Monday, May 5, 2014

First up on meet the Vendors... owner Stacey

Stacey McDevitt – Owner of Ramshackled Treasures

Dealer #: 40
Hometown: Mound, MN
Years Creating: 9
Spotlights: Stacey’s focuses her creativity on painting furniture - taking a discarded, unloved treasure and reworking it to a beautiful piece of art.
Inspiration: Home décor and decorating magazines – especially Ballard Designs

Stacey lives in Zimmerman, MN with her husband Dean, and three amazing children, Grace, Lily and Connor.  Growing up on Lake Minnetonka, she fell in love with the “lake life” and wanted to be able to share that with her kids.  They found their lake up north in Zimmerman and have lived there for the past 15 years.

Having champagne tastes on a beer budget, has guided Stacey into the world of junking and converting it into attractive, functional furniture.  Her most memorable piece was an old door she wanted to convert into a table, but was waiting for the perfect chairs.  One day on Craigslist she found a rod-iron patio set – the table top was hideous but the chairs and legs of the table were amazing.  She changed her design to be more outdoor focused (using a sealant and upholstery that would sustain MN weather).  The results were wonderful and to this day she regrets not keeping it for herself. 

Graduating from Mankato State University with a degree in Mass Communications, she was able to find a career as an Event Coordinator in the non-profit sector for several years.  She changed careers to be a full-time mom and home schooled her children.  She always knew she wanted to run a business of her own, so when the opportunity came her way, she took it and is now the owner of Ramshackled Treasures. 

When asked about owning Ramshackled Treasures, Stacey said, “One of the best parts of owning RT is meeting all the creative talent not only in the junking world but also the talent we have and have had at our shop. There are some amazingly gifted women out there and I love that RT gives them the ability to showcase their wonderful talent.”

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