Jun 2, 2013

Midsummer Festivities: Refurbushing cheap stuff, thrift finds and midsummergivawayfanaticus

Good day fine folk ;)

I want to thank all of you wonderful ladies who gave me well wishes over the last weeks!

The booth day is done and it went well. I had a few hiccups lateness, forgotten wares.. no camera =/ but over all it was a nice day.

I did not make a million dollars on my stuff so you are all stuck with me for a while ;P

I also forgot ..things..my mind..the camera...*sigh*

So instead I decided to create this masterpiece of art in MS paint just so you get the idea of how things looked.
 
As you can see from my AMAZING depiction I had a small table with a few goodies placed on it and a couple of display items.
 
It was 93 degrees yesterday so you could feel the heat rising off of the grass.
 
If you look at this piece of shi....... er art, I created above, you will see at one point the corner of my little tent actually caught fire, so I just doused the fire with the sweat off of my greasy face and all was well.
 
You can see the hot steam rising off of my body, and I did have to move my table back a few times to get the items out of the sun, not that it matters when the shade is 90 deg...
 
I could have made a slight error in location.. now that I think about it..I may have placed my tent on the sun..oh well lesson learned.   *smile*
 
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I wanted to show you a interesting find from my first mini thrift store trip;)
 
I was looking for shadow box materials/ displays and I found this jewelry box for 3 bucks!
 
It is pretty interesting, it about a foot tall glass and wood and when I opened it it almost spoke to me of roombox.
 
Tell me you don't see the same thing as minifolk!
 
Mirror backing..store/ window..ring holder on left/stairs..necklace rack/chandelier RIGHT??
 
So this will sit on my shelf, and maybe I will get to it in the next..5 years ;P
 
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I also wanted to talk about those Michaels hutches and refur'bashing them. 
 
As you can see I have messed around with them ,a few altered shelving, added drawers and started to thing about loading one of them up for the midsummergivawayfanaticus....*wink*
 
Any whooooooooossss how is your day going?

31 comments:

  1. Sorry that you had such a hard time yesterday. You must be so relieved that it's all over. I love what you have done to those Michaels hutches! They are no longer available where I live.

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    1. You know the last two times I looked for them they were not available either...they might be going extinct :(

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  2. I love your picture. You're right, your hair looks exactly like that! Just joshin' :P I love the music box, Can't wait to see what you do with it. Glad to hear you survived yesterday.
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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    1. My hair was way worse than the picture :P

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  3. It is wonderful to have some sun but I guess the heat might not be so welcome :D I love your jewelry box and am looking forward to seeing what you do with it. Great hutches I wish we had a Michaels here :(
    Hugs Maria

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    1. As Lucille said, I think these hutches might accualy be removed now from stock. I hope they show up in a local dollar store ;(

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    2. You are right. That jewellery box has a lot of potential for a miniature scene.

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  4. Please tell me the fairy tree house survived!!! Maybe you did not see the fine print and the entire event was indeed held on the sun. Love the MS Paint. I give you three gold stars*** for that. Frame it and sell it at the next event. Actually no kidding I was at a yard sale not long ago and this little old man and his grankid had a booth it was cute the grandpa had put little kids art work on a corner with a little note as don't miss out on this chance to buy from an upcoming artists. $1 a drawing, 50 cents extra for a signed copy! Glad to see you survived. I like what you are doing with those hutches, they have soo many possibilities!!

