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Consignment Stores: an option to consider for resale

3218 Broadway, Pearland TX 77581

I like the concept of consignment stores acting as a selling agent for me, where items are priced and placed on their retail floor… it beats yard sales and Craigslist. The split can range anywhere between 35/65 to 50/50. Not bad for not having to provide consumers with sales and professional knowledge, as well as the merchandising necessary for showcasing your valuables.

At Hidden Treasures, they will contract your merchandise for up to 6 months. After the sixth month, they will reduce the item by 50%. Prices are agreed upon with consideration given to the condition, style, color, and demand for your items. Where most consignment businesses accepts decorative items, furniture, glassware, collectibles, and kitchenware, there are others who also accept toys and clothing. And make sure they offer payment plans such as layaway and 90 days same as cash, you want to be competitive with the major retail outlets.

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Happy Consigning!

Comment by DesignStaging: Happy August… paint gives this china cabinet a new lease on life…. wonderful diy post!

Hi Everyone! As promised, here is my china cabinet makeover.

I purchased this china cabinet at a store I love called Almost Paris Antiques. I got a really good price on it too! It is solid mahogany, all the doors and the drawer were in great condition. No major flaws except a bubble on the side. When I saw it, I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I fell in love with the cut outs on the glass doors and the old brass pulls. The pulls were completely blackened by age and time. I wanted to make this a more modern piece but keep the old charm.

So, here is how I did it. A lot of people are scared to paint furniture, but if you use the right tools and technique it is so worth it!

Supplies:

Wood filler, that can be sanded and painted

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Comments from DesignStaging: A West Elm look you can create yourself…. a wonderful way to repurpose our natural resources.

LE ZOE MUSINGS

You’ve seen me post this image before in one of my recent post, Natural headboards. Well, if you are really serious about making one of these, head over to design sponge for the complete diy tutorial!

Below are a few images from their diy post.

A great weekend project for all your weekend warriors!

‘Til next post, Kellie.

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Comments from DesignStaging: Inspired ideas for your space… a compliment to any room.

A Decorator's Notebook

My love of grey is well known, but to team it up with gold is an interesting choice…..the obvious would be to coordinate it with silver, but as these images show, gold works really beautifully, particularly on furniture!

This silver grey velvet is lush and glamorous and teamed with the antique gold finish on that table behind it is just perfect!

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More diy ideas… give your decor some spark!

Great DIY project!

I love mercury glass and have started collecting it. I am helping with a wedding in the next year and thought it would look very pretty at the reception for votive holders and vases. The only problem is the hefty price tag. So, I thought I’d try my hand at making my own.

For this DIY you will need:

Step 1:  Spray the inside with Looking Glass Spray.

Step 2:  Distress it!

3.  Repeat! Repeat steps 1 & 2 on the outside until you acheive the desired effect.

4.  Spray light coat of Looking Glass Spray over the outside.

And the result…

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The Fabulous Scavenger

Last week I asked the question, what colour should I choose for this weeks colour inspiration? Well, one of my readers, Renea, requested lime green, so lime green it is.
Lime green is a fun, happy colour. It works really well in children’s bedrooms, I love it with dark brown furniture and white walls, and it also looks glorious with hot pink. I rummaged around my thrifty belongings only to find I really don’t have that much lime green in my decor. I gave it some thought and have come up with simple, cheap ideas to bring lime green into your life.

Here’s my humble little kitchen. I like that it’s white, so I can accessorise with any colour. Here it is wearing green. The platter that the apples are sitting on was a lucky side of the road find. Someone was getting rid of wine making equipment. There were…

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Ripe Red Berries

Junking – I love it. Finding things others discard and putting them to good use, I love it. I’m not talking about trash, I’m referring to perfectly good objects people simply tire of…recycling, upcycling, re-purposing, whatever you want to call it – I call it smart.  It’s also about being aware of the precious resources taken to create whatever it was which was discarded and being savvy enough to realize it’s not really trash, it’s simply something someone no longer wanted.  It’s also being respectful of the planet and its’ finite resources. It’s also a great way to save money. I realize buying/finding second hand isn’t for everyone and that some things are better new (mattresses for example), but many many many things can be and should be either given away, traded, consigned or left outside with a ‘free’ sign on it – some things are better given away than…

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Style To Impress

I love mixing vintage and retro pieces in my home even if I do not have a lot of retro furniture. One of my favourite stores and sources of inspiration in Sydney is Mitchell Road Auction Centre in Alexandria. Bring some time if you go there as it is huge area to browse through. Another fabulous find is Melbourne based company Retro Print Revival which does stunning retro lamps and lampshades. All their lamps are one-offs and unique pieces. Each design is made from original vintage materials for that authentic retro look. The lampshades are made with rare fabrics ranging from 1960’s floral and paisley patterns, to bold 1970’s geometrics. Check out their website for retro inspiration.

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