The NEW High Falootin Junk Headquarters

Have you seen our new digs? We reopened in our new spot last Tuesday and we have been so busy that I haven’t had time to post until now. The build out of the new store was a lot of work, but so worth it. We love our new spot!

Here are some photos of the build out process .

In my last post I mentioned that I really wanted to rip out the carpet and get down to the concrete so that I could paint it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. After 3 days of scraping up felt paper and glue I nixed that idea

I really wanted to feature the chalk paint on the floor, so I had to find a quick and easy alternative to having new concrete pumped in or wood flooring put in only to paint over it. I decided to use a technique that I had installed during my trade show days. Plywood cut into 4×4 squares and laid with the grain going opposing directions for visual interest.

I then created a wash by adding water to Graphite Chalk Paint and painted the plywood. I really wanted to have a lot of highs and lows in the finish to create a finish that looked time-worn in some areas.

I then stenciled these paisley patterns on the floor with various ASCP colors.

We also built out the bay window so that I could double my floor area in that space and create not only storage underneath, but a great merchandising surface on top. By the way that is Aubusson, Versailles and Duck Egg Chalk Paint on the walls.

I love corrugated steel. It creates so much texture and it really brightens up small spaces.

After one and a half weeks of running the store during the day and building out the new store at night…Wha La here it is…

I hope y’all will stop by and check out the new digs!

Too -Da- Loo


Playing With The Paint…

Some of you might know that we had a soft opening last week at the High Falootin’ Mercantile and we are glad we did. We are working through a little interruption with the lease and will reopen High Falootin’ Junk soon.  During this time, please feel free to call us directly at 352-449-8140 for Annie Sloan products or anything else you might need. We will be more than happy to accommodate your chalk paint needs. During the next few days, we will be preparing our store to be a fun “play in the paint” environment.

Photo courtesy of Annie Sloan. Photograph by Christopher Drake


 ~ Denna~

More News…Coming Soon…Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Yay! I can finally tell the rest of my BIG news…I’m going to be a Annie Sloan Paint Mini-Stockist…

I know that a lot of you are just itching to get your hands on this paint and we are working hard to get everything in stock and High Falootin’ Junk open. Those of you that aren’t yet familiar with this paint, you will be amazed at how user friendly it is and will want to repaint everything in your house and then go hunt for more goodies to paint.

Make sure you scroll down through my blog and go to my Facebook Page to see more pictures of the furniture that I have painted with Annie Sloan Paint.

Y’all have a great hump day…I will be painting away…


My New Warehouse…

I have had a very interesting couple of weeks. On April 15th the building that my other business was located in was condemned due to structural damage following a storm.

It was demolished today.

We had been looking for the right location to move that business to and in the process found a place that would also accommodate my ever expanding inventory of junk.

Approximately 1800 sq ft of warehouse space. YAY!!!

Now I can move all of my junk out of my garage and the rest of my house and begin the “grown up girl” operation that I have been wanting to do for a while…

Stay tuned…

No Plans for Tomorrow? Come visit us at the Tavares Antique Mall

I will be at the Tavares Antique Mall tomorrow for a couple hours around lunch time. Come on over…say HOWDY and pick ya up some good ol’ junk.

While you are there make sure you check out my booth and Cary Martins jewelry. Here is a snippet of what you will find.

Cary Martin Designs

Cary Martin Designs

Cary Martin Designs

Cary Martin Designs

and of course don’t leave without checkin’ out the High Falootin’ Booth

High Falootin' Booth

Have a great weekend and good luck junkin’




Art Around Town {& New Loot}

I wanted to remind y’all about the Art Around Town event tomorrow night in Tavares. Make sure that you stop by the Tavares Antique Mall and say hey to me. I will be hangin’ out in my booth. Y’all come on by!

Also, here are some new goodies…

I call this style…Old Hollywood Glam Revival. It’s 2011 Glammy. (yes, I watch the show Jerseylicious)

The chairs are carved Spanish -Old World style. I have 1 arm chair and 4 side chairs. They are covered in burlap and have a dry brush chippy paint that I chose to keep.

I have a lot more new loot to post later today…



We Have Moved In {Tavares Antique Mall}

Were Here…

and just in time for all of you that are out antiquing and junkin’ this weekend during the Renningers Antique Extravaganza. The Tavares Antique Mall is only 15 minutes away from the Mount Dora Event.

Good Luck Junkin’


Were Moving In {To The Tavares Antique Mall}

We have a major announcement

We will be moving into the Tavares Antique Mall beginning on Jan 18th and will be ready for the Art Around Town Event Jan. 21st @ 5:30. This is a great event and we are very excited to be showing off our booth for the first time at this event.

Come out and see our booth and  join us for a really fun event.