Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It’s Absolutely Crazy Right Now!

I am so thrilled to finally have a booth to call my own!  What comes along with that, though, is lots of scrambling to get things together and into that booth.  I mentioned that, when I signed up, I am paying rent for April.  That means I want to get in there as soon as possible.  Having only a few medium to small things, I showed you the stool and footstool I made over quick.

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Thursday I ran out to the local antique mart {basically down the road} and went in looking for a table, a bookcase and whatever else I thought might work for display purposes, at a good price.  This local place is great for “makeover material”.  I found this table for $27.00.

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Since I’m looking to get things ready quickly, I just pulled out my handy dandy Harlequin stencil and used it on the top with some Antoinette chalk paint.

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I also found this drawer bookcase for $27.00.

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Isn’t it neat?  I repainted the shelves in Coco chalk paint, add a lace tape trim to the shelves, and added some of the Ballard Design script wrapping paper to the back. 

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Finally, I found this chalkboard.  I could make one for myself, but this vendor has done all the work and it was only $16.50, so I picked it up.  I’ll use this to put my booth number and name on.

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My rug from Walmart came on Friday, as well, which was really fast!  I’m thrilled about that because really the rug needs to go down first before I start putting stuff on the floor.  Pictures to come soon!  Just remember, it will be a work in progress.  I’m looking forward to sharing the journey with you!

37 comments:

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Super cute makeovers Kathy, I'm sure things are going to sell fast!!

Tobeystrashortreasure said...

Your own booth how exciting, I love the drawer bookcase idea. I love the script paper backing. Can't wait to see the booth as progresses. Tobey

Jane said...

How exciting!! It sounds like you have a really good vision on how you want the booth to look and I know it will be fabulous! Look forward to seeing the progress.
Jane

Pamela said...

Congrats Kathy! Super excited for you!! Love all of your pieces. I am sure your booth will do wonderful.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

CONGRAT'S on your OWN booth! Looks like you have some nice pieces and nice rug too!
Your foyer turned out AWESOME! I sure wish there was a local HL as I LOVE the scrabble letter!!!
Do take lots of photos of your booth, before and after! I'm always looking for ideas!
Warmly,
deb

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Great makeovers on the drawer and all of your pieces. I am sure you booth will look amazing. Hugs, marty

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Kathy, Gosh, how exciting for you. I love the partitions in the drawer, to make it work as a bookcase....that is a really lovely idea.
Good luck with your new venture.
Best Wishes
Daphne

Rebecca Nelson said...

Fabulous, Kathy! I'm so excited for you with your own booth. They are work but so much fun. I had my best month in any booth last month...so glad I moved to the new space.

The that diamond (harlequin) table. YUM!

xoRebecca

Okio B Designs said...

Great finds! Don't forget Craigslist for an old dresser or armoire! Great for displaying pieces and giving a shabby/Frenchy feel to the space.

J

Debby said...

I really like that table. Is tin the CoCo. I can't to see you and Sue's spaces. If I can finally shake this cough. How exciting for both of you.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy,
Love what you found for your booth. The harliquin table is wonderful and I love the drawer on it's end for display.
Have fun!!

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

I so admire you for taking the leap, Kathy. You have some great items already!

Nayana Donga said...

These are some great makeovers...good luck on your new journey ...following you...

Missy George said...

Love the bookcase drawer..What a great idea..Good luck to you..

Judy K said...

I'm so excited for you. I hope it all sells fast.

Judy said...

Congratulations! Your own booth! Love the harlequin painted table and the drawer/bookcase! Everything is really beautful, good luck to you!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Kathy...you look like you have a great start to your booth...I love the way you turned those pieces around..they are so much prettier and I know they will sell fast!!...Sounds like you are so excited!!..So happy for you!

Scrap for Joy said...

All of your makeovers are fabulous Kathy. Wish I could visit your booth. I am in love with the little footstool. You are a wizard!
xo
Joyce

Tabitha said...

what great finds!!! everything looks great after u sprinkled ur magic on it...
hugs

Holly Browning said...

I am a big fan of diamond patterns - the brown and cream side table is super cute. Good luck with your booth.

sweetvintageofmine said...

Can't wait to see the booth!! I know it will look fabulous~~~you have such beautiful style! Blessings~~~Roxie

vivian said...

glad youre having fun getting your booth all together Kathy. great ideas! looking forward to the finished pics.
happy Thursday
xoxo

Gail said...

Great finds Kathy! Your space will be filled up before you know it. I wishing I had just a tad bit more space. Enjoy your day, Gail

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Wow you are coming up with some great items! The harlequin piece is really neat. Love the paris stool and footstool! You've got your rug so it sounds like you are ready to make your magic! Have fun!

Debbiedoo's said...

You my friend are going to ROCK it. How exciting, and yes you will be a busy little bee indeed trying to keep up with inventory!

Suzan Sweatman said...

I love all of them - but that bookshelf is too pretty for words!
Great finds - and can't wait to see your booth and all your treasures!
Hugs,
Suzan

Shannon @ A Cozy Place Called Home said...

Looks like you are going to have a great space. I love the little table. Good luck on your new venture!

Becca said...

Amazing makeovers, Kathy, showcasing your unending creativity! I know that they'll be scooped up in no time!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

I am so excited for you Kathy! I loved having my booth but didn't make enough money to justify it. But I miss it so much and thinking about some other brick and mortar selling venue. I had a really hard time finding display pieces for my booth that wouldn't take up much room. Looks like you did great! Can't wait to see it finished. xo

Shannon Fox said...

How fun!! Much luck to you in your new space :) I'll be getting to see my sisters soon, I know you must be so excited!!

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

This will be so much fun for you - the hunt is on...you are already off to a great start - can't wait to see pics!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Kathy,
That little table is so cute...sure it will go fast. I had a set of tables that sold in one day last week (that's how I like it). Took in a great old gym locker today...hope it goes fast too. Looking forward to seeing more pics of your space.

Blessings,
Linda

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So many great things and great prices, the drawer shelf is fabulous! I wish you were here I have a great locking curio cabinet. You are so lucky you can use a rug, not at my shop!!

Carol

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Wow--you have been busy! All your projects look great :)

lynn said...

good luck and have a lot of fun, kathy! your projects look awesome!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Congratulations, Kathy. I am so thrilled that you now have a location to sell all your great makeovers. I warn you though, it can become an addiction. LOL. Yes, definitely enjoy your journey. You will love making the space your very own. Can't wait to see your photos.

Susan Clayton said...

Looking forward to watching the new venture unfold. Angels to you!

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