Introducing Junktiques!

July 26th, 2011 in member junk     
KMcG73 KMcG73, member
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The results of Day One: Still some more tweaking to do (Ill probably line all of the back of the dark bookcase to lighten it up). 
I inherited the lamp and the radio with the booth.
My first sold item - Im glad I got a pic of it! It was originally burgandy colored with mirrors. I repainted white and cut apart a chippy metal flower pot for new inserts. (ok, hubby Phil gets credit for cutting the metal pot to size!)
I am quickly learning the value of peg board - its so versatile!
Im using my love of quotes by putting them in frames rather than leave frames blank or with stock pics of models etc - the one on the cabinet says Unattended Children Will Be Sold to the Circus.
I fell in love with this bookcase. However the back was peeling and bubbled veneer. So out came a print I got at a flea market, and scrapbook papers - now its all I can do to not to take it back to my house instead of selling it!

"There is a fine line between hobby and mental illness." ~ Dave Barry

It's amazing what a year can do. In the year since I've discovered Junkmarket Style and the inspiration it brings, my 'hobby' has literally exploded into so much more! Since my house was beginning to be overrun with my repurposed/redone finds, I took the plunge and opened a booth at a local booth mall this past week. Major thanks to MWHP (My Wonderful Hubby Phil) for hauling so much in nearly 100 degree heat! I call it 'Junktiques Inventive Vintage.' Hope you like it!

Now my challenge is to make sure I don't spend more than I make (gosh that's gonna' be tough!)


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Comments (7)

MimiToria writes: Congratulations! Inspiration is what JMS is all about. :) Glad to see you were inspired and took that love of all things JUNK to a higher level. So fun to see members grow in their knowledge, techniques and lives.
Gretchen Posted: 9:56 am on August 7th
CottageElements writes: Ditto on all the congrats! That's how I got started...my collections outgrew my home. That was some 20 years ago. Wishing you a long and happy career!

Lani Posted: 8:37 pm on August 1st
junkermidge writes: Congratulations on taking the plunge into professional junking (though I think Dave Barry might be on to something).
Hope you have much success and enjoy!
Midge
Posted: 5:24 pm on August 1st
RustyDiva writes: Congrats - looks great. Good luck! Posted: 11:35 am on August 1st
MakinItHappen writes: That's great! You will have so much fun with your booth and you'll have an outlet for your creativity. I love Dave Barry, too. Posted: 12:26 pm on July 27th
suewhitney writes: Congratulations!!!! I am so happy that JMS has inspired you! Good luck...

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 1:01 pm on July 26th
PKstyle writes: I wish you great success in your new endeavor. It looks like a lot of fun! Posted: 8:56 am on July 26th
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