Member Feature: TaraDeliberto

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Today we're getting up close and person with Superfan and long term member @Taradeliberto

Why did you join Creator's Studio?

I joined several years ago while I was giving my dad‘s house a good clean with some fresh paint! 

What's your favorite part of the Creator's Studio community?  

The challenges! I love getting the email alerts when a member shares their inspiration or responds to a prior post! I also enjoy seeing the upcoming challenges that are posted! The consistency in Creator’s Studio is beyond awesome so thank you all!

How would you describe yourself/occupation to a complete stranger?

I am an independent hard-working female that has learned so much from my childhood. Anything is possible. Anytime someone asks, can I do such and such project for them, of course I can, the answer is always yes!

Currently, I have taken a leave of absence from my current job (as a substitute teacher the last 12+ years.) experiencing the world epidemic of COVID-19 has changed the impact of many of us. I needed time to take care of myself. 

I enjoy cleaning, vacuuming, painting, organizing, I’m always covered in paint! I also have a degree in graphic design as well so I love participating in the surveys in Creator’s Studio, and love sharing my visual expertise! 

What creative areas do you like to focus on?

I love painting wood! I used to paint and sell beautiful wood signs and wall decor.  Now, I just focus on furniture such as tables, chairs, desks. and currently my entire house! 

What is your favorite Rust-Oleum product? 

This question is almost impossible to answer!! I love them all! Depends on the season,  I love spray paint and stain, and then when fall starts, I enjoy buying gallons of Rust-Oleum products to do projects indoors! 

How has being part of this community helped with your DIY projects? 

Learning all the different techniques from other experienced creators studio members! I love seeing all the beautiful inspiration and most of all, the dedicated members who truly put so much time into their beautiful pieces that they share with everyone! You know who you are! : )

What interests you most about DIY projects? 

I can stay busy 24/7 during DIY projects because I am able to utlize my time on multiple projects at once! I’m a multitasker at heart, and I tend to get off focus sometimes…,  but when I need to complete a task for a deadline, I will make sure the finished piece is ready!

What’s the best DIY project you have completed and how did you accomplish it? 

There’s quite a few projects that I have spent a lot of time working on one of my most recent ones that I am very happy about is my vintage antiques sign decor,  that hangs above my TV on the wall.  I think it’s beautiful!  

What's the most difficult project you have tackled? 

Most difficult project I’ve had to tackle was “Spring into DIY challenge” about three years ago. I completed a portable porch planter. I struggled for a while trying to work with the cedar fence post, but I did complete the project and it looked very nice. 

If you could create any type of project (with no limitations), what would you design and why? 

Shelving throughout my house, especially my walk-in closet because you can’t walk in it! Haha!  And also, additional garage shelving, along with shiplap walls in my house. 

But most importantly I would love to redo my garage floor and my bathroom sink counter tops, they can use some beautiful new Rust-Oleum color!!! 

Tell us something about yourself that most people don’t know about you. 

I’m a diecast collector and do toy shows.

I have major anxiety, so painting and woodworking is my therapy. I have experienced a lot of family deaths, so I keep praying and trying my best to stay positive. 

I spend more time in my garage than I do in my house, but I’m terrified of the dark!! 

I absolutely cannot stand bugs. especially spiders, I will have a panic attack, it’s sad but true. I am obsessed with vacuuming. I have a fur baby named Chase, he’s a handsome white bunny with dark spots. 

What’s the best advice that anyone has ever given you? 

“You have worked so hard Why give up now”?

“Stop being so hard on yourself “

What book(s) are on your nightstand right now? 

Books? Haha I don’t read much but I have a stack of Rust-Oleum advertisements, pamphlets, and color swatches, throughout my home. 

What’s your all time favorite food? 

Great question unfortunately I have food allergies. I am allergic to wheat, eggs, dairy, fish, brewers yeast, etc! I pretty much live on avocados, skinny popcorn, veggies, and rice. 

Glad to get to know you better @Taradeliberto - we look forward to seeing more of your projects in the community!