Friday, August 9, 2013

What.... cheer! flea market

My mom and Lesa, a good friend of my moms, and I all went down to the What Cheer flea market.
We had a good time just walking around and looking at peoples items. I could people watch all day.

There were some places where it honestly looked like people brought their garage sale items and set up shop! I mean honestly people! No body wants your old yucky unsold garage sale items.  Well I suppose someone does but I would seriously question their judgement!

There was one guy who was yelling 25 cents an item all items on the ground!
Of course I had to run over and see what he was selling! I got an old metal laundry hamper, it probably used to have a fabric sack in it.  I painted it and am going to use it for stuffed animals for the kids! Pictures on that later!

We went to just about every booth there.  there was almost always duplicates of items from shop to shop.  It was interesting to see the different priced items! you would go to one shop and find an old metal wash tub and they would have it priced at 15 and the next booth would have it for 28.  I really wanted to tell them they're never going to sell it for 28 when the guy next door has it for 15.  But I suppose everyone thinks their items are worth a certain amount.  There was always the booth that you knew just really liked their items.  They were priced so high I would be shocked if anyone bought anything from them, and they wouldn't haggle with you at all.  They were FIRM.  We usually just skipped right over those booths.

Enjoy the photos!

We ended up buying quite a bit of stuff!!

like our little set up? Mom rolled her eyes... Lesa helped me!

My camp blanket! The picture frame I'm going to paint white and put in Amanda kitchen, and the box is full of old sheet music, stay tuned on the project for that.

My seed sacks I'm turning into pillows

Aren't these just the greatest little kid chairs? The guy got them out of an old school! I couldn't pass them up at $8 for all 4

All and all it was a great trip for my first time!  I will definitely be going back in the future!

Now for what I did with my old laundry basket!

I spray painted her navy blue and put her in the family room! Perfect for stuffed animals!

Hope you are all well, and have a great weekend!!
We will be cleaning out the barn that the workshop is in!! Wish us luck, Dad was somewhat of a pack-rat.  My mother claims I am like him....... I'm not seeing it..

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Welcome to Laeklee!

Hey all!
Its our first post! YAY! We wanted to put a preliminary blog post out telling who we are and our reason for blogging!
We are a family with a love of all things old and making projects out of them to make a new and exciting item!

Sean, Patrick, Graham and Laek
Amanda and Shawn
Graham and Amanda
Julie and Laek

Graham and Patrick Sullivan
have 2 kids Laek (4) and Sean (2) and a dog named Smokie.
Yes Laek our daughter is the inspiration for our shop! and yes her name is Laek Lee.
Pronounced Lake for all who don't know.
Don't think Sean isn't an inspiration either! His name just didn't work for a shop....
Sean Patrick Terrence Sullivan....  a bit long.
Graham is the main creator of our items.  Patrick is apart of our support team.  He holds the full-time job so that Graham can do what she loves!  Hes also the levelheaded one.... 

Amanda and Shawn Gymer
have a black lab name Harley
Amanda keeps us all in check.  She takes care of all items the rest of us cant figure out or don't want to!  We will just call her Excel master....
Shawn will have items for sale in the shop here and there.  He has a carpentry background so he has the knowledge to make some great items!

Julie Rose   
The mother and the ultimate creator.
She has two dogs Max and Lucy.
Shes got her hand in just about everything! She can create and do the business side of it.
We would all be lost without her, even though Shawn might not like to admit it...

Our shop has a bittersweet background that involves the "missing link"
Our Dad
His woodworking shop is where all the items begin.
He passed away Oct 2012.
He taught us so much more then we care to admit and we miss him greatly!
We know that even though hes not here to help, his hands truly are on everything we create!

We hope to post 2-3 times a week about a new project or a DIY you can make yourself! I know that sometimes life can get in the way and we might not make it to our computers to tell you about our week! I apologize in advance!

I hope that you can follow along with us as we start a new business and hopefully revel in our success!

PS. our shop opens today!!