Saskatoon HOME magazine Fall 2020

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BREATHING NEW LIFE INTO OLD CLASSICS When Lisa Moen was 14, she found a white, antique make-up vanity while shopping at a thrift store with her mother. She purchased it for $20, brought it home, sanded it and painted it black. It was her first furniture purchase and “ever since then I’ve just been hooked,” she says. “I remember thinking

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that it was the coolest thing to buy some else’s stuff and make it look fabulous.” When the pandemic arrived in March, Lisa found herself spending more time giving old furniture a new life. As a professional singer for almost 20 years, her pre-COVID career was thriving and she loved being

busy. She had over a year’s worth of scheduled gigs lined up and had just won the Country Music Person of the Year and Interactive Artist of the Year at the 2020 Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. A Pandemic Pause “All of a sudden it just kind

of dropped off,” she says. “I needed something to fill that void and I love doing things with my hands.” Although she’s still writing music and will likely perform via Facebook Live, she’s “not a sit-around-the-house kind of gal.” It shows. Lisa estimates she’s refurbished over 20 pieces of