Michael hermann of Lizzie white vintage chic
Michael Hermann of Lizzy White Vintage Chic is a true furniture artisan! We are so thrilled to feature him as our Featured Vendor of the week. Michael's work can be found at The Antique Marketplace in Hammonton NJ. He is a big fan of Poppie's and keeps it in his paint bucket with his many other favorite supplies. Yesterday we interveiwed Michael and are thrilled to share that with you Poppie's Folks.
How long have you been repurposing furniture? Honestly? Since I was about twelve years old! Let's see, so I guess I've been doing this for 46 years???!!!!! Wow! I'm old! ( been doing it professionally for almost 30 years)!
Nancy: What are your favorite pieces to repurpose?
Michael:I've done just about everything, but I just can't resist a vintage sewing machine cabinet! I'll repurpose them into bars, desks, nightstands, just about anything!
Nancy: Where do you get most of your pieces?
Michael:I'm really lucky at thrift stores, and I have a lot of regular pickers that find the greatest stuff for me.
Nancy:What’s your favorite piece you ever created?
Michael:The last piece I did! Always!
Nancy: What’s your favorite color?
Michaels latest piece using Poppie's Paint Powder
Nancy: What supplies can you just not live without?
Michael: That's a long list! But good quality paint brushes are a must! Poly acrylic for finishing as well as making glazes, Mod Podge!
Nancy: Wax or Poly?
Michael: Both! It depends on the piece and the look I'm going for. Poly is a must for table tops that will get lots of use.
Nancy: Do you have any words of wisdom for Poppie’s Folks that are just getting started repurposing?
Michael: If you're making your own "chalk" paint, use good paint, I prefer flat or eggshell for the chalky look. Get ideas on Facebook, Pinterest, even Etsy and just do it! If it doesn't turn out you can always repaint it!
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I am the Founder and Creative Entrepreneur of Poppie's. I am a Wife to Poppie, Mother and Artist. I create masterpieces by turning broken into Beautiful through a process I call ReHeirlooming. " It doesn't matter how broken you are, what really matters is how you put the pieces back together" .