Before I had my two girls I worked in advertising as an account manager at ThomasArts. After hours and hours of watching the graphic designers create amazing ads out of nothing, I picked up on some of the techniques and started to play around with InDesign and Photoshop on my own.
I'm an amateur at best, but I love doing it anyway, even though it can be extremely frustrating and stressful. My latest logo is for my mother-in-law who is a family and individual therapist. (Btw, she's really, really good if you are looking for one in Salt Lake County).
And of course I did my own logo. I do little things here and there like baby announcements and Christmas cards.
I think if you are creatively minded you have quite a few ways to get your creative urges fulfilled - what are yours?
BTW, did you see this "pin" from Apartment Therapy on Pinterest? What a great referral guide for how much fabric you will need to upholster your favorite pieces. This will help you decide whether or not it's worth reupholstering, because the fabric can be the most expensive part!
*This is only a guide to give you an idea, DO NOT order your fabric based on this until you talk to your upholsterer!