Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Upcycled Living Fair & Market - Plus a Redo

This June (25th & 26th), I'll be participating in the first Upcycled Living Fair & Market which is being sponsored by The Grapevine, an awesome shop located in Greer, SC.

To say that I'm super excited about this event would be an understatement for sure!  This will be my first event and I'm having a lot of fun planning for it.  I've finally gotten around to planning my booth and have started pinning some ideas for things I'd like to make for decor.

In addition to that, I have really kicked production of my work into high gear.  I'll be listing most of it on Etsy, up until it's time to go to the market and then I'll close up shop for a couple of days while I'm selling at the market.  I'll also be dedicating posts to most of the new pieces.  If you see anything you'd like, you can always get it from my Etsy shop, or if you're not too far from Greer, SC, you can come out to the market and save yourself the shipping costs.

Also, if there is anyone out there who may be interested in selling at this event, they are still looking for a few vendors.  Please check out the market website for the vendor application and more information.

I just finished this piece today and I looooove it!

This is what it looked like when I brought it home.

I sanded off the rest of that ugly label and then added a wood ornament thingy that I'd stained (so somethin' peeks through after distressing).  I painted in Folk Art's Patina and then lightly distressed it.

Those little wood pieces are great for adding a little something to plain pieces found at the thrift shops.  If you've not seen them before, you can get them at Lowe's, Home Depot and most craft stores.  They're only a few bucks and they can really boost your makeovers, making them look really fancy-pants.

Linking to:
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Under $100 Link Party @ Beyond the Picket Fence 
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts  
Crafty Soiree @ Yesterday On Tuesday  
Hookin' Up With HOH @ HOH  
Everything but the Kitchen Sink @ A Little Knick-Knack 
Feature Your Sassy Sites @ Sassy Sites  
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest 
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous 
SNS Special @ Funky Junk Interiors
Weekend Wrap-up Party @ Tatertots & Jello    
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch 
Wow us Weds @ Savvy Southern Style  
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple 

21 crafty peeps said:

  1. Such a simple thing that you made beautiful!

  2. I saw this at SYS on Somewhat Simple and had a feeling it was going to be you! Very cute and creative as always!
    Scissors & Spatulas

  3. i'm from greer, my parents still live there and mom is looking for some stuff to put in the house they're building at the beach, so i sent her a link to your blog! i'll have to tell her about the market so she can check it out :)

  4. i love this! such a transformation!

  5. This is great, a piece doesn't have to be big to bring you a lot of joy, and that's great.

  6. Wow this is fantastic :) I love that transformation!


  7. Wow, you are so good at seeing potential in an item! Love it!

  8. great idea! i love the thriftiness of it as well, i especially love seeing projects that cost little to no money! (i'm a college student on a budget, haha)

  9. This is so beautiful...I love it. The color is amazing. I'm working on my post to include all of the wonderful things you have made for me in my kitchen. I can't wait to share it all. You are so talented!!!

  10. I LOVE the color! Great redo!!

    Tiffany, I blog over at http://itsacowgirlthing.blogspot.com

  11. Oh my... in love! I just wanted to let you know that I am featuring your blog tomorrow on Sassy Sanctuary. I basically just read through the entire thing and love it all! Come by and check it out!

  12. That is quite the before and after. It looks great.

  13. cool! hope you blog about your experience... sounds like a super neat idea!

  14. Wow! The before and after is amazing! Great redo!

    BTW, I am giving a quilt away on my blog if you'd like to stop over and check it out!

  15. Love this! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Just wanting to let you know, I love this and I will be featuring this project on my blog on thursday as one of my favorite things. Come visit @ http://littlekatieontheprairie.blogspot.com

  17. Cute napkin holder. I love the color and the price is even better! I am adding this to my linky laundry list post this week.


    Literally Inspired