Jason and Rachel Wolohan

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Project Description

Want to know more about some of your favorite makers and creatives?

We do!

web-0047This week I selected Jason and Rachel Wolohan, the talented makers behind Teal Driftwood, as one of the winners of The Hive’s Maker Spotlight Giveaway!  Jason and Rachel were happy to spend a few minutes answering my silly (and serious) questions, and now I’m super excited to share this new Maker Spotlight with you!

What is your favorite color?

Teal

What is your favorite food?

Pizza & Mac and Cheese

web-0165What is your favorite treat?

ChickFila Cookies & Cream Milkshake

What is your favorite guilty pleasure?

To go out hunting for free pallets

What s your favorite non-shop related hobby?

Running

What is your favorite organisim?

Oats

Do you have a hidden talent? If so, what is it?

Rachel can make her tongue into a three leaf clover shape

If you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be and why?web-0112

White Oak because it is the Maryland state tree and we are from MD!

Who are you?

We’ve been married six years.  Our home is decorated with a lot of teal accents and we love the beach. Jason works in healthcare and Rachel works in higher education.  We love to run, read, and obviously DIY projects!

What do you do or make?

We are a husband and wife duo that creates custom wood furniture and home decor as a side job.  We love getting special requests.

What is your story?

We finished our master’s degrees at the end of 2015 and decided to open up Teal Driftwood.  We bought our first home 1.5 years ago and got into woodworking and DIY projects at that point.

What (or who) inspires you?

Chip & Joanna Gaines, as well as our Instagram friends!

web-0174What was your biggest obstacle to success and how did you overcome it?

We aren’t sure we’ve overcome our obstacles yet.  We are still trying to figure out what is the best avenue to sell our items.

What is the hardest part of running your business?

Time seems to be an obstacle we face with working full-time and travelling.  We wish we had more time to spend in our garage!  We are planners (mostly Rachel) so we’ve made an effort to make sure we carve out time for our projects!

What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received and/or what advice would you  give to a maker who is just starting out?

We’ve only been doing this for about six months.  Best piece of advice – talk about your business, talk about your projects!  It is all about word of mouth.  Also, make sure to get connected through social media with makers similar to you in order to inspire/promote one another.

How can people purchase your items?

https://www.tealdriftwood.etsy.com

Social Media Links

Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Instagram – @tealdriftwood