Furniture should have character

Living in Tucson, AZ for a few years left me fascinated with the purple prickly pear cactus.  I've been told that the more distressed they are, the darker purple they become!

What's with the cacti?

Painted with love.

Is this my day job?

Anybody can hold a paintbrush, right? But not everybody does it with love. 

Well, not exactly. But with four kids under eight, distressing furniture is as much therapy as income.

Hand distressed in Harrisburg, PA