I’m a self taught, learn as you go girl. It was a whole new world out there when I advanced my skills to making small furniture. Discovering web pages that post free plans was exciting to find! Learning new skills always keeps my creativeness fresher than repeating the same things the same way with the same finish. (Can you tell I would be bored?!) Taking a plan and making it my own either by adding a different element or by finishing it in my own style is always my goal. I’m proud to say I’ve even gotten as far as designing my own from scratch. Typically if I’ve been asked to make a piece of furniture, I ask for an inspiration photo first to let them know if I can make it. And often I’m learning how to build it as I go! One day I may graduate to bigger pieces like a kitchen table, but for now I’m happy making smaller pieces.