Hi! I’m Sara, AKA Girl Refurbished. I have been manifesting this blog for years, and I mean years. In 2013 Amir, my husband, and I started remodeling furniture. I would take pictures of each step along the way and every time said, maybe I’ll start a blog! I guess what they say is right, nothing happens overnight.
Let’s see more about me…I moved around a lot growing up, seven times and three different high schools. Where? Texas (a few times), Washington state, California, Alabama and Missouri. So my eclectic style is probably attributed to all that moving, and that fact I love all things antique and vintage. When I married Amir, I continued the nomadic lifestyle by moving to Arlington, Virginia when our daughter, Colette, was only 2 ½ months old. I know, we’re nuts but what are you going to do?
Now that we’re back in Southern California, I’ve decided to get back into me. When you’re a stay-at-home Mom you tend to get lost, lost in the world of your child and all the responsibilities that come with it. It’s so cliché but it’s cliché for a reason. So let’s refurbish furniture, but also me. Rediscover that I’m a woman/wife/sister/daughter/aunt/Muslim too.
Speaking of Muslim, I’m a revert (convert) to Islam. I converted in 2011 because I truly felt like Islam was the right religion for me. As complicated as it might sound to others, at it’s core it’s a simple religion with a belief in one God – Allah. That’s God in Arabic.
What I like is what I’ll be talking about on Girl Refurbished: home décor, antique & vintage pieces, refurbishing furniture, flea markets, fall, decorating for holidays, baking and exploring America. Then there are the things that come with life: crafting with Colette, all other parenting stuff, and making dinner against my will.
In short I have lofty goals for my blog. I’d love for it not only be my thing, my own project, but a way to feel validated – since the world mostly acknowledges success by your job and how good you are at it. Although raising a person, a freaking human being, should be a $500,000 position and given multiple awards. Big ups to all parents be it stay-at-home or working because this gig is not easy!
I’ll be posting every Monday and Thursday! Need more in the meantime? Read my Welcome Post