Garbage Picking and Purple Painted Lady Festival progress!

When you tell people that your a garbage picker it is not always well received. Even my own husband took some convincing. My husband loves me dearly, but getting him to pull over so I can look through someone else’s trash took some work. He finally came over to the dark side when I brought home a table with a broken leg. I took said table mended the leg with glue and screws. Then I refinished and transformed it into a beautiful piece and sold it on Craigslist. Maybe it was the cash that actually changed his mind.  Now, when I ask him to stop he will. That does not mean you will find him along side me scrounging, but he will pull over and help me get my finds into the car.  Progress!

 

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This is a recent find. I saw it sticking out of a pile of trash on the side of the road. With a little bit of TLC and new chalkboard paint, this blackboard is like new!
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These shelves were also in that same pile of trash. I cleaned them up and now they hold my refinishing materials.
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This piece of pottery was another pick. I saw it on the curb and asked the owner (just to make sure) if they were getting rid of it. They were and I took it home! 

Here is an update on my inventory progress for the Purple Painted Lady Festival on September 21st and 22nd!

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Welcome to” Impulsively Creative” manufacturing! It has been a constant parade of stripping, sanding, staining and painting. I love every minute of this creative process! 

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Remember this old dresser that my cousin transported from Boston for me?
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Here it is recreated!
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After some serious sanding, the beautiful wood top was stained to show off its beautiful grain and tone.
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The old plain round wood knobs just wouldn’t do for this piece.  So, I found these fantastic ones at Hobby Lobby. And I was able to get them at 50% off the regular price too!
Boston Dresser Before and After
And here is the side by side before and after.

This week, I am going on a road trip to North Carolina to pick up some unique home décor items along the way for my booth at the Purple Painted Lady Festival on September 21st and 22nd!

Next time: Pictures from my trip and another transformation!

 

 

 

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