Repurposed Antiques goes to Market

August 3rd, 2009 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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I do a lot with vintage windows.  Chalk boards, cork boards, and magnetic boards (got stainless steel?).  I also frame vintage posters and cover cork boards with coffee bean bags and fabrics.
I decoupaged vintage nursery rhyme papes to wood and hung them with black satin ribbon.  The odd shaped black frames are vintage tennis rackets.  An idea I adapted from one of Sues books.  The prints were designed by me.
I made bookends/graphic number blocks from vintage molding.  I used vintage maps to make envelopes.  I also decoupaged vintage music, maps, and dictionary pages to office clips.  The wheel easels (left and top center) are a design I copied from one of Sues books.
The wire fencing works great for hanging all my stuff and gives added vertical space.  I had a friend ask me how I got it all rusty.  I told her I left it outside in the backyard over the winter!
I do a lot with vintage windows.  Chalk boards, cork boards, and magnetic boards (got stainless steel?).  I also frame vintage posters and cover cork boards with coffee bean bags and fabrics.

I do a lot with vintage windows.  Chalk boards, cork boards, and magnetic boards (got stainless steel?).  I also frame vintage posters and cover cork boards with coffee bean bags and fabrics.

Repurposed Antiques at the Fourth of July Antique Fair - This was my third year to do the fair.  I got bold and doubled my space from the previous years and in spite of the economy, it paid off. 

Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
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Comments (20)

lukedaisy writes: I love decorating my outside/inside with old window frames. Posted: 11:53 am on July 19th
grabe writes: I love the idea of leaving the wire outside! let nature give it charm! Posted: 9:08 pm on May 11th
pjjunker writes: I love your booth! It's great to see another etsy shop owner on here as well. Posted: 7:22 pm on March 7th
bluejean writes: I not only sell at the antique fair in July, but I have an online store too. You can check it out at Posted: 6:27 pm on November 20th
frstyfrolk writes: You do have fabulous booth. This is my dream to be doing something like you are. Great Going!

Smiles, Cyndi Posted: 8:32 pm on November 18th
SabrinaW writes: I love your booth! Ecspecially your Paris inspired "junk"! I have a Paris themed bedroom decorated exclusivly with "junk" treasures! I wished I lived closer to where you are, I would have purchaed so muchfrom your booth. Great job and keep up the great work! Posted: 3:32 pm on October 27th
JunkinLindsey writes: I know a quicker way to make something rusty... urine. (or ammonia, i suppose!) It's gross, but sure beats waiting all winter! I use it when I intend on painting a clear coat. Hope that helps in the future! :) Posted: 4:56 pm on October 20th
kbingham writes: Thank you so much for posting these pictures. Your booth looks fantastic and all your projects are so inspiring. I sell at the Rose Bowl and was trying to figure out creative ways to display some of my "wares" and am totally going to steal the fencing idea!! Posted: 10:08 pm on October 7th
sixsprouts writes: Thank you for the fun pictures to inspire me today! I love craft fair season and your booth is gorgeous! Thanks, Jennifer Posted: 7:50 am on September 29th
MimiToria writes: I missed this post, so will comment a bit late. Your booth looks just wonderful and well thought out. Love many of the items you've created and I can see why you did so well at the sale. Hats off to your family and friends for all of their love, support and help. We could do many of the things we do with out our families.
Gretchen Posted: 3:53 pm on August 24th
bluejean writes: I live in a small mountain resort town in Idaho several hours from the nearest big town. We have a lot of tourist that come in just for the holiday so traffic is good.

I have to give a HUGE thank you to my family. My husband and three sons help with the physical loading, set-up, and take down. My three daughters and daughter-in-love help with taking inventory, displays, selling, and tying up all the loose ends, of which there are many. I could not do it without them. They are truly a blessing. Posted: 5:14 pm on August 5th
shabbychick writes: So much great stuff (and I know a LOT of hard work goes into preparing for a show) - so glad you did well!

Kathy Posted: 3:20 pm on August 5th
cottonridge writes: What a great looking booth! You definitely had enough to fill the double booth. Hope you had a light load coming home! Thanks for sharing, glenda Posted: 11:51 am on August 5th
1didee2 writes: WOW! You are very talented. I think your stuff is really great, you are so 'crafty'. I don't know where you are but if I seen your booth, I sure would buy something from you. Way to go. I hope you make a bundle, although I know that" not why most of us do this,It's the joy that it brings to our heart. Posted: 8:40 am on August 4th
alicemom writes: Great job! I am glad you took the chance. We doubled our booth from 10x20 to 20x40. It was scary so I know houw you felt. It paid off for us too. Keep the good junk coming.
Smiles, alice Posted: 10:49 pm on August 3rd
byabpryor writes: Absolutely fabulous. I am glad you took the risk.. it looks like it was well worth it. Posted: 10:11 pm on August 3rd
leesee64 writes: Awesome booth...I'd shop there in a heartbeat! Posted: 6:51 pm on August 3rd
monakent writes: I can see why you did so well this year - your wares look great and they are displayed very professionally. Your booth sort of calls people in to come and spend $$$!!! gailmarie Posted: 6:03 pm on August 3rd
illiniCowgirl writes: This is my dream! You're amazing! Posted: 4:40 pm on August 3rd
chippingcharm writes: Your booth looks wonderful! Very eye-catching...great stuff, nicely displayed. Thanks for sharing, Laurel Posted: 4:12 pm on August 3rd
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