Today we’d like to introduce you to Meggan Smith.
Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
My husband and I decided to built a patio and retaining wall for our backyard. The stones came on pallets–my husband is very handy and at this point, I was not. I told him I wanted to build something with the pallets and begged him not to throw them away. He laughed because I had no power tool experience. I decided to try a sign and broke the pallet apart with a crowbar and hammer. Kyle (husband) patiently taught me how to use the saws and nail gun and all the things I needed to know! I ended up gifting a sign to my children’s school auction and someone asked if I was on Etsy. It quickly evolved from there and now I make lots of signs! I love how it was a hobby turned into a business and how fast it really progressed. I love being able to use my creativity and am always amazed people want to put my products in their homes!
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle free, but so far would you say the journey have been a fairly smooth road?
My biggest struggles are keeping up with all the admin associated with a business and time management. I have three girls and balancing my time between their lives and my business makes my work hours go late into the night. It has been really neat however to be able to show them how to succeed as a small business.
Appreciate you sharing that. What else should we know about what you do?
I give discarded wood and pallets a new life by turning them into something beautiful! It gives me great joy to save something from going to the landfill and repurpose it into something that can be treasured. I specialize in backlit metal mounted on wood. I love the look of the mixed medium work and am known for my backlit city skylines and stadiums. What makes the product we make stand out is the detail and more of an artistic take on the pieces we do. Many of our pieces have a 3D look though the metal itself is flat. It makes a wonderful conversation piece for a home.
How do you define success?
I define success as that moment I show clients their finished order and the audible gasp or joy I get to experience. I love being able to capture the client’s vision and when that happens, it feels like true success to me. Happy clients refer your work and that really shows me I have been successful.
- Bookmarks $7.25
- 40″ KC skyline $183
- Arrowhead Stadium $335
- Kauffman Stadium $295
- Western Auto backlit $198
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: mrspalletdecor.com
- Instagram: instagram.com/mrsdecorllc
- Facebook: facebook.com/mrspalletdecor