When I started this journey of having my own antiques booth I really got in way over my head. Before I knew it, I had become a full-fledged, card-carrying member of the hoarding community. It is embarrassing to think back and realize what I put myself and my poor family through.
My garage was packed with furniture, tools, dirt, ancient rat poop, and it smelled like a thrift store. When the garage was full I started filling up the basement with my “finds” from my daily trips to the thrift stores. I was obsessed with shopping for junk to sell. I don’t remember much except that I was in serious denial. So, slowly, over the past year, I have rented two large storage units and have begun to clear my house. Tomorrow I am loading up a truck and taking one whole 20 X 20 storage unit contents to be auctioned off. I am hurting inside to sell it all but I am also overjoyed at the prospect of ridding my life of all that STUFF. it’s a big step and I am excited. I still have a long way to go but it’s happening! Being a junk obsessed crazy person is no way to live, it eats at my insides and I constantly feel guilt and then I buy more and pile on to it with more guilt. It’s way more involved than what I am writing here, I encourage those of you who recognize this behavior in yourself to take a step to start getting a grip on your hoarding tendencies and please say a prayer for me, I need all the help I can get!
I’ve been working on making a room in my basement into a craft room and I want it to have a vintage vibe. I found this cupboard yesterday and decided it would be great for craft storage.
It was very dirty and the paint was falling off quite a bit but I brought it home and cleaned it up. I really like the way it looks just like it is. While cleaning it I noticed someone had coated the original finish with a glaze. I’m not fond of that so I may paint over it in the future but I’m happy about how it looks in my craft room.
Just playing around with how I will decorate it…
I was notified today that I have won a vintage wrought iron storm door in a silent auction! I am thrilled because I really thought my bid was too low.
Take a look at this beauty…
Can’t decide if I want to install it on my front door or on my screen porch or just use it for decoration in my house somewhere.
This is my current screen door (please ignore the mess)…
I’ll post later photos when I decide what I want to do with it, so happy!
Noticed that this will be my 100th post, so exciting! Well not really, but it’s a pretty cool milestone at the very least.
I’ve been working on so many projects lately but I want to share one that I’m struggling with. This huge buffet/dresser has been a bit time consuming .
Now that most of the prep work is done and she is ready to paint I’m frozen with indecision on the color. I want to put it in my own house because all of the hard work has caused some attachment. I’m thinking gray or some shade of blue or even yellow.
I took the base and legs off and added new feet, it makes it look less formal than it did before, the finish was just awful and chipping off and half the veneer on the top was gone so I had to take the rest off. That was not easy, my friend Alice stopped by and helped. Without her I may have given up. The huge square “knobs” are fantastic and I’m going to keep these. They are very unique and add tons of character. I can’t wait to finally decide on a color and get her home!