Red Gem and Farmers Market Anticipation

There has been so much going on in the lives of the Waynes these last few weeks! Between Mexico and beachin’ and camping, we’ve been constantly on the go. This hasn’t given me that much time to paint, flip, or blog at all but hopefully things will slow down pretty soon and there will be more time for artistry πŸ™‚

About 3 weeks ago while watering the veggie plants in the garden, I noticed a yard sale at the neighbors house. Behind the tables with clothes and trinkets, I saw a few pieces of furniture that may or may not scream Humbleduck’s new additions to the fam. Lo and behold, I struck gold! I made out with two pieces – one was this adorable side table/dresser with dovetail drawers and the other was an antique buffet in almost perfect condition. The best part: 30$ for both. I decided that, in order to have the best profit margin, I’d use leftover/extra paint so I didn’t have to subtract paint cost from my profit when I sell the pieces.


I had lots of extra Emperor’s SilkΒ Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan from a previous project and honestly I thought this dresser screamed red anyway. The knobs are original and so unique!


I finished the piece off with a Dark Wax coat from Annie Sloan’s line as well. The red looks very bright without dark wax. Furniture wax seals it tight and makes sure the paint is sealed and won’t chip.


It’s slightly distressed (like I love) and it’s so farmhouse-y! I rehydrated the top of the piece with Miss Mustard Seed’s Hemp Oil. This Product by far has become my favorite furniture flipping tool. You just paint it on like regular paint and it hydrates any wood. I’ve even done it to veneer and it works just fine! It makes the wood look amazing and like new!


So, fun part of the story is that I sent a picture of the finished piece to my landlord (she loves my stuff :)) and she bought it immediately! I am honestly so blessed to have people in my life that love my hobby and what I do. She has been so supportive.


On that vein, she asked me last week if I’d like to sell a few pieces at her very own mini farmers market she has at her house! It’s sounds amazing! She has this shed/tiny house in from of her place that she remodeled to look like a tiny store. It’s so adorable and fits the look perfect. She says that every summer she sells fun gardening tools and fresh produce that she grows from her incredible garden!

So this Saturday, I’m planning to try and sell the antique buffet that I got from the yard sale that I mentioned above. It’s almost done and looks incredible! I’m so pleased with it.

I’m also going to try and sell the Darling Blue Cabinet at the market on Saturday. I’m planning to blog about the day and I will most definitely let you know how it goes. I think I will only try to sell 2 or 3 pieces and just see if anything comes of it. I’m nervous but also excited to pass out business cards and make some potential new clients!

Thanks for reading and look at the beach babe. If you haven’t yet, get to the beach. Something about the ocean is so healing and good for the soul!





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