|jesse dresbach in front of spice racks he fashioned out of old abandoned coke bottle cases. genius.|
We are really excited to introduce our first ever tdm contributor. Yea!!! Jesse Dresbach of Nine Red will be writing a monthly column for us, School of Restoration, dedicated to his passion for saving old ugly pieces of furniture and breathing new life into them . We are big fans of Jesse and his work and are absolutely thrilled that he will now be a part of our little world.
A bit about Jesse...
"I spend almost all my spare time rescuing furniture from the decors of our parents, and the forgotten backs of our basements. I am so lucky to work out of my home, with the assistance of my 3 cats. Yes, 3. I have always enjoyed making things, and this love only grew as I got older - especially things in the realm of home decor.
When I first moved out, I inherited a wide variety of furniture, none of which seemed to match any of the others. Without the funds necessary to start over, I accepted the challenge and decided to try my hand at forcing them all to match. After my first few tables, I fell in love and just kept going from there. I think it's so fun to find something hideous and see what you can make it into! I decided to start selling my pieces after the great feedback I was getting, and quite honestly, the furniture started closing in on me!
It's been a lot of fun, and I'm happy that this otherwise overlooked furniture, now has a place to call home. When I look back at my first few projects, I can really see that I have learned a lot along the way, and I'm always willing to share it with fellow creators!" - Jesse
Welcome, Jesse!! We can't wait for all we can learn from you.
-mollika & betsy