Welcome Junk Lovers!
My home base business started with encouragement from friends and family. Four years ago I discovered a plaza full of thrift stores in my hometown. I rarely visited, until I was laid off. Being a newlywed I wanted to make our small place feel like home, but due to the decrease in our finances I was forced to get quite creative. That's when my visits to the thrift stores increased. Being seen there alot, I made friends quickly and soon I learn a couple of new friends had consignment booths. The more I learned about running a booth and making money, I was interested. Going into running a booth with absolutely no experience was a good challenge. I had plenty of help. I was amazed of how much info others related to me. My first month I went through our home and sold off our belongings, since I didn't have any inventory of merchandise. Three months into being a booth owner I realized I had to be different so when I would haul my stuff to the booth I started noticing that people would dump their unwanted stuff behind the thrift stores. I started collecting (FREE) junk and fixing them up. Customers bought ~ wow! A neighbor was moving so he gave me a box full of spray paint, so I started researching more on spray paint. I found AJ's Trash to Treasure and I was inspired. As word spread of my new found love, friends started donating their give aways. What I didn't use, I donated. I also prefer to drive through neighbor hoods instead of the main streets. Why? I get FREE items out on curbs. I have extended my treasure hunting to Goodwill, Salvation Army, Estate Sales, Garage Sales, Craigslist, and other dumpsters. It's unbeleivable what people throw away. Our home is looking pretty cool. Our goal is to decorate our home (French Country Cottage). Visitors to our home are always in "awe" of our finds. Because of this I now have a WISH LIST for my customers. So basically I enjoy turning trash/junk into treasure. I now work out of my garage, my creative corner. To see some of my work, click here.