welcome to shabby love's blog site. i am estatic to start blogging. it has been in the works for a while now and im just jumping in the blogging world. my main goal for this blog is to inspire all of you just as i have been inspired by others. so jump in this adventure with me. here we go..
my name is hanna kappes and i started shabby love on accident. i have always been a strong willed person, even as a kid. very adventurous, and hands on.. i have traveled all over and tried many differnt things to try to find myself! (guitar, ukulele, surfing, living in ireland, and first mate on a boat in key west, just to name a few) then came love, marriage, and children.
still trying to find myself i tried many stay at home occupations but nothing fit. my husband i bought our first home and completley re-did it. I fell in love with the process of flipping our home and still to this day could do it over, and over, and over! i re-painted our cabinets, doors, trim, walls, and then when it was completed, i started on my furniture.
here is a before and after photo of our first home
needless to say right as we finished it we moved to virginia.
once we got setteled in VA i was really inspired by everything old around me. the history that virginia has to offer is amazing. i started going to auctions to find things for our new home. most if the things i would bring home needed help but i saw the potiential in them that most people do not. friends would see my new creations and ask me to do their things, and well the rest is history. i started the web page posting things I had completed, word of mouth spread about what i was doing and now i have a store, and the blog was my next goal! thanks to all of you that follow the website, and the store.
needless to say i found something that i love and im truly passionate about. to see something that was once so ugly be recycled into something beautiful makes me happy. so yes, i can now say i have found myself.