This April 27th 2015 marks the two-year anniversary of this blog and my creative mission to reuse, re-purpose and restyle.
For me, Upcycling is all about having fun and being creative with items that would otherwise be discarded. The biggest challenge for me has been the writing. I love to craft, but I struggle with writer’s block from time to time. The ideas for projects often come but the words to adequately describe them do not. Although I am not blogging with quite the same frequency as I once was, I am still happy that I was able to continue and complete a few larger and more challenging projects this past year, like my Lane Cedar Hope Chest. After two years of creating I am inevitably left with too many items and not enough room to keep them all. I was excited to hear that my daughter’s school is sponsoring a flea market in early May. This seemed like a great oppurtunity to have my first “flea market experience.” I have never tried to sell my projects before, so this is a huge first step for me. What better way to re-energize and make room for new projects?
It’s spring cleaning time for On The Upcycle. That being said, it’s also a fun time to squeeze in a few smaller projects in the days leading up to the sale.
I love wooden boxes and picked this one up for 99 cents at Goodwill. I didn’t care for the boxes original design, but the box itself was in great shape.
I used a spray on white primer to properly cover the previous design on the box.
I had a nice celestial print. I have been in a colorful mood lately and wanted to utilize a design with a lot of color
I applied Mod Podge with a brush, and placed the print on the box top and front.
I painted the box blue and pink to match colors contained within the print
This whimsical celestial themed box is one of the items crafted specifically for the sale.
Here are a few photo’s of previous projects I have agreed to part with for the upcoming sale:
Star Wars Kid Chair:
Strawberry Shortcake Kids Chair:
Kids School Desk:
Happy Earth day to all of my friends!! How are you celebrating today? Do any of you have experience with Flea Market sales? I would love to hear from you! Any tricks of the trade or friendly advice?