Tonight I find myself having second thoughts about this “hobby” of mine. Yes, I need the creative outlet and yes, I enjoy the hunt. But most of all I love the challenge of bringing new life to something that was thrown away, is unwanted, unloved and no longer beautiful. There is a great satisfaction in turning something around and makeing it wanted. I know, it’s pretty obvious that there’s something subliminal going on here.
Frankly, I’m tired. It’s hard non-stop work. One of my two days off (Sunday) is flea market day so that means I come home from work on Saturday, pick up the rental van, and load it up. Sunday morning I go to the market, unload, sell (hopefully) load the remainders back up, come home, unload the van and take it back to the rental place. My “day off” is by far the hardest and longest work day of the week. It’s constant search and work. But it’s not just that. Sometimes I just get tired of doing everything by myself. Let’s face it, I’m of a certain age,and never married so I’m used to taking care of and doing everything by myself, but sometimes I’m tired of it.
The other thing is I miss my apartment looking nice. I work out of what used to be my guest room, and my dining room and hallway are overflowing with furniture to be flipped or sold. Misc. pieces are scattered in the living room and by the kitchen. I’m not a neat freak, but I am tired of having to walk through a maze of furniture, paint, and misc. things every day. I’m tired of feeling like a hoarder. I’m tired of my apartment looking like a hoarder lives here.
So I’m not sure I’ll keep the flipping up after this summer season. When I started flipping furniture and the blog, I said it was about re-purposing furniture while reinventing myself. I have made some discoveries about myself over the last year. But I don’t know that I have the mental energy to keep it going. Sorry for the rant, but I just needed to talk it out and whine a bit.
Okay, enough of that! I know you’re really here to see what I’ve been up to, so…. Here a few cute pieces that will be for sale tomorrow at the Somerville Flea!
This cutie was inspired by my friend Kelly who not only loves everything beachy, but her son is in the navy.
A boring coat rack.
A cute coat rack!
And now for this weeks favorite flip….
Thanks for staying with me and reading through my pity party. And thanks for your support!!
3 thoughts on “I’m tired.”
Sweetheart – keep to your original reasons why you wanted to do this. A creative outlet . I am so jealous because this is what I used to do in NC so many years ago and really loved it. I did it for years and made a lot of money but it went in waves where I didn’t feel like doing it anymore but then I would find something that inspires me and want to start all over again. Is it possible, you could find an inexpensive storage place to move some of the extra stuff out of your apt? Is there an antique mall where you could rent a space and sell stuff out of the mall rather then hauling it every weekend? There are ways to do it and you just need to figure out a system that works for you. You are so creative and I love seeing your creations. I would love to do this again – NYC thrift stores are incredible and after doing it years ago – I want to do it all over again and open a shop up here in Bovina. I have the work and storage – all I need is the store and we are thinking about converting one of the large garden sheds to a store that would be open on the weekends when we are here. Know it’s a long drive but once a month you could drive stuff over here?
I just now saw your comment. Thank you for your support. I think I was having a bad day. It’s all still true and I do have fun with it, but it’s just a lot of work to do by myself as you know. THANK YOU JEFF!
Love the chest Paula. I’m tickled that I was an inspiration for you. Your work is wonderful.