Meet Wanita Jane.
Wanita is one of the most creative and talented women I’ve ever met. I’ll never forget the first time I walked into the home she shares with her husband, Tornado Hunter Greg Johnson and their three kids, and being blown away by the unique decor items and creative installments that were virtually everywhere. The pictures in this post highlight just a few of the unreal pieces scattered throughout the Johnson’s home in Regina.
What was even more unbelievable was learning that Wanita sources almost 100% of her finds from flea markets, garage sales and yep – even the odd garbage pile. On that front, check this out:
The above Belmont Apartments doorframe, which Wanita reclaimed with permission from the contractor during the demolition of the building, was a piece she spied sitting in a garbage heap on the construction site as she drove by. With a little polish, and a clear coat of glaze to preserve the wicked vintage feel, Wanita turned the piece into one of the focal points of the Johnson dining room. It really is stunning.
Before meeting Wanita, I don’t think I had been to a garage sale in 20 years, but after being inspired by her unbelievable talent for scouting out and reclaiming beautiful pieces, it’s impossible not to want to go look for yourself.
In addition to home decor items, Wanita has also scored some amazing, like-new and high quality brand name clothing and accessories for her family for a tiny fraction of their original cost. Authentic Coach bag, $6 bucks? Seriously!
Hence, as the Saskatchewan second-hand season kicks off with garage sales, outdoor flea markets and auctions galore, I’m proud to introduce Wanita Jane as our newest Scene blogger. Here she’ll inspire you her tips and tricks for finding castoffs and turning them into works of art, as well as share some of her own killer finds.
As a Regina wife, mother and realtor, you can also expect to learn alot more about who she is – what she thinks, what she does and how she does it when she’s not treasure-hunting.
With that, I turn things over to Wanita – cannot WAIT to see, read and hear what she comes up with this summer, and beyond.
Welcome to the Scene, Wanita! – Tam xo