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If you love painting and color wrapped up with a bohemian vibe, you will feel right at home here! This is where furniture meets art!

I'm Melissa, the artist and owner behind The Top Drawer RVA. This blog is filled with DIY ideas, bohemian painting, and bringing life back into old unwanted furniture. 

I am a Brand Ambassador with Dixie Belle Paint Company and WoodUbend. I love to teach and have many videos up on IGTV and YouTube! I am a Social Media Coach, helping others grow and learn to increase your social media presence online. 

The Top Drawer was created out of a passion for paint, color and upcycling vintage finds. I love nothing more than taking old, broken furniture and creating a whole new look. Finding the beauty hidden behind the age, taking those vintage features and letting them shine! 

I'm a avid thrifter, with a eye for new trends and styles. Follow along on my journey to rescue the old ugly duckling furniture and create something new and magical.

"Be brave with your color! Why blend in when you were born to stand out!"

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