Ellen Morton grew up in a large farm family that struggled to make ends meet. At a very young age, she learned that many things could be reused after their original life was over with a little ingenuity and some work. She learned to repair, refinish, paint, and upholster those pieces still containing some life. Yvonne Cotelleso was a young wife who furnished her first home with hand-me-downs, as money was tight. Even when a chance to shop for new things became available, she didn’t like the cookie cutter styles and realized she preferred the pieces she had taken and made into “her own”. She loved experimenting with color/style and soon realized she had a natural creativity when it came to making what was old, new again. Ellen and Yvonne met at a garage sale (one of their mutual passions) and teamed up to form Unique Finds “n” Furniture.