happy friday everyone! if you haven’t been down to the west bottoms on a first friday event you really need to check it out. for today’s blog post we are interviewing one of our favorite artists—lindsey nichols of lovelies!
who are you and what do you do?
My name is Lindsey Nichols and I am a graphic designer, collager, vintage collector, and lover of upcycling anything!
where were you born and where do you call home?
I was born in Prairie Village, Kansas, and have lived in Lenexa, Kansas most of my life.
how was lovelies conceived?
Lovelies was conceived from my love of taking old and unwanted pieces of furniture and other home decor items, and giving them a new life.
how long have you been doing this type of work?
I first started collecting things my junior year in college, back in 2010. A good friend of mine, Katie Sallas took me to my first estate sale, and I have been obsessed ever since.
how long have you been doing first Fridays events?
I have been selling down in the West Bottoms since the summer of 2011. I first started selling at Bottoms Up, when it was only Bottoms Up and Good JuJu down in the West Bottoms for First Friday Weekends. Now there are over a dozen places down there. I started selling at my current location, Brocante Bliss, June of 2012.
what has been the best steal you’ve found?
hmmm, this is a hard one…. Probably my bedroom set that I had in college and now my sister has, a footboard, headboard, Tall Dresser, Vanity and Mirror… all for $100.00!
your favorite project to date?
I really don’t have one! I love all the work I do!!
how would you describe your work?
Definitely a mix of rustic and shabby chic. Most of my furniture is painted antique white. I not only like the look, but also its easy for people to make my furniture work in their homes.
where can we find your goods?
I sell at Brocante Bliss every first friday weekend down in the West Bottoms, the address is.. 1222 West 12th Street, Kansas City, Mo.
I also sell online through etsy, I don’t have any furniture available online just because shipping is such a nightmare. My Etsy Page is.. http://etsy.com/shop/loveliesshop
how would you describe your brand?
My brand focuses on finding unwanted pieces of furniture that no one would want, and creating a whole new look and life for it. I also do alot of custom orders, where someone will hire me to come to their house and redo a piece of furniture that they want to keep, but just isn’t fitting their “style” anymore.
White, duh! 😉 And Light Pastel Colors!
I secretly really wish I grew up in the 80’s, even though I was born in 1988, I wish I could have gone through college in the 80’s… i’m all about the big hair 🙂
my facebook page: http://facebook.com/Loveliesshop/
my online portfolio: http://lindseykaynichols.com
my etsy print shop: http://etsy.com/shop/thecuriousnickel