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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!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Let the flea market season begin with flea.o.logy on April 30th...

I have be invited back again this year (6 years and counting) as a dealer at my friend Paula's flea market being held at her awesome historic home located at 218 N. Main Street, Payson, Utah. It is gained so much of a following that she and two of the other dealers are promoting it as...

We are having 3 sales this spring/summer:
APRIL 30th, JULY 16th, SEPTEMBER 2nd-3rd
Start time is 8:00 A.M.

I have been burning the candle at both ends getting things ready for the sale.  
Here is a sneak peak and a small sampling of some of the cool, custom, one of a kind painted furniture I plan to offer APRIL 30th at reasonable prices:

Hope you will stop by at flea.o.logy on Saturday, April 30th!! You won't regret it...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Trial and Error...

Over the years as I have experimented with different techniques and finishes for the furniture I re-furbish in an attempt to mix things up a bit, there have been a few accidental successes but also failed attempts when I deviate from what works. During the creative process, I may get frustrated when something isn't coming together the way it should be. Then it begins. The same thought replaying over and over in my head, "stick with what you know. stick with what you know. STICK with what you KNOW"

It is quite irritating. Sometimes I have even tried to shake it off, chalking it up to paint fume overload -- the result of being forced to transform items in a tightly sealed garage due to the wrath of bad weather Mother Nature inflicts (as she has done this week). However, when I heed the warning and stick to what I know, what I find is that at the end of the day the finished product is exactly the way it was meant to be. It's all good.

Below are a few more items that have been in the works in preparation for the upcoming Flea Markets...

Make it a Great Day!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

...from trash to treasure...

I have been very busy getting items ready to sell for the upcoming flea markets that start this Spring.

One of the things that I enjoy most is coming across something that others see as being worthless and destined for the donation and/or garbage pile. Visualizing in my head and knowing exactly what its potential is I take it, re-purpose or refurbish it and MOST of the time that trash item becomes a treasure....either for me or for someone that purchases it.

Here are a few more items that I have transformed but have long since been placed in new homes of friends or flea market buyers.  I will have TONS of  items for sale again this season and resolve to do a better job at taking the "rescued and pre-transformation" pictures....

Make it a GREAT day!