Liz Machette has been busy. She has four children, several pets, and a husband who owns Machette Restoration, a furniture finishing business. Yet she still finds the time to rescue and refurbish vintage items to sell in her booth at SoNo Marketplace. Liz's motto is "I try not to toss anything away … without being a hoarder!"
"ReFABulous Furnishings" showcases Liz's many interests. Her vinyl LPs-turned-bowls and CD mosaics are a nod to her love of music. Like her husband Marc, she has a respect for wood and offers an ever-changing array of furniture pieces for sale. Some are presented as found; others have seen better days, so Liz paints them, being mindful to honor the pieces' integrity.
Ever since she can remember, Liz has been a doodler with a knack for hand drawn lettering. This talent has come in handy at the Market, where her cheerful chalkboard signs help to communicate news and upcoming events to our patrons. Her signs have been so well received that Liz has begun a new business she calls "Chalkin' It Up." Her latest project — chalkboard art for a summer wedding.
Under the pergola at The Farm Stand at SoNo Marketplace, Liz can be found at a new venture called "White Trash Furnishings." With her artist's eye, Liz presents a curated collection of salvaged furniture and terra cotta flower pots that have been given new life with white paint.
Liz's upcycled creations and lettered chalkboards are whimsical, artsy and fun — just like her.