If you look up the word "furnish" in the dictionary, you'll find that it means "to provide" and "to equip". In our studio, we provide our community an alternative to the landfill. We equip people with the skills and inspiration to reuse and transform things on their own.
Furnish is dedicated to using creativity and brain power to extending the life span of things that would otherwise be thrown away. We collect items from the community and either use them in a class or just refinish them and make them beautiful. If not, we'll get them to someone who can use them!
My name is Darcy, owner of Furnish. I'm an Ohio-born-turned-mountain-lover. I quit my corporate job in 2015 in search of a career that I was passionate about. Well, I've discovered that I have a fierce passion for reducing landfill waste and educating members of the Anchorage community on their options to donate, reuse and/or repurpose usable goods. Who knew?! After growing my own small furniture painting business over the past 5 years at Anchorage re:MADE, I started Furnish in April 2021 as the next step.
I'm an aspiring minimalist and an avid locavore. I've recently started eating less meat and dairy, and love to cook for others. I have a habit of trying to convince entrepreneurs to quit their day jobs and follow their heart, and I constantly have paint on my hands.
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