SHAKOPEE, Minn. – A Shakopee woman is finding great joy in bringing old pieces of furniture back to life again.

Crystal Dvorak started Urban Patina three years ago as a way to showcase her furniture and creations.

“I think Urban Patina is what makes me tick as a whole. It’s everything that I need as far as the creative process. I’m able to make all the decisions. I just grab whatever materials I have and transform them however I want to transform them. Whatever the outcome is, is whatever the outcome is,” Dvorak says. “It’s truly me. It’s me pouring myself into whatever project I’m working on.”

In addition to furniture, Dvorak is also repurposing materials into home decorations.