Wednesday, May 26, 2010

New Booth Pics

Isn't my itoning board awesome?

My old scale and mason jars look too cool!

I love this table even though the top is in tatters.  Love the detail work.

I have at least 3 basketfuls of frames at home that still need tagged/

I added nails to my door to hang stuff from it.  It is taking up space, so it needs to be useful, not just vintage cool.

Don't quite know what to do with this end table and rack on top of it.
Here are pictures of my booth space.  So glad to get it almost done.  Going to put up shelves tomorrow and a place to hang clothes to sell too.  I wish I had more space already.  I found an old ironing board today when I stopped in another junk mart.  It works perfect for putting stuff on.  Very sturdy and it isn't wobbly.  Wouldn't want a wobbly ironing board.  That would definitely not be a good idea especially when your iron weighed about 5 pounds back in the day.  I sure wouldn't want to drop that on my foot.  Hope you like my pics and like what I have done so far.  It needs more lace curtains in background or some kind of fabric.  I would also like to add a ladder across the top to hang stuff off of too.  I am putting some of Willow's old baby clothes and toys in tomorrow.  I wish I could just leave the whole vintage look going all the way, but I need to get rid of some of the stuff that is taking up space in her room and our closets.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Booth in gear

Today I had a few hours to acutally get some stuff to the new booth.  My husband watched Miss Willow for a couple of hours while I drug the big stuff up there to put stuff on.  The owner was out fighting a fire since he is a volunteer firefighter so my shelves will hve to wait to be hung til tomorrow.  I did manage to buy some from a nice man that is getting rid of some of his and got a good deal on an old tall white shelf.  He has another one I may get also that is metal for just 10 bucks.  What a deal! 

My booth is looking very cool I think with my lace curtains, old door and white shutters.  I think it is going to look great when I get it all finished.  Tomorrow I have to haul the rest of my stuff up and figure out where I want the owner to hang me some shelves up.  YEA!  EVERYTHING IS STARTING TO COME TOGETHER!!!!  Willow is excited too. ha ha
this is a tree in my backyard!  Isn't it just gorgeous?Little Willow is excited for mommy.  ha ha  She is just having fun with daddy.

Found an old door on the curb!!!

My husband doesn't know it yet, but I drug home a door that I found propped up against someone's mailbox.  Not just any ole door..... a nice old chippy paint and old wood kinda door.  I saw it this morning then went back to get it this evening on the way to Wal-Mart.  Willow is in tow and had no idea what her crazy mommy was up to.  The old man that lived there (very nice house by the way) was just dropping off his trash can when I stopped and yelled at him asking him about the door.  He was very nice and told me sure I could have it.  He didn't think I was crazy at all.  He said he saw them used as dividers in the old flea market stores in the next town up.  I think it will make the best prop in my new booth.  Boy!  What luck!! I have been looking for a door too.  Of all the places to find one --- on a curb.  I drive by there everyday since the babysitter moved.  Would have never found it if that hadn't have happened.  Anyway, that was my find of the month so far!                                                      I have a booth to put stuff in tomorrow too!!! WOOHOO!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Day's results

Started out late, but made it to a decent auction with a few garage sale stops along the way.  Willow was in a good mood and the babysitter's daughter came along for the fun of it.  She is such a doll.  In the 4th grade and is so helpful and too funny.  I think the auction bug is rubbing off on her.  She was even helping me tag this evening.  We ended up with a car load for less than twenty bucks.  LOTS OF PICTURE FRAMES!!!WHAT WAS I THINKING?? CHEAP! I am a sucker for a dollar a box.  Gotta be able to make some money off of them in my booth.  Shine em up and set em out!  My booth is gonna look like a Hallmark display.  Got a really ugly chair to redo and a really ugly end table to use to sit things on in my booth.  Doubt anyone will buy it.  Only was 2 bucks so when I get better display stuff, I can just put a free sign on it.  ha ha

Also found out I can get my stuff in a week early so I have to get everything tagged.  So..... excited!  I hope I do well.  Would like to make a small profit or even out.  A really big profit would be Awesome!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Tomorrow is auction day!

Today was last day of school for me for summer.  What a crazy week.  We refinished the cabinets in my art room.  I learned to sand and stain.  What a mess!  Thank goodness I had lots of help from my awesome students ( 4 high school boys who did most of the hard work).  I did learn how to heat paint up with a heat gun and scrape off the old paint.  Easier than paint thinner any day. .... Tomorrow is auction day and the first auction of my summer vacation.  Couldn't decide which one to go to.  There are 2 in the same town and it is supposed to be sunny with no rain and no mud!!!! I am going to hop back and forth between both.  Hope I can find something cool for my blog. 

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

new pics of some of my junky finds

Can't even tell you how cheap I got this for.  In rotten shape on top, but it is beautiful to me.  Going to redo the top .  Can't decide if I want to keep it or sell it. Will look good in a display.isn't this just gorgeous?  75 cents!

Great fine.  LOVE this crate!!!! Awesome deal too.  Can't wait to use it in a display

Love this scale!  Got it for 4 bucks!!!!! It was on the 75% off table.  What a deal!!!!

Cool old sewing box and funky corner candle holder that something must be done to in order to bring it back to modern society.

Was in a box of junk I got.  Gonna paint it black I think.

All my cool old bottles I got!  Over 60 for a dollar.  Aren't auctions awesome?

My spare room is starting to look like Sanford and Son.  What a mess!!!!!! I don't get my booth til june 1st, so I am just piling stuff in here.  There is a stack of hubby's clothes that don't fit and a clean mattress cover and a desk that has a top somewhere under all the clutter. 

Punch bowl and beautiful little candy dish.  Got that for a quarter I think.  Bowl for 3 bucks.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

chandelier painted finally

Before and After!!!!  What a difference a color can make!!!! 

Trip to a muddy auction

Today me and Willow ventured to an out of the way auction.  It turned out to be about as muddy as Woodstock in tbe backyard of the house.  The mud was about 5 inches thick.  This is not good for pushing a stroller through, so we I decided we must leave.  There was a lot of boxes we could have gotten good deals on but I would have needed golashes and a wheelbarrow to get through all the mud. 
We did end up at a cool flea market in a town about 20 minutes away and I got some great deals. I hit the 75% off booth and I got a load for less than 20 bucks again.  I think 18 is my lucky number.  That is always what my finds add up to each time.  Anyways, it turned out to be a fun day after all.  This will definitely be a market to go back to again.  Hopefully on a sunnier day. 
Will have pics up tomorrow.