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Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Tales Of A Flea Market Flip Failure

So, awhile ago, during my longish bout with unemployment (and, consequently, depression) I began binge watching Flea Market Flip on Netflix and thought, "Shit, this looks super easy!! I can turn a pile of crap into something else that someone will probably buy!!" I spent a ton of money on tables, chairs, and decorative looking junk at swap meets and yard sales.

Here is an old sewing table and FUCKING ADORABLE CHAIR that has a little drawer in the side (I have no idea why I go weak in my knees for crap like this, but I do). While working on this I had the idea to turn these into a kids activity center. And then I thought, "I'm going to make a fucking killing on this. Everyone will be fighting over who gets to buy this on Buy, Sell, Or Trade on Facebook!!!"

SEE???!! A-DOR-A-BLE!!! But, alas, no bidders... So, I guess my get-rich-after-umpteen-intensive-hours-of-manual-labor-to-refinish-old-crappy-furniture was a bust. I just so badly want to run my own restoration business (and speak with an accent) like that cute little British man on Salvage Hunters.

Is that too much to ask??!

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  1. It totally IS fucking adorable! What the hell is wrong with people? I like the fact that a kid could use this as a desk as well as a game center. Maybe you just need a better way to market it. Like maybe a consignment shop? Or Etsy? Craigslist? Somewhere out there is a little boy who needs this piece of furniture.

  2. Ahhhhh... validation... Thanks, Gina!! I will look into some other outlets for it. In the meantime my kids are enjoying it so it wasn't a total loss. :D