If you are a fan of the popular HGTV show Flea Market Flip, or always wanted
to try your hand at re-purposing something old into something new, the
FCMH Foundation invites you to take part in the local version of the challenge,
Flippin’ for Fun(ds). All for fun and a good cause, the proceeds
will benefit the FCMH Foundation.
The contest entails a team – which could be one person, a group of
friends, spouses – finding an item to repurpose, transforming it
and selling it. Foundation Director, Whitney Gentry explains that teams
may use an item they have at home like an old dresser, mirror or table,
or they can shop for an item at local antique shops. Using their imagination,
skill and elbow grease, teams will have six weeks to transform their pieces
– with some help from local partners. Each team will receive a Dixie
Belle Starter Paint kit from The Noble Pig, a $20 Home Depot coupon, and
decal services, if desired, from The Print Shop.
Completed items will be on display Saturday, September 21st of the Scarecrow
Festival for all to view, and will be auctioned off to the highest bidder,
to benefit the FCMH Foundation, on the Main Stage at 5:00pm. The winning
team – the team who realizes the most net profit – will get
a $200 gift card to North Shore Primitives. Second place will take home
2 tickets to the 2019 Foundation Gala in December, and 3rd place will
win a $100 gift card to The Noble Pig, donated by Trends.
The deadline to enter the contest is August 9th. To find out more about
Flippin’ for Fun(ds), or to enter, contact FCMH Foundation Director
Whitney Gentry at 740-333-2710 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PHOTO: Before and after pictures of last year’s winning entry is
attached. The team of Susan
Eckles, Jan Cobb and Suzie McCracken turned this old sewing machine into
a coffee bar that
sold for over $200.