First-year vendor Jenna Ebsen owns La La Land, an occasional sale in Chaska, Minn., and formerly did business as Was it Ugly (which is what she thought about a lot of the pieces she worked on, pre-transformation!) Some fun facts:
Specializes in: The big “hunt” for the coolest piece of discarded, unwanted furniture or hopeless finds that she can rescue and transform “into something beautiful I could see in my home.”
Modus operandi: “I am super cheap so it has to be something really thrown to the curb.”
Psychic rewards: “I feel great that I saved something from a certain death in the landfill.”
Skill sets: Seamstress, fixer, painter, refinisher. “Right now I am especially into saving old lighting, vintage tins and wood furniture.”
Previous job: Registered nurse.
Genetic predisposition for junking: “My Dad and I would raid curbside piles with the free sign when I was in nursing school and living in Southwest Minneapolis.”
No matter where you find your finds, a guaranteed trove of treasures awaits at the Junk Bonanza! Have you ordered your Early Bird ticket yet?