by: LJ Ober
Hello creative friends, as you already know I love going to the thrift store to look for home decor to snatch up for well needed makeovers. I usually pick up small items that are fun to give new life to. With a fun array of home decor in may cart I often have ladies asking me what my plans are for it all. Its a perfect opportunity to bring up the subject of my home decor booth in our nearby Antique store.
When I first started doing this kind of up-cycling, it was only for fun and something to do to past the time. I started with a few simple projects and after discovering how simple it was to paint wood item's I couldn’t wait to find more home decor to paint over.
I would craft in my dining room until I started to notice paint splats we’re getting everywhere. . . Oops! But now I have a craft room to make a mess in. And trust me I do make a mess!
I recently found was this awesome dark wicker trunk, about the size of a bread box. It had good bones to it and the hardware worked just fine so I threw it in my cart knowing that I would repaint it white for a more updated look and I knew that it was purely for resale
I wish I still had this piece to take more pictures of it for this post. The inside had a nicely stained luan lining the interior that looked pretty decent so I didn’t paint it.
My intention is to help you find the value in things once loved. Giving you insights on my own thrifting, up-cycle ventures and being a shoppe owner. Plus insider help for the start of your own successful vintage or antique booth business.