This is me :). I’m a wife, a mom, a painter, and the owner of The Back Dorr (mostly in that order). Before I found my calling in furniture restoration, my background was in environmental modeling—a combination of computer science and environmental science—back with both barely existed. The day I unplugged from that field and picked up a brush was a very good day, and I’m happy to say I haven’t looked back.
I fell in love with Falls Church, Virginia when I moved here in the 1970s, and I’m fortunate my family and I live, work, go to school, play, and pray in this little corner of Northern Virginia. Our family-run brick-and-mortar studio and warehouse has become a second “home base” on several levels. Not only do I get to be with my family (sometimes three generations full!) and “my people,” I also get to help customers like you save, find, and create pieces that will make the next generation of memories. Each day brings something old and something new--old friends, vintage furniture, new faces, a fresh coat of paint. It’s good work, and we love doing it. Stop by and we’ll prove it to you!