Amanda Hervey, creative whiz and queen of the flea market…
Will you look at that smile! And those eyes!
Recently I was interviewed about my novel by a woman named Amanda Hervey. Amanda is a fellow Kentuckian and loves the beautiful Bluegrass State as much as I do. We had a great time during the interview, and when it came to a close our conversation somehow segued to our love of antiques, old discarded items, and the joys of sniffing out terrific finds at flea markets, second-hand stores, and garage sales. That’s when I learned that Amanda is a creative whiz at transforming old cast-offs into bona fide treasures.
Amanda is an assistant editor for Kentucky Monthly Magazine, and she’s the kind of creative spirit who is multi-talented. I enjoyed my conversation with Amanda so much that I asked her if I could feature her in the BRAVA! section on my blog, and she graciously said yes. Below you will find some downright amazing transformations that Amanda has recently done. Her website (A Lovely Place to Land) is chock full of ideas and inspiration. It’s a fantastic site and I hope you’ll check it out. Below are some pictures (used with Amanda’s permission) of a few of her reconstituted treasures.
Brava to Amanda for her amazing creativity and vision!
Before: an old damaged end table
After: a darling child’s play oven. (How cute is this!)
Before: an old 1950s metal office chair
After: a terrific retro transformation that has pizzazz!
Before: simple wood blocks and a jar of Mod Podge
After: a set of super baby blocks!