Have you ever watched Flea Market Flip on HGTV? Lara Spencer of Good Morning America is the host, has written several books on flipping furniture, and knows a lot. About once a month she hosts the show. They have two couples who get to go to a humongous flea market with $500 and an hour or so to hunt for items they can transform into money making items. It’s a 30 minute segment that shows them with a list of three things that they need to make from what they purchase in this huge flea market.
After purchasing what they want, a truck goes to the flea market and picks up all the purchases. They are taken to a really nice building that is heated/cooled, has the space , tools, machines and a seriously adept team of men and women who know how to use absolutely everything to transform these items. The couples tell them what they want to create and with all the help/assistance and Lara’s suggestion everything comes true. They may have only a day to do all of this, but they get it done.
My “small rant” is the “wrong”of it all. First of all, the people in New York must make a ton of money to purchase these items! $275 to $500 for a piece. Second? To have all those experienced people helping you to create something we’d all like to create is a serious gift. Third? The machines and tools in that building are unbelievable! To work in that space with those tools, a/c and heat would be a dream come true. To have the assistance, money, space and machines would be such a gift.
In the meantime, we crafters freeze in the winter, sweat like a horse in the summer and do the best we can with what we have. My husband has been incredibly supportive, and he has given me so many tools along with electric saws, sanders, sand blasters, and so much more. He gives incredible advice and can make something right that I totally screwed up. He’s pretty awesome.
Back to Flea Market Flip. I used to think how cool it was to see the outcome of all the items purchased at the flea market. It was brought to my attention that this is a little unrealistic for the 99% of the rest of the crafters. I’m ok with it though – it just takes us longer to get it done.
Ok! That’s over and I had my say. Now I’ll show you the crafts completed this weekend. I hope you have a wonderful week! Don’t forget to count your blessings. Tell those you love that you love them. Those three words are the best!