Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hello again...It's been awhile

Ok, I really need to buckle down and get this blogging on a roll. Since my last post I have quit my cashiers job to focus on my "Junking & Refurbishing". It's been slow going and a little disappointing I'm sorry to say. I have tried on two occasions to sell at my "not-so-local" flea market with no luck. I had it in my head that I would arrive and sell all I had and arrive home elated, but that was not the case. I went back and got a table closer to where all the antiques and vintage wares were being sold thinking this would help, but NO!  Oh, people would stop and ohh and ahh over my things but it just seems all they are looking for yard sale items and such...thats ok and all...but I was really hoping I would have better luck. I'm not sure what avenue to take, should I continue trying my luck at the flea market? Try a consignment shop? or what? I really love doing this whole vintage re-furb stuff, I really don't want to have to give it up ( I have a very unsupportive other half riding my back) before I had a chance to really give it a go. I know I'm new and my blog isn't even seen by anyone, but it just feels good to write and get things off my chest...but hey...if by chance someone does run across my little meager blog, please leave a comment or advise if you happen to like junking and refurbishing, I would greatly appreciate any advise. I am finally getting the pictures of my re-furbed shabby-chic mid-century modern sewing chair on here. I used Annie Sloan chalk paint...I love it! I then covered the seat with the prettiest rooster fabric I've ever seen. So I guess you could call it "Shabby-Farm-Chic"? Or not!
                                                                              Thanks for looking!
                                                                               Nan Harrison  (UniquelyNan)


before...inside of chair
after... done in Annie Sloan "Old White"

Rooster fabric

distressed and waxed with Annie Sloan clear wax

inside covered in pink plaid fabric and comes complete with a handy dandy handmade pin cushion

Another shot of the beautiful rooster

back of chair

close up of back



  1. Nice job on the chair Nan! As for your predicament, I don't have a magic answer other than keep trying. Try different areas of the flea market, try different ways to display items, etc.

    See if there are other places you could try to sell. What about craigslist? You are on etsy right?

    Fresh Picked Vintage

  2. Thank You Stephanie! I do have an etsy site but I just figured it would be such a hassle to ship large items. I'm thinking of trying a consignment shop near by for now, then if goes well I would like to have a space at an antique mall or something...fingers crossed!! Have you heard of "Paris Of The South Flea Market"? I think it's near Asheville...it looks really cool.