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    1. Haha! the fairy tree was a big hit ;) and it did not burst into flames lucky..just me. a combo of flames and sweat! gross ;(

      I am a pretty amazing MS paint artist..ya betta recognize! ;P

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  5. Mi piace come hai descritto la tua giornata in modo molto divertente anche se non è simpatico che la tenda prenda fuoco...Mi sembra comunque che la giornata sia stata gradevole ed è l'importante!Un abbraccio, Manu

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    1. E 'stata una giornata molto bella, non mi lamento, tanto;)

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  6. Hi Jane, It sounds like your amazing sense of humor got you through a challenging day. Get some rest over the next few days so that you can feed your creative muse. xo Jennifer

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    1. hehe thanks hon, I am trying to rest my mini muscles ;P

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  7. Nice thrift find! That is some seriously amazing art you've made there, whoa! LOL. Glad to see you have a sense of humor about the whole thing, sounds uncomfortable :o

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    1. It was just a bit of ass sweat, yeah it was a bit uncomfortable :P

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  8. You got through a difficult day. Heat and humidity are a bad combination. But as long as there were customers and people to admire your work it must have been a good experience. I love the hutches. You can't find them here so I make what I can myself. The jewelry box is a wonderful find.
    Hugs, Drora

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    1. Thank Droroa, yeah I met a few mini folk also so it was a productive day ;)

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  9. Nice that you had a good day despite much sun. No milion does it not give, but so much fun and atmosphere.
    It is the most beautiful jewelry box I have ever seen, it is brilliant. It has so many possibilities. It is a treasure.

    Your hutches are also so beautiful.
    Hugs
    Wyrna

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    1. It was a nice kickoff to summer ;P

      Wait till they get filled up ;P

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  10. That jewellery box is amazing looks just right for a roombox =) And I like that drawing, I can just see the whole think in my head now =) I have to look up 90 Fahrenheit because 90 degrees to me in Celsius is just under boiling point, Very hot ;) But I guess its not that hot, but maybe like a hot swedish summer day, or even better =) (I just checked, 32 Celsius, that is HOT! We just had 18 today)
    Hannah

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    1. Yeah it was that hot...sweaty uncomfortable hot ;P

      I melted so much that was what I really looked like after ;)

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  11. The jewellry box is definitely a future room box! Love the pic and story to go with you it you mad mini friend! xx

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    1. :p thanks honey *muahahahah*

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  12. The small cabinet is going to be a nice little room box.

    Incredibly so terribly hot that you have. I usually use my fans when we have hot weather. Have two small fans that can be moved around and one that is a little bigger.

    Lil on Lilsdolls

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  13. Hi Jane! As usual, your post tickle me so bad! I was laughing away till I read about your tent catching on fire! Oh! Then you put it out with the sweat of your 'sweaty, greasy face" and then I breathed a sigh of relief .... That's our Jane! (That was quick thinking! I don't believe that I would have dared to jump that high!)
    Anyway, I am glad you survived the day and I love the purchases that you made and the jewelry case will make a perfect room box and the hutches are already looking far better than anything I've seen done with them before! Way to go! Love the term "refur- bashing"; a great new adjective!

    elizabeth

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  14. c'est une incroyable journée que vous avez passée ! OUF ! tout est bien qui finit bien !
    Vos trouvailles sont superbes, voilà de quoi créer de jolies choses .
    Bonne et belle journée ! rosethé

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  15. Hi Jane, I am happy to hear you had a nice time at the fair, thanks for the hilarious picture and even more comic explanation to it. I had a good laugh!
    The jewellery-box you bought is a real treasure, very special;I have never seen something like that before!

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  16. An incredible day!
    The jewelry box is original, a treasure.
    Greetings, Faby

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  17. Ooh! I am excited to see what you do with the jewelry box! And those are some fabulously bashed hutches! Like, whoa!

    Boo for hot sweaty summer days. I'm ready for Autumn already!
    Maybe next time, put a fan in your pants. :D HAA!

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  18. wow-that was quite a description of the day- and with graphics no less! I'm glad it went well. I am also excited to see what you are going to do with the jewelry box- you have such a good eye!

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  19. Love those Michaels' hutches!!! I have never seen the two that you found... Send some of those my way! :)

    Great thrift store finds... Can't wait to see what you turn those into!

    PS... I got a big kick out of your drawing. :)

    todlindsey.com

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