About Us

Second Chance Art & Accessories® has been making items for the home since 2005.  Our product line started with a love of vintage and reclaimed items, which are transformed to create unique art and home accessories.   Designs and themes may be repeated, but many pieces are made from authentic salvaged items.

Owners Derek and Amy Manning, with daughters Violet and Sydney

We take inspiration from the Bible, which explains that Jesus Christ is the son of God. Because of what Jesus did for us, we can choose to become a new creation and have eternal life. 2 Corinthians 5:17: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”  We believe that ordinary things can be transformed into something great.  Like people, our starting materials have their defects and quirks – but can be transformed into something new.

We have recently expanded our product line to include new vintage-inspired designs, in addition to our products made from salvaged materials.  All of our products are hand crafted “the old fashioned way” in Minooka, IL.

We hope you enjoy your visit as you browse through our artwork.  For information on where you can purchase items from Second Chance Art & Accessories®, see our FAQ page and our Event Calendar.