Mismatched Mess

of life, love, fashion, & forgetting to update


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Upcycling Vintage-Glitter

Glitter is fast becoming a D.I.Y. trend in the online world. I’ve always been interested in upcycling vintage pieces and thought matching glitter with vintage would be the perfect way to get started!

Here are the blogs that have given me glitter fever:

A Beautiful Mess: Glitter Shoes
Hand Bag Heaven: Glitter Handbag 

Check out my own glittery upcycled vintage pieces in my shop! Mismatched Mess Etsy Shop


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Etsy Success: Updating My Shop

I knew that my photos were too dark when I placed them in my new etsy shop, so I’ve been researching best ways to photograph items. It’s SO difficult, let me tell ya. I settled on a bright white background, with natural light. There are still some issues with these photos but MUCH better when I compared them to my  original photos.  
BEFORE
                                                                                                                                           AFTER
Here are the articles I read that are currently inspiring me to make my shop as appealing, eye-catching and interesting as can be. I recommend checking them out if you are interested.

A Beautiful Mess: Photography
Etsy Success: Critique Your Shop
Shop Makeover: itsastitch 
Quite Your Day Job: Freshline

I’m having so much fun with this new adventure. I’m learning so much and I’m determined to continue learning, growing and enjoying this.


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A New Adventure

Taylor and I have recently outgrown our apartment….with junk!

We love thrifting and antiquing! Ok, we’re not wallowing around knee-deep in great vintage finds, but only because we both had to say enough is enough!

I’ve learned that I have such a passion for vintage objects. I absolutely love climbing mountains of junk and getting dusty just to find a great  piece of old “junk.” I’ve been thinking, for a long time, about how to utilize this love.

Therefore, I’ve started my very first etsy shop. Mismatched is an etsy store that focuses on great vintage finds such as purses, kitchenware, houseware…etc. I’m SO excited about this new adventure! I’m starting slowly but hope to branch out into more vintage areas and possibly refurbishing/upcycling vintage pieces.

I’ve been researching how to have success on etsy. Going into this, I knew a lot of work would have to be put into creating a successful business. Everything from the descriptions, the photos, to the prices have to be appealing to customers. I’m still working out these kinks, but I’m getting so many great tips that are really helping me out.

This shop is mostly to enjoy my passion of vintage finds and sharing that passion with others, and to make some extra money. However, if this could become a lucrative  business, I would love to make my passion a full-time career. Like I said, I’m starting slowly, but hey! I can’t help but dream big…

Welcome. 🙂 Mismatched-a Vintage Shop