People we love: Jami Morgan of Modify
Happy Friday! For #FollowFriday, I’m excited to start this new series that highlights people that I love and admire, and after getting to know them you will too!
Today, I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite people, Jami Morgan. She’s the owner and artist — but prefers no label 😉 — behind Modify. It all started when I signed up for her painting class and she has been my friend and mentor ever since. She’s the one that inspired me to start on my journey and the reason I’m doing what I love. Please say hello to Jami Morgan from Modify.
Q: How did you get into painting furniture?
Jami: I have always had creativity in my soul. My mind is always coming up with new ideas! I used to be a hair stylist, which I loved to do, but I had to give it up due to allergies. After many attempts at working in the real world and trying to balance work with family, I decided to try my hand at painting furniture. I have always frequented thrift stores, and had ideas to make things new again. So one day, I started painting and have been painting ever since. It is my therapy as well. I love to have a vision, and bring it to life!
Q: I’d love to see a picture of your most favorite piece. Why did you love it?
Jami: Oh…I have so many! One of my favorites was a piece that I did from my Grandmother’s furniture. My Grandmother has always been such an inspiration to me and so many others. She was creative as well, and always willing to help another! When she passed away there she left behind furniture, and of course, I couldn’t bare to see all of her furniture being tossed, so I scooped all of it up. I decided to refurbish pieces and donate them to local non-profits in the area.
One of the pieces that I did was a kitchen table and chairs. I donated it to a local organization that provided furniture for others in need. I only asked that it went to a single mother that had a connection to it. Then I was asked, “How will I know who that mom will be”. I said “You will know! Trust me.” Well, not only did it go to a special Mom and her children in need, but I was able to be there when it happened. She was so grateful that she was receiving this gift, and I was blessed to be able to give it. All of my pieces are made with love, but this one was extra special! I absolutely love using my gift to give to others. After all, that’s what it’s all about.
Q: What do you do when your not painting? When I’m not painting, I love spending time with my family and friends! I love being by
Jami: When I’m not painting, I love spending time with my family and friends! I love being by water and being in nature. I am also a Regional Sales Representative for Rethunk Junk by Laura Paint, which keeps me really busy. I enjoy helping others find their gifts, and helping them achieve their dreams by encouraging them.
Q: Favorite paint line? Why?
Jami: Rethunk Junk by Laura Paint of course! I absolutely love this paint! One constant throughout my painting career has been Rethunk Junk by Laura Paint. I have painted with others in the past, but once I found Rethunk Junk by Laura, I can’t paint with any other. It is the easiest, most durable paint line available. I am creative, but not so much patient. That is why I love Rethunk Junk Paint. I can achieve my vision in less time with gorgeous results and know that it is durable enough to last for years to come!
Q: What is your #1 tip for painting furniture?
Jami: HAVE FUN!!! Be creative. There are NO mistakes when painting furniture! Try it, and you will love it! There is something about bringing new life into an old piece of furniture that helps the soul come alive. Some are just too afraid to try it. Don’t let fear keep you from something you may really enjoy. (This goes for anything in your life). Try new things, who knows you may be the next to come up with an awesome technique to share with all of us furniture flippers! After all, it’s only paint. If you want to change something, it’s easy to change.
Show Jami some love and say hello to her today. Find her on Facebook at facebook.com/modify.