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My pastime....finding, refurbishing and re-selling goods for the home & garden. If you have an item that you need help with, please send me an email and I can certainly give you my opinion. I am also a vendor at 2 amazing local flea markets as well: fleaology.blogspot.com and comefleawithus.blogspot.com I also do custom re-painting for folks that already have their own furniture but want to give it a new look. If this is something you need, let me know. I would be glad to give you a quote. Thanks for stopping by. Make it a great day!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

...the thrill of the hunt...

I have found ways to earn extra income from reselling many of the items that I purchase. I like that one of a kind or vintage look that I can achieve from acquiring what some would call secondhand merchandise.

Since I am an refurbisher, it is gratifying to find that one piece that needs a fresh coat of paint to become a truly cherished "new" item for someones home or garden. I have never been intimidated by a little fixing up, a little painting or maybe just a little cleaning.

One of the really great things about Flea Market decorating is that we are recycling good usable items, keeping our landfills from being overfilled with many things that are still of value.

Be bold and fearless about shopping secondhand, but buy what you can reasonably use.

Remember that while an item may seem like a good deal, it can become a burden on available storage space in your home if you really don't have a use for it.

There are a lot of good magazines on the newsstands and in bookstores such as Flea Market Style for example, that will give you some great ideas for using or recycling home decor items.

Keep looking. Be diligent and patient. Part of the rush comes from the thrill of the hunt...

Make it a great day!

-the clever craftsman

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