This past Saturday was the day to grab all the stuff that's been cluttering the garage and basement and try to go and sell it at the flea market.
Yep, the cleaning of the shelves in the garage was the starting point. There were so many items we no longer use. Lots of toys my kids hadn't touch in yeeeears, dishes and containers that I no longer use because my taste has changed, and even, flea market finds I didn't use at all.
This is how the van looked when we arrived early Saturday:
Last week I did my homework, the items were dusted, prices added, loose parts tightened, and everything was packed and ready to go by Friday night.
Mr. RLC was the salesman, oh, he's my spokesperson and he's top notched. :)
I'm not a talkative person, I'm so grateful that he's always there, giving me a helping hand in this kind of situation.
Our first sale: Thomas the Tank Engine trains and the train table, and no, it wasn't a little boy the one that got the trains, an adult got them for his collection.
Most of these items - bench, demilune, signs, lamps - didn't sell...
Except, for this little whale crate - a last minute paint transformation.
We didn't have many sales, but overall, we had a good day.
One of the items that got lots of inquires and sold quickly was this sign HERE.
This old window art project also sold.
Small baskets, a chafing dish, shoe storage bags, wreath, skate board, etc. ---> Gone.
The little basket set in the picture above, came home with me.
Oh well, there were lots of compliments on the stuff I had, I simply wish there were more sales. ;)
Maybe, my prices weren't as low as people expect at flea markets, but that's OK with me.
I didn't have much time to go find treasures, these two are the only ones I got. A tabletop mannequin pin dress form and a French style upholstered arm chair, both $20.
I love this chair.
I brought it to my space and the mister found it very comfortable. :)
I love all those carvings, lots of detail.
Don't you love the old chippy paint look it already has?
If it weren't for the condition of the arm rests, I would leave it with the same fabric treatment. This is a bit too much for my taste. I'm going to enjoy it as is for now, but eventually, I will re-upholster it.
How can I say no, after all, we still have lots of stuff.
I'll see you next month at the flea market!!
In the mean time, some other projects you might like: