I'm Leslie Howard. I have always had an artistic eye and productive hands. I have always made things, collected things, painted things, fixed things. I love re-doing a piece of furniture, painting a canvas, designing a wedding, sewing a window treatment, cooking a great meal. This blog is a chronicle of some of my furniture makeovers done for my business, City Girl Arts, which specializes in the decorative arts. I paint and upholster furniture, and create acrylic/mixed media artworks from my home studio in St. Petersburg, Florida. I also collect, refurbish and resell antique and vintage items that appeal to me. You can find my furniture, art, and finds for sale in my Etsy shop.

I have raised and home-schooled three terrific boys with my loving and generous husband in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our home used to be just outside Washington, D.C., my favorite place, which is why I call myself City Girl!

Howard Family

I'd love for you to follow along on my furniture adventures here and on facebook. You can email me at leslie(at)citygirlarts(dot)com, as well. Thanks for being here!