Rebel Junk 2017

It's so crazy that another year of Rebel Junk has come and gone!
We as a family just love this show.  It's become one that we look forward to every year.
We make it a little getaway working weekend!

The last couple years, the show has had a 2 day setup (vs. 1 day) and it is sooooo nice.  
It makes everything feel more relaxed.

Jon and I had done a mock set up in the driveway a couple weeks before, so we were able to unload, get all the big stuff placed right away, and by the end of the day, I was almost all set.

Day 2 was that much easier to get done.
It was good that we were so ahead of schedule for set up, because Friday we woke up to lots of freezing rain.
We were able to delay the one hour drive while the weather thawed out.

The weather definitely affected a few out of state vendors, which is sad- but it also meant that I got a slightly larger booth because the booth next to us was a no show.
We had some great people near by that we loved visiting with between customers!

So with out rambling on, here's some photos of our space from this year's
Rebel Junk Vintage Market!

I snapped these photos before we opened Friday night.

We sold lots, but there are still a few items left- some which went straight to Aunt Bee's House, and some that are slowly making their way into my Etsy shop.  If you are interested in something that you see in the photos, drop me a message and ask!

I had some cute deer statuary in my booth, and lots of kiddos enjoyed "petting" or visiting the deer.
This little cutie stopped to feed them, and mom was kind enough to share these photos with me for the blog and social media!
Cutest thing ever.

Thank you so much to all of our friends and customers who came and shopped this fun weekend!

If you want to see photos from my previous Rebel Junk markets (previously called Junk Salvation)  you can click on the links below

Junk Salvation 2014
Junk Salvation 2015
Rebel Junk 2016

Thanks for your visit!

Vintage gray desk and an industrial chair

I'm finally back into a regular routine, post-Christmas and my first vintage market of the year.

I worked on several furniture projects leading up to Rebel Junk, and this was one of them.
I found this cute little table a few years ago and had been using it in my studio.  Since moving and figuring out what goes where and what is needed, this one made the cut.

It's really solid, and in pretty good shape, but the original finish was a dark, badly done faux bois.
I had planned to sand it back to the raw wood and maybe bleach it, but the finish was very stubborn, and I knew the amount of work I would have to put into it would not be worth it in the end.

I used Miss Mustard Seed's Schloss, and left the original brass pull on it.

Because the original paint was pretty old, it left a wonderful crackly finish once the new color dried.

So fabulous.

I staged it with a lot of similar or actual items I planned on bringing with me to the market.

One of my favorite finds that went with the desk was this industrial office chair.

The style was so cool, and I paired it with a tribal pillow I had found at another recent sale.
It's a super comfy chair and went home with a friend of mine who plans to stage it for an upcoming show at Monticello's Antiques in Portland.

The desk is still available, and you can message me if you'd like more info on it.

I'll be back soon with another furniture makeover and a recap of Rebel Junk vintage market!

Rustic farmhouse desk

Karma has worked in my favor recently.
Late fall, I had a string of very disappointing outings for sales- mostly a bunch of wild goose chases that yielded zero.

Because some of these sales are several miles away, it really stinks when I waste the time and don't get anything in return.

So when I finally got to a sale that had a TON of great stuff, great prices, it's like one of those awesome dreams where you're shopping and you just keep getting tons of cool stuff and you can't believe it!!
And the best part?  
I didn't wake up from the dream because it was real!

This was a mother lode sale.
The truck was absolutely full, and my family had decided to go with me so it was just the best day ever.  
It's in one of my favorite rural areas too, so it was a beautiful drive to a fun little farmhouse.

This cute little desk was from that sale.

It originally had laminate on it.  
I peeled it off and sanded off all the paint and glue, revealing a beautiful rustic, wood top.

The drawer has a nice compartmentalized section.  
There were some pretty fun / interesting things in here!
The best item was a pair of vintage sunglasses.  
We kept them- Hannah tried them out and they are pretty cute on.
Almost like vintage Ray Ban's but they're not.
She declined modeling them for you.

The original paint on the base just got a good cleaning, but that's it.
I love the color, and bonus- there were 2 matching chairs at this sale.
They have such beautiful, worn patina.

This will be coming with me to Rebel Junk Vintage Market in Portland in just a couple weeks.
 I also have several botanical prints that will be available at the sale- some floral, and some agricultural.

 You can also find the vintage ledger and small crock pictured in this post at the market!

If you'd like more info on tickets, dates, and times, you can click here for more details.

rustic industrial coffee table

About a year ago, I had a rare opportunity.

I went to an estate sale at a funeral home.

It might sound kinda creepy, but there were a LOT of great antiques at this sale, and how many times can you say you got to shop a funeral home??

One piece I picked up was a coffin cart.  
There were several at the sale- all different types- from very rustic, to more modern (1960's era?) types.  

I was lucky to get one of the more rustic coffin carts, but it was missing the original wheels.
I figured I could probably replace those easy enough, so I bought it.

If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember the one item I really wanted from the sale was a sign that was attached to the exterior of the building.
I had always admired it, and with a bit of shameless begging, I actually got it!
You can see the photo here

It looks great on our barn!

Anyway, the table I brought home was a great piece, and I sold it last year as a rustic industrial coffee table.  
I attached a note to the sales tag explaining the history of the piece and what it was.

The funeral home has been a part of my city since the late 1800's.
The lady who bought the table was so excited!

I really loved that piece, and decided to make a replica to sell, and just see how it goes.
We're trying to make more of my income a part of our livelihood, and Jon and I thought it might be fun to collaborate on a few ideas I've had recently.

In fact, in staging it for photos, we'll be making another one for us and our living room, very soon!  
This one will be going with me to Rebel Junk in February, and we'll see how it does there.  
I'd also like to try one at Aunt Bee's House and see if it does well there too.

It was super fun working on a project with Jon.  
We're hoping to do a few more handmade furniture pieces this year, so we'll see how things go!

Bella always loves to be in on the fun too.