Owner of Roycycled
Like many women, I am a creator. We create through the rearing and teaching of our children. We create through the beautification and management of our homes. We create when we cook for our families; our jobs; our fashion. The wonderful thing about crafts, furniture painting, and art is that we are given the opportunity to create for ourselves. For the sake of expression. To feed the hunger to create beauty in this world. It is this drive that has brought me to the place I am today.
Growing up with a single mother, there weren’t resources for formal art training and/or supplies. But I always remember using the things that were available to express my heart’s desire to create. I remember once in third grade I took a few milk cartons and turned them into an old-fashioned rotary phone…LOL. The round frozen pizza cardboard coupled with a balloon and some paper mache made for a fine tea time hat. And trumpet flower with the base pulled almost off made a fine pair of dangly earrings. When I look back, I’ve spent my whole life creating. It is that love of expression that has driven me to explore crafting and furniture painting.
When I began my journey as a creative businesswoman, it was with paper mache. I use to design, build and sell paper mache deer heads that I shipped all over the world through ETSY. Ultimately that business model was not sustainable, but I learned so much. Even our failures can be stepping stones to the greater things the Lord has planned for us. It was through this business that I began to experiment with decoupage. I couldn’t find what I wanted anywhere, so I figured out a way to create it myself. After a while, my friends began requesting designs that fit their esthetic, so I would create them. I recognized the opportunities of the product, so I began to offer it. The response I received was almost overwhelming. After selling for a couple of years, I began getting messages from businesses that wanted to carry my product. Through divine intervention and appointed relationship building, I figured out a way to make it happen. I took my first wholesale order in September of 2019, and the rest is history. Today I have over 250 retailers who carry Roycycled Decoupage Paper in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, France, New Zealand, and the UK. Honestly, it is still a little unreal for me. But every day I wake up grateful for all of it.
Roycycled Creative Director
Lexi is a self-trained mixed media artist located in Central Valley California, where she lives with her two sons, world’s best and most supportive husband and two grumpy old chihuahuas. She comes from a background in Nonprofit Animal Welfare, where she supervised Operations and later Development. Being a strong animal advocate is high on her list of great loves, and as such Lexi’s art focus is largely nature inspired – both animals and landscape. Lexi is best known for her work in watercolor, but she has spent 13 years filling her crafty tool box with skills, assorted mediums and supplies; just when she has you getting comfortable in one medium, she’ll throw another your way! It’s always fun to watch her wield her magic in the studio; her energy and excitement is truly infectious.
Lexi’s early work began in mixed media and jewelry design, many of which were published in assorted Stampington publications. She is a licensed designer for ESC & Company, IOD and Roycycled Treasures. Lexi teaches online almost exclusively, but she’s been known to teach at the occasional art retreat too. To learn more about her classes and work, check her out at LexiGrenzer.com
Find Lexi on Instagram here – https://www.instagram.com/lexigrenzer/
When Carmen wakes up in the morning she says to herself, “What am I going to do today?” then cloisters herself in her workspace until evening. She enjoys coming up with new and unique concepts using whatever she has lying around, and inspiring others to do the same. Carmen is unafraid to test out new ideas,and will often spend hours perfecting one project so she can easily share it with others. Her love of paper, sewing, and mixed-media can be seen in most everything she does!
Find Carmen on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/carmendaumer/
David Gallie is the artist and owner of The 5 & Dime Upcycled Furniture, Antiques, & Accents; and lives in Toronto Canada with his husband, Anthony, and their two puppy babies, Butler and Scarlett. He draws inspiration from his travel experiences while working 25 years in the travel industry, fashion and nature. Upcycling furniture is a passion that’s been a part of his life from a very young age.
Find David on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/5anddime.ca/
Liz is the creator behind Flipping Distractions Design. She is inspired by the art, shapes and pieces from the art deco and mid century periods. Liz is passionate about keeping vintage furniture in modern day homes by creating statement pieces with saturated color. When she’s not creating, she’s passionate about acquiring wisdom whether it’s about technique, color theory, general trivia or just useless knowledge.
Find Liz on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/flippingdistractions/
Creativity comes in all shapes and sizes, it brings therapy, peace and ignites the imagination. Ideas that come to life and put hands to work actions that have been in her family for generations. Painting Furniture and home decor or restoring heirloom family pieces brings smiles to those around her.
Wife and mother, this busy mom has found her career in giving old and damaged items a new life for their new homes. As it is written a Lily, God’s favorite flower, “And of all the flowers one lily” a flower that brings a smile to God’s face as the work she does will bring a smile to yours.
Find Chai on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/thepaintedlily_/
Thespoena McLaughlin is a self-taught mixed media artist who resides in NW Arkansas, where her numerous pets nap among her creations seamlessly blending life and art. Her passions include painting, woodworking, junk journals, resin art, sewing, furniture flips, jewelry design, and finding creative ways to reuse vintage and antique pieces. Over the years Thespoena has served on several artistic design teams and has had art published in many creative books and magazines. She has taught at mixed media art retreats in person as well as online.
These days you can find her toiling in her home studio creating art and craft tutorials and entertainment for her YouTube channels. Vintiquities is a paper craft and mixed media art channel and ResinBelle is a resin crafting channel with a larger range of creative projects.
Also find Thespoena on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/resinbelle/
I’m Ash of KickAsh Furniture located in the heart of the bluegrass Kentucky. I’m a mom of three divas and a former personal chef turned furniture artist. Expressing myself through my art is one of the best stress relievers there is! Although I can do any style requested of me, my personal favorite is dark and moody! I truly believe in the term “functional art” and making your home a unique and beautiful place for yourself.
Find Ashley on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/kickashfurniture/
Find Veronica here – https://chasingsunshinebyv.com/
My desire is that a little of my passion for refinishing furniture IGNITES a creative spark in you as well. I was the one that took every art class in high school and then decided I couldn’t make a career out of it. Discovering refinishing brought much healing and joy in a dark time in my life. It allowed me to connect my two loves: art and serving others.
Native Oregonian, married 21 years to an amazingly supportive man and our 2 kids; son 16 and daughter 12. I love personal growth, everything; Audible books, podcasts, or a good sermon. I LOVE being an entrepreneur and LOVE dreaming big with others that also think big. I love a good walk alone around our hilly neighborhood or with a friend and a good cup of coffee. I love a good binge watch of some BBC love story and a glass of red wine or pint of ice cream snuggling with my kitty Nala.
Find Rhonda on Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/ignitefurnishingsbyrhonda/?hl=en