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I am a full-time reseller. I sell on eBay and Poshmark. I find most of my goods at thrift stores and garage sales. I do buy new wholesale items to resell also, but I just really enjoy thrifting!
I would like to add a “What Sold” category to my blog because I have so many asking about my business.
I was on vacation over Memorial Weekend so this was actually a slow weekend because I wasn’t very active in my stores. But I still made some sales.
The first thing I sold was this Red Denim Hot topic Skirt. I had it listed for $24 and received an offer for $20. That was a good offer so I took it.
I don’t always buy big name brand items. I pick an item because of style. This is a Casual Corner tunic that caught my eye so I grabbed it. I paid .25 so I figured $14 was a great profit for this quick sale!
Vintage Levi’s are so easy to sell and so hot right now so I always pick them up. I sold these Levi’s within a couple of days of listing them. Made a great profit too!
These Everlane Cigarette jeans were a very quick sale! I paid $2, great sale, don’t you think?
These Orthopedic Dress Shoes were a fast move. Shoes are always an easy sell.
This Tea Set took a little while to sell. They also were taking up shelf space so I accepted an offer for $25 plus ship.
I honestly thought that these shoes would sell for more but it doesn’t always work out that way. I accepted an offer, these had sat for some time. Still made a profit considering these cost me .50.
After I came home from my weekend, I sold four more items! I also made a sale in my Online Boutique!
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I found this avocado green vintage train case at a thrift shop for .50! I decided to shabby chic it and use it for storage inside my tv console.
I knew it’s not going to be heavily used so I decided to paint it.
Here’s the paint I used. I picked outdoor acrylic hoping it will have a little more lasting coverage, although I don’t mind if it gets nicked here and there at all. I picked daffodil yellow because it jumped out at me at the craft store.
First coat. I did two coats and a third touch up coat.
I used nail polish remover and a Q-tip to remove paint that I got on the hardware.
After it dried, I brushed chalk wax on it to help seal it.
I let it dry for a couple of days…
Then I made a vinyl sticker with my cricut and stuck it on.
I’m using it to store my grandsons games and controllers for the Xbox.
It looks so cheery and makes me smile every time I look at it.
We’ve been on vacation for a couple of weeks and it’s sadly coming to an end. We’ve spent the time at our house at the lake in Northern Michigan and it has been wonderful.
We have had wonderful weather and enjoyed great outdoors.
At the beginning of our vacation, we took my grandsons to Dinosaur Gardens. There are 20 something life size dinosaurs in this park in northern Michigan. It was a blast!
Most of the time you could find us lounging on the deck or down at the dock. My dog loves to fish in the lake. She would stay in there if I let her.
The evenings are the most beautiful times. So peaceful.
My dollar tree mug that I decorated with my cricut.
Did a little sight seeing. Outlook over Ausable River.
Got some kayaking in.
My Mother’s Day present got lots and lots of use. I got the solar lamps at Aldi. They give a nice ambiance at night.
We also did a lot of hot tubbing until our motor blew up…ugh…hopefully we get it fixed soon.
My sweet girl loves the water. I added this bird bath with solar fountain to my butterfly garden. It’s simple to install and makes a soothing noise. Here’s the one I got on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UiTY0B
I picked this Tea cup and saucer up at the local thrift. Made a bird feeder. I can’t go too long without gluing or painting something.
Relaxing with my best girl
I took a ton of hummingbird photos. I’m a beginner photographer. I found this very challenging. I will keep practicing. I’m thinking about taking a photography class…
We had family and friends visit us. Good times…good times. The guys caught a few fish.
Snuck in a few snuggles.
Also got to do some driving around on the old dusty dirt roads in my Jeep.
Jeep hair don’t care… haha, my Saphira loves it (so do I)
The line to get in the small local thrift. Ten people allowed in the store at a time due to COVID-19. I was so excited about getting back to the thrift stores. I found a few cool vintage items to add to my Etsy shop. I’ll be adding items when I get back home. Here’s my shop if you want to check it out: https://etsy.me/2PLBBjk
I found this adorable guy today at the thrift. He will bring me a great profit according to ebay, that is if I can part with him…
You can find him here: https://etsy.me/3cAfvYF
We will be heading home in a couple of days and I will get back to crafting. cooking and blogging. It’s been a nice break, I’m refreshed. Until next time…
This is the first time I have painted fabric furniture. I bought this ottom at a thrift store for $5 and I love it! It’s a cute style and it’s very sturdy. The gold color didn’t go to well with my decor and it had some stains on it but still! I decided to paint it. I figured if it didn’t work out, I could always reupholster it.
This was before I did anything to it.
I started by spraying the fabric with water, one section at a time, saturating it.
Then with this round chalk paint brush: https://amzn.to/2yP8OEj
“I applied the paint to the wet area in a circular pattern. When the chalk paint mixes with the water, it acts like a dye. I really worked it in. I used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite and white for the legs.
I covered the whole fabric area with one coat and let it dry, then I went around with a second coat.
I painted the legs white. It’s a bit of a contrast here but I applied dark wax over the two coats of white paint.
After the fabric dried, I took a fine grit sanding block and rubbed it lightly over the surface of the paint. This is what softens the fabric back up. I also scuffed the legs. I love a shabby chic look.
Here’s the final piece. It’s so adorable!
Here’s a thrifty Craft tip. Don’t pass up canvas art from thrift stores and garage sales.
I bought these large canvas art pictures at a thrift store for .75! I’m going to do something different with each one.
I took this one and painted it with chalk paint.
I brushed these three colors on in layers.
After this dried, I stenciled the words with acrylic craft paint in black.
It’s not perfect, but I feel like farmhouse decor needs some imperfections sometimes. Now, what to make with the other two??
I have my own online clothing boutique. I also sell clothing on Poshmark. I’ll link my websites here in case you want to check them out.
My Boutique: https://thethriftyjewell.com/
Being organized is key when running an online store from home. I have a TON of inventory! My basement is my home office. I needed clothing racks!
I was shopping online for clothing racks and couldn’t believe the prices! I needed something sturdy so I showed my hubby some ideas from Pinterest and this is what he came up with.
He built me three of these! They are made from galvanized plumbers pipe and let me tell you, you could do chin ups on these things!
He measured and drew up some plans then we went to Home Depot. We went to the plumbing department and an employee cut all the different size pipes that we needed for FREE! All we had to do was go home and screw them all together.
Maybe I can get my husband to list the dimensions for me and I will add them on here.
These are some different angles.
These hold a lot of clothes. I have some really nice clear dust covers I found on Amazon to put over the clothes.
These would also be great in a laundry room or in a room with no closet. And they will not break under all the weight. our total cost for one rack was around $70.
I love old windows! I have made several different home decor items with some that I have collected. I’ve had this old window in my collection for sometime now. I decided to use it in my guest room at our lake house.
Since we are in a “stay at home” order because of the corona virus and I can’t get to the stores for supplies, I used what I had in my craft stash.
I had this two pack of doilies from Dollar Tree. They have the perfect shabby chic look and they fit perfectly inside the window panes.
I used Modge Podge to glue the doilies to the glass. The glue goes on white but dries clear. I glued them to the back of the glass.
I used a wall decal sticker like the one above from Dollar Tree. Just peel and stick to the front of the glass.
To finish it off, I hot glued a flower to the front of the top window pane.
Sadly, this is my last window in my collection. I guess it’s time to hunt for some more! Thanks for stopping by!!