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Carol Turner

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I am a former nurse and pharmaceutical representative. I am now living my dream with a blog, online boutique, and antique store. My blog has let all of the DIY secrets out of the closet, painting, upholstery, how to have a successful antiques booth, what sells and what does'nt

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DIY secrets come out of the closet, mosaic, painting, transformations, tips and tricks on having a.. successful antiques booth, sewing, upholstery and up cycling, easy transformations anyone can do

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Latest Blog Posts

  • Photos of the Polka Dot Flea
    on Jul 2, 2016 in 2016 polka dot flea
    Thank you for all of your kind comments on my last post about the Orlando Tragedy.  As Orlando continues to pull together, I wanted to share pictures from the Polka Dot Flea on Saturday June 11th.  We try to keep a diversity of ve...
  • Orlando Strong and Polka Dot Flea
    on Jun 17, 2016 in 2016 polka dot flea
    It's been a tough week here in Orlando.  Thank you to those that have sent messages and encouraging words.  It has taken a few days to wrap my head around what has happened in my community and to be able to share it with you. It's...
  • The Polka Dot Flea Is Less Than 2 Weeks Away!
    on May 31, 2016 in 2016 polka dot flea getting ready
    Where have I been?With the Polka Dot Flea less than 2 weeks away, I've been a busy girl!Saturday and SundayJune 11-12, 2016Central Florida Fairgrounds  indoors/air conditionedOrlando, Florida  Right now it's all about the vendors! ...
  • Mary Lou's Lounge At The Polka Dot FleaMary Lou's Lounge The Polka Dot Flea is just 3 months away!   It is held in 21,000 square feet of Air Conditioned bliss! This will be the 3rd annual show I have organized....You've all been on this journey with me...Can you believ...
  • Giving The Patio A Facelift
    on Feb 7, 2016 in patio redo 2016
    Finally we have some cooler weather in Orlando The perfect time to spruce up the patioIn all honesty, I seldom use the patio in the summer, it is just to hot. So, when the humidity and temps fall to the 70's like last week, it was perfect time t...
  • Getting Ready For The Polka Dot Flea
    on Jan 12, 2016 in 2016 polka dot flea
    It's that time again...I'm busy organizing the 3rd annual Polka Dot Flea!To catch up any new readers..I (Along with my son) organize and promote the Polka Dot Flea.  Three years ago I decided to start the Polka Dot Flea for a few reasons. &...
  • Hot Chocolate And Cookies Christmas Party
    on Dec 19, 2015 in Christmas 2015
    Time to finish the Christmas decorating for the hot chocolate and cookies party....One weekend every year the lake behind my house is decked out for the holidays with luminaries.  I host a hot chocolate and cookies party for friends and neighbor...
  • Hollywood Regency Living Room/Dining Room Reveal
    on Nov 2, 2015 in hollywood regency bedroom redo
    I'm finally finished....My Hollywood Regency living/dining room revealIt was a long process adding crown molding, painting, stenciling, re-upholstery, accessorizing, rearranging, and getting it just right!I removed every speck of pink...No you didn't...
  • How To Make A Lighted Sign
    on Sep 2, 2015 in lighted sign pantry sign Ryobi
    If you want to make a 10 foot lighted sign...Then you've tuned into the right blog!I have a friend that will be a vendor at the next Polka Dot Flea June 2016.   I thought it would be fun to make a lighted sign for her booth and I love to tr...
  • Getting it all done!I love getting things checked off my list!  Now that the Polka Dot Flea and the Haven Conference are behind me, I have turned my attention to some home projects.First up....Cleaning the garage.  After getting the whole garage clean I spent...
  • Shopping Atlanta And The Haven Conference
    on Jul 21, 2015 in Haven Conference 2015
    I'm back and I had so much fun shopping Atlanta and attending the Haven Conference!I flew up from Orlando on Tuesday with Sherry from No Minimalist Here (The perfect travel companion).   Since the Haven Conference did not start until T...
  • A Bag For The Haven Conference
    on Jul 9, 2015 in haven conference
    If you need me next week I will be at....... ......The Haven Conference in AtlantaMy blogging friend Sherry asked if I would be interested in joining her at the Haven Conference.   I met Sherry through blogging and when she moved to Florida...
  • Inside The Polka Dot FleaInside the Polka Dot FleaOn the last post I showed you the behind the scenes set up of the Polka Dot Flea....Now, lets go inside the Polka Dot Flea Before the crowd rushes in.....This is my booth...I had a sweet blogging friend Amy help me mind...
  • The Polka Dot Flea 2015 Part One, The Preparations And Set-up
    on Jun 17, 2015 in polka dot flea 2015 part one
    The 2015 Polka Dot Flea is over and it was successful beyond our wildest imagination!  One of our wonderful sponsors Barr Display provided this lady mannequin who spent 3 days holding up all of her purchases on her bike.   They also provide...
  • Mary Lou's Lounge At The Polka Dot FleaThe Polka Dot Flea is just over a week away and I am moving at warp speed.....Actually, I've been at warp speed for months!  Today I worked on Mary Lou's loungeThe Polka Dot Flea venue is a huge 21,000 square ft indoor, air conditioned space, an...
  • Lavender For The Polka Dot Flea
    on May 20, 2015 in lavender
    I have been a busy girl getting ready for the Polka Dot FleaRemember when I showed you the flower cart I purchased? I asked if you thought fresh flowers would sell at the Polka Dot FleaYou mostly said "No"....  Many of you suggested dried lavend...
  • Hollywood Regency Bathroom RevealWhere have I been?....Finishing up my Hollywood Regency master bath remodel!Remember my Hollywood Regency Bedroom redo HERE? Well, the 30 year old master bathroom wasn't cutting it.....Yep, one thing leads to another!I was stunned at the price o...
  • Shabby Fabric Easter Wreath
    on Apr 2, 2015 in easter wreath
    Since I'm hosting my family for Easter dinner I wanted a wreath for my front doorI loved this fabric garland that I made and showed you on a previous post HERE  and thought it would transfer well to a door wreathI used a wire wreath frame and ti...
  • The Entrance Display For The Polka Dot Flea
    on Mar 25, 2015 in Display for Polka Dot Flea 2015
    I would love to WOW the customers when they first walk into the air conditioned Polka Dot Flea Venue June 13-14  at the Central Florida Fairgrounds Orlando, Fl So many of you guessed it right on my last post..... I recreated...
  • Building A Ticket Booth
    on Mar 16, 2015 in ticket booth 2015
    With the Polka Dot Flea just 3 months away I have been busy checking projects off my To-Do listSince the Flea will triple in size this year we  need to add a  second ticket boothSince I wanted the new booth to match last years booth, I used...