Yari Pineiro

My name is Yari and my story is not an easy one to tell, but nonetheless it is my story and my journey.

I have an interior design background and I have always been crafty by nature. The story of my journey into the world of furniture refinishing is not a very happy one. But it is a story that I am grateful for as it has made me a stronger person.

On July 1, 2017, after many years of waiting - I had a miscarriage and lost our baby girl 6 months into the pregnancy. Unbeknownst to us, I had gotten an infection that had cut off all the blood flow to our baby girl. The heartache was and still is unimaginable.

After being in bed for 2 weeks, I decided to get up and grab a piece of furniture that my neighbor had thrown out and one I had been wanting to experiment with. Painting that day gave me a sense of calmness and it became therapy for me. I couldn't even put the brush down. I was painting piece after piece and after each one I fell more and more in love with the transformations and the art behind it all. And before you know it, I was being approached by people wanting me to transform their furniture as well.

So here I am, 4 months later, doing something I am truly passionate about. I am so very humbled and blessed by the opportunities that God has brought my way.

"Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will happen to us."