s. Gave away my age there! While pregnant with my son, I made curtains, a nursery mobile and even my maternity outfits.
Q: Who inspired you to start crafting?
A: I’m not sure. My grandmother made beautiful quilts and I remember watching her patch the pieces together when I was small.
Q: What was the most memorable craft/project you ever created?
A: A vintage dresser I bought at the Nashville Flea Market. The dresser had a ton of missing veneer and was painted a dull brown. I dry-brushed off white paint over it and replaced the pulls with turquoise wood knobs. I loved how it turned out but not everyone else did. It was a very controversial furniture makeover.
Q: Did you do arts and crafts as a child? If yes, who did you do them with?
A: I remember making crafts at Vacation Bible School with my friends. Who didn’t make macaroni art??
Q: Why is crafting worthwhile, to you?
A: It gives me a chance to experiment. Trying new techniques, or making up my own, is my idea of fun.
Q: What is your favorite aspect of crafting and creating?
A: When the project is complete and it brings a smile to my face.
Q: Where do you find your inspiration?
A: Magazines, home décor stores, nature, fabrics, paintings, just about everywhere.
Q: Any advice to those just starting to get into crafting?
A: Just jump in. There are instructions and tutorials everywhere. The most important advice is to make it your own, meaning put your own spin on the project.
Q: What are 3 craft supplies/tools that you can't live without?
A: A Paint brush, sandpaper, and a drill
Q: What's something you have yet to create, that you dream of creating/crafting some day?
A: Well, this is definitely a big dream.....I want to decorate a she shed from top to bottom. I would create most of the décor myself using recycled items.
For more about the Plaid Creators and their inspiring projects, follow us on our blog
and Facebook page