Hi! I’m Michelle of Serendipity House LLC in Southern New Hampshire. I’ve loved design and expressing my creativity for as long as I can remember, but until six years ago, it was not my career path. As a Mental Health Clinician, I took every opportunity to feed my creative side and de-stress through painting and design. When my grant position ended, I decided to take some time off and it was during this time I realized I needed to make some different choices.
Soon after, I had the opportunity to help design and decorate a house, took on a few interior jobs, and started to paint more furniture. I was introduced to someone who went to auctions and “had a booth” (“um, what’s a booth?” I thought!) She encouraged me to approach a local antique business to show my work. I’ve expanded my business tenfold since then and am loving my “work”.
Basically, I had nothing to lose and I took a leap of faith. Painting had not been my career path, but I had actually been doing it since it could pick up a crayon. It was serendipity that this happened when and how it did in my life. And it makes me excited to encourage others to follow their dreams and paint paint paint!
I love textural work, layering, multi media, blending and experimenting. I lose myself in my work, as I’m sure many of you do, and pieces almost seem to create themseleves! Debi’s DIY clay and chalk paint is my paint of choice, and I incorporate a lot of Iron Orchid Designs products into my work, as well. I only sell products I love, use, and trust, and I hope that when people see my videos or meet me, they can feel that same excitement.
Serendipity House is located in Southern New Hampshire, USA. My furnishings and vintage finds are sold in a great shop in Peterborough New Hampshire called Bowerbird & Friends. I also have workshops, do custom work and have an online shop for my favorite products at www.serendipity.house