Ignite Furnishings is about taking the forgotten and loving it back to life. Funny that my furniture business was born out of actually loving myself back to life through creating. In 2017 my world was collapsing. Too many things were coming at me all at once and I just couldn't. Rocky marriage, struggling kids, disaster of a house, work, grad school, business, health... my legs buckling under the pressure. If even a feather was added, I would crumble. Ironically, that is exactly when refinishing furniture came into my life. A local non-profit asked if I would be willing to do a piece for their art auction and even with everything, for some reason said "yes." I picked up some supplies, blasted my music and started painting! It was as if each stroke of my brush washed away my anxiety, my depression, my burdens. My garage became my sanctuary. Light started peering through my dark clouds and life began to have color again! I decided to go treasure hunting, which I have always loved, and refinish more pieces. People then started asking to follow my work and out of the ashes Ignite Furnishings was born. Just like old yet beautiful furniture needs a good polish, sometimes our creative spirits do too! My desire is that a little of my passion for refinishing furniture IGNITES a creative spark in you as well.
Rhonda - Owner & Artist
I was the one that took every art class in high school and then decided I couldn't make a career out of it. I was the one who snuck into the middle school art room as a practicum student teacher who was supposed to be in the math room. I was the one that volunteered to help brand and market other people’s dreams yet procrastinated on my own. Refinishing furniture brought so much healing and joy in a dark time in my life, it became a passion. It allowed me to connect my two loves: art and serving others.
Married for almost 20 years to an amazingly supportive man and our 2 kids; son 14 and daughter 11 going on 16. When I am not painting, taking pictures, treasure hunting or running kids to and fro... I love personal growth audible books, podcasts, or sermons. I LOVE being an entrepreneur and LOVE dreaming big with others that also think big. I love a good walk alone around our hilly neighborhood or with a friend across our local walking bridge. I love a good binge watch of some BBC love story and a glass of red wine or pint of ice cream.
Mountains over beaches, connecting with a few over a big crowd, jeans and beanie over getting all dolled up (although fun every once in a while). This is me.
“As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” -Williamson”
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Eve - refinishing artist
Refinishing furniture has been a perfect fit with a background in home design & organization; kitchens, bathrooms and all things that need organized and a pretty touch! When I am not painting I love gardening, cooking, and spending as much time as possible outside in nature. Momma of two 24 & 8 Blissfully married to my man Matthew for 15 years!!!
Our mission is to ignite creative potential and set the standards of excellence in the world of refinished furniture. For artists to make a healthy profit and followers to enjoy and be inspired by their work.
Together we are better! Giving our customers more variety and giving our artists a place to hone their craft through mentorship and camaraderie.
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Let Ignite Furnishings do all the "heavy lifting"!!! With marketing and staging, customer acquisition, delivery and storage off your plate, your time can be dedicated to creating the next masterpiece.
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