Friday, September 12, 2008

A New Venture

I mentioned last week that I'd share with you a new little business venture I had going on with a good friend of mine...well, we've been working very hard on launching a line of refurbished vintage furniture and accessories and we're calling our business Vintage Glamour. We've been scouring thrift stores and garage sales (and I've even raided my parents house) for any old furniture that would be worthy of new paint, fabric, etc. to completely transform the look from old and blah to new and fabulous. This collage is just a sample of some items we've purchased and are working on transforming. We've set up shop in my friend's garage and have been getting our hands dirty - taking chairs apart, sanding, priming, painting - even upholstering seats! It's been a fantastic experience so far and I can't wait to show you the first round of finished goods. We'll be selling on ETSY in the very near future - stay tuned for details.

16 comments:

  1. This is great! Something I've thought about as well. Best of luck!

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  2. thank you for the supportive comment! i really appreciate it :)

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  3. Oh my goodness - that sounds SO amazing! I can't wait to see all your results - lots of luck!

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  4. Wow. That sounds like SO much fun! I wish we lived in the city. I'd be over there every day to help. Can't wait to see the ETSY shop. Keep us posted.

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  5. What a fantastic new adventure for you! I can't wait to see what you turn out! Congrats!!!

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  6. How exciting Julie! Can't wait to see your projects. I've been catching up on your posts, and I have to say, your blog looks super. :-) Jane

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  7. DREAM JOB! Congrats! I'll be on the look out for your products. Will you feature on your blog as well?

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  8. Yay & Hooray for Vintage Glamour!! I already love what I see & know your pieces will be fabulous. I hope I can get a sneak-peak before it all goes on Etsy because I can already see some pieces that would look fab in my home. Can't wait to see more. Congrats!

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  9. This is awesome! I can't wait to see some of your projects. (and maybe you can post refinishing tips for those of us who can't afford the cost of shipping furniture?)

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  10. I love your blog and so can't wait to see your new finished pieces. Lots of luck with it.

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  11. Love the pieces you are showing us so far - can't wait to see when they are finished!

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  12. This sounds very, very cool! Congrats--can't wait to see the shop.

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  13. Good luck... can't wait to see your results... mine with furniture on Etsy have not been good... HOWEVER... I do know a few people who have been selling furniture items via Craiglists... you might look into that as well... or consignment stores... GOOD LUCK!

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  14. How fabulous, Julie! Can't wait to see your work. I've been messing with painting some old pieces myself but I don't think I've quite mastered it yet.

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  15. it takes time and patience...we've definitely made mistakes! lots of trial and error!

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  16. Is this stuff on Etsy yet?
    I'd love to make a few purchases!

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