As most of you know, I don’t flip furniture full time. It’s a hobby I started a few years ago as something to keep me busy, with a creative outlet, rather than just sitting around watching TV. I like to call this a “self-sustaining hobby” although that isn’t really true either. It’s been a very disappointing and disheartening summer at the flea market for me. I’m not sure if I’ll keep this up for next year. Not only did I not make any money this season, I only broke even once this. I’m glad I don’t have to rely on that income, but what ever I make at the market is my summer spending money. Not too this year. Anyway, besides that, it’s hard to do on my own, and in my space. So I’ll have to make some decisions over the winter as to whether or not to keep it up. But you don’t come here to read about my woes, but to see what I’ve been doing, so let’s look!!
This Sunday is the last market for the season. I have LOTS of nice things for sale!! Here are the two latest flips:
An ugly wine rack that need a little more pizzazz.
There was once some sort of shelf on the bottom, but not when I found this piece, so I had to put a new shelf in. Then instead of painting I did a little decoupage. Wine First? Well of course!!
And the top needed some wine labels! Just in case someone wasn’t sure what this item is for!
My neighbors convinced me not to paint the whole thing because of the woven detail on the sides and top. I agreed, but painted the body of the piece which made the weave stand out that much. Beyond that I just cleaned it up and re-stained the area holding the wine. Which by the way holds 24 bottles. I like the way it turned out and hope it will sell.
This table didn’t need too much. A bit of wood glue and new paint..plus pizzazz! I love the way it turned out. It has a very rustic look when you look closely (not distressed). I wish I’d thought to take a detail photo of the pattern. Maybe later. It’s one piece that I wouldn’t mind keeping but I really have no place to put it. If it sells, it sells. If not…
Tonight I’m trying to re-flip another piece. This one might be called a TRIPLE back flip. I had one version:
I liked it okay, but the frames weren’t stationary and the movement made me crazy. So I tried another idea:
I added a cork board with fabric. Nice idea but it was flimsy and fell apart. So tonight I’m working the third version. I HOPE I can finish it by tomorrow before I have to load up after work. I’ll be tight but I’ll try! I’ll post photos if make it!
So there you have it! The last pieces for the season!