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Make it Mid-Century. Damn glad to meet you.

June 11, 2015

Well, hello there! So glad that you could stop by. I’ve been waiting for you. Yes, you. You right there, the one reading this. I’m glad you’re here! While I hope that you are in the market for mid-century goods, even if you aren’t, I hope that you’ll peruse through the offerings and give me some feedback. I’d also love it if you shared me with you friends through Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, or even if you pinned me on Pinterest! We could go steady.

Why am I here? Well, the short story was that my job wasn’t fulfilling me anymore. It was kind of cool (I used to design forensic labs and medical examiner facilities – I’ve seen more drugs and dead bodies than most people) but there were also downsides. You are now like, “Dead people? That’s a downside.” No, silly, I was thinking more about the travel. Have you ever woken up in a city and not remembered where you were? If it’s Tuesday it must be Detroit.

There was once a time in life when I was young and idealistic, when I thought that getting a Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation would be amazing. So I did it! Bachelor’s in architecture, Master’s in Historic Preservation – the world would be my oyster. Except not. Out of grad school, I had two job offers in my field, neither of which would pay the bills or put food on the table. What’s a girl to do? Forget the dream of historic preservation (and my love of all things mid-century) and fall back to my architecture degree. It was good for a while.

But sometimes you just have to take a chance. And I did. And that’s how Make it Mid-Century was born. I love to work with my hands and always have. My father taught me the ropes of power tools and craftsmanship and my love of design and do-it-yourself has led me to all sorts of fun projects around my own house. Mid-century inspired wall murals, mod wall tile designs for my laundry room, re-wiring light fixtures (including the sputnik over my toilet – because who doesn’t need a sputnik over their toilet?), and dozens of other little projects for my own mid-century modest house. I realized that I could take this passion and provide my products to others who also share my enthusiasm.

In many ways this has been a dream come true – a culmination of my degrees, experience, and hard work. Now, fingers crossed, we have launched. This maiden voyage might have some rough seas, but I’ve taken my Dramamine™ and I’m up for the challenge. Won’t you join me? Come aboard, poke around, and let me know if you like what you see. I can’t wait to hear from you. Yes, you. Are you still confused about who I am talking about? You’re just the person I wanted to meet. Thanks for coming.

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