American Made Since 2010

Susan Stevenson

Greenlawn, New York
I create unique items for your home using discarded and vintage parts. I reuse, recycle, and relove items that were headed for the landfill.
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Tell us about your business.

My business is self owned. I have a room in an upscaled antique and Annie Sloan stocklist shop where we give classes and sell decorative furniture and accessories.

Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.

My workshop is in my basement. It is a place I've created for myself with power tools, cubbies, supplies, paint and a large table in the center on castors. Everything I need is at my fingertips and is organized so it is all within arms reach. I've repurposed cubbies, file holders, tables, and crates to create a space that is not only functional but looks awesome too!

What inspires you?

I am inspired by everything. When I come across a part or piece of something metal or wood, I immediately see what it can be rather than what it is. I've created chalkboards, hooks, memo holders, and photo holders using salvaged parts. I am also inspired by the creativity of others and sometimes take an idea to a new and different level.

What makes your business stand out?

My business stands out because each of my creations is a one of a kind project. I've taken found objects and re-created them in such a way that really, no two are exactly alike. Homeroad is a small business that is in the start up stage. I am proud of my work and I do my best to make each piece a quality creation that I would buy for myself.

What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?

My advice is to "go for it". Don't let fear of being different stop you from diving into your passion. I've tried to set a good example for my children in showing them that they can take whatever they love to do and make something out of it that they can be proud of.

What does American Made mean to you?

American Made means that someone right here in our town, state, or country has created something they can be proud of. Something, in my case, that has been given new life rather than being tossed in the trash. American Made means that someone is proud of the work they do and is looking to make our country a better place, one small shop at at time.

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    Oct. 17, 2014

    2014 Award Winner and Audience Choice Winner announced.

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    Nov. 7, 2014

    Join Martha at the American Made Summit kickoff cocktail party.

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    Nov. 8, 2014

    Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City.

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    Nov. 15 - 16, 2014

    Shop for holiday gifts at the Martha Stewart American Made Pavilion.

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