Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The incredibly long to-do list & Official Office Revamp Begins!

Warning!!! The photos that you are about to see are gruesome enough to scare away the most stable home organizer, housewife or decorator! Despite my hesitation to share with you these lifeless rooms, I believe that it will be a crucial step for me to get my butt in gear and work on some projects that we have been "planning" for months.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Office Project

Sometimes the fun of living in an old home is all of the bizarre angles and different sized walls. Outlets seem to have been forgotten and extension cords run everywhere. The floors are uneven and a table works in one corner but wobbles in another. Ah yes, and all of the dirt goes through the wide pine planks straight to the cold, stone basement. I love this house!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Speaking at CHS--Pt 2

On Friday 4/11/14 I was invited by a high school teacher of mine to speak to two 10th grade economics classes about my business. This is the second year I was invited to speak and I was hoping that I had worked out all the quirks and hiccups last spring. It turned out that everything went well. The only coincidence happened to be that on Friday, many students vowed to silence to support gay rights. Ironically, the students who were most interested in my business were the ones wearing the "I'm in silence pins"!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Speaking at CHS -- Friday, April 11 Pt. 1

Yesterday my friend and partner for Flea Market Flip dropped by unexpectedly to pick up some items I had been storing in my garage from last years expedition to Canton High School. You may be thinking that the word "expedition" is over kill, but it's been a long time since I had to wake up and get to school before the 'bell rang'. In addition, it is quite the morning trek to get to the school for 7 A.M.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ever Evolving & Toylander Project

When I started my business I didn't have a clue what it would manifest into. In fact, I wasn't even sure that I would make it to the three year mark.With a background in Interior Design, painting furniture seemed like a good place to start.To this day I love painting furniture and I am always trying to outdo myself on the next project... but some time over the last year or so I found that I evolved. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Elephant's Trunk Flea Market--Opening Day!

Yesterday was the opening day of the Elephant's Trunk Flea Market in New Milford, CT. It is one of my favorite markets to sell at because of its convenient location, eclectic mix of items and one of a kind dealers. We arrived promptly at 4:15 AM and took our place in line. We waited with everyone until gates opened at 5 then went in and set up. 

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Turning my first wooden Bowl

Over the last few months I have been dabbling with lathe turning. Due to the rainy, dreary weather my friend Jay of (Artfull Furniture) & I decided it would be the perfect day to spend inside the wood shop. After turning many spindles and random things, today turned out to be the perfect opportunity to try making a bowl! My first wooden turned bowl!

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Drop Leaf Table Repairs--Using the Kreg Jig

A few weeks ago I purchased this fantastic antique drop leaf tableat Stateline Auctions in Canaan, CT. That day I had to be in Winsted mid-auction so I took my Ipad along to bid online. One of the lots that I had my eye on was this table. I didn't realize until I picked it up that it had a damaged leg. My husband was concerned that it was beyond repair but with the Kreg Jig, anything is possible!