I played hooky today from the Farmer's Market. Yesterday was so busy and I didn't have packing up the truck after spirit night in me. Plus it was really cold this morning. I always feel guilty when I don't show up (I did call and let them know). Not sure why the guilt--it's a woman thing. I did have one customer call my home and ask if I was going to be there. When I told her no, she said she wasn't going. I thought that was funny. I did get some garage sales in and bought some cool smaller things. I got a lot of vintage/old prints that where already framed. I took them straight out to my antique spot, so I didn't get pictures for you. One of these days I will remember to bring a camera with me out there to show pictures of my booth.
I decided to step out of my normal style and paint this medical cart a little funky. I can picture it in a teen's room. Actually, when my 15 year old saw it, he thought he might need it for his room, but then changed his mind. The knobs could not be taken off or replaced, which I didn't want to anyway. They were my inspiration. I painted the formica top and sides with silver craft paint. I used the rubber stopper from my mudroom sink to make the circles.
One more question to answer: What types of things sell the best? I find end tables and nightstands, especially with drawers probably sell the fastest. I tell friends that garage sale that I will buy any entable that they find for me that is $7 or less. Anything to help people get organized also does well--message centers, coat hooks, etc. Children's items also sell well--little rockers and tables and chairs, but it is hard to find these in decent condition used. I used to buy some at Michaels with my coupon to paint up, but they are so poorly made, and still too expensive.
Have a blessed Sunday--savor the last days of summer!