Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"INSPIRED" Booth Makeover for Spring

Last weekend we went and changed things around a bit for Spring in
our booth. We had some new merchandise that we've been working on to fit
the theme so away we went.

A couple of hours later, this is the finished
product. I think it looks better
in person, my pictures just don't translate well for some reason.

Remember when I showed you the before pictures of a couple of pieces
I was working on, here is the before...

the after.

I took burlap and covered the inside of the back and then trimmed it out
with some jute rope. There was a small hole I wanted to cover!

We also attached an old window frame we added chicken wire to.
This was my favorite makeover, it turned out pretty cute!

Makeover #2...the before and the after.

Dumb me, I didn't lay this down before we drove off and it tipped over in
the truck and got all marked up. I had to bring it home and touch it up

We also added some new things to the wall.

An old window with shutters...

picket fences...

window boxes made from old planters and window frames. This
one was already sold when we went back the next day ( To bring back
the table that had to be touched up).

Bird posts to poke in flower beds, made from old banister spindles.
There are also two gates, a fabulous iron/wire gate and a picket gate.

A potting stand (at least that's what we called it, I guess it's original
use was for painting model trains!) Along side it all the

picket posts I painted.

We set all this up on Saturday. On Tuesday we got a call that all the big
pieces in the middle had sold. Potting stand, gone. Garden trellis, gone.
The little piece I worked on with the hidden hole in the back, gone.


However we had to run down to rearrange things.

This is the center after we moved things around.

This is not where the story ends though. Today it got moved around
AGAIN. We bought a cool burlap covered ottoman that would only
fit in the center. I forgot to take my camera, oops.

I swear our shop
owner must be so sick of seeing us. We must be doing
something right
thought because when we were there on Saturday,
she told us she was
dropping our rent $25. We asked why and she said
she felt "INSPIRED"!

We'll take that ANY day!


Draffin Bears said...

Oh how wonderful Sares, that your rent has been reduced.
I love your shop and saw so many wonderful things, the shutters and the potting shelves, really caught my eye.
I am so happy for you that things are moving out the door! Yeah.

Enjoy the rest of the week

cowgirljlynn said...

I'm hoping that we must be doing something right for her to feel inspired, someone likes our "junk "if they are buying it!!

Holly Loves Art said...

Thank you for all the gorgeous inspiration and beautiful pictures... wow! I just to see everything in person! Hope you're having a great week.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...
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Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oops too many typos. Too early in the a.m. Kodak had a seizure and now I can't sleep!

How wonderful, Sares! I'm with Carolyn, the shutters and potting shelves really caught me eye too and that RUG!!!!


Melly said...

Sares, everything is so lovely and how wonderful that the owner dropped your rent. Keep up the good work :)

Deb said...

looks great put in some hard work...

Sandi said...

Reduced the rent. Yahoo!!!!!!

I have a small booth at a local flea market and my rent stays the same. Maybe I need to inspire the owner too. Ha ha!

I love the post with the nest and bird on top. Cool idea.


Valerie said...

I'd say you're definitely doing something right if she just dropped your rent! Yeah for you sounds like business is going great!

Thanks so much for dropping by!!!


P.S. Did I make it by to tell you that you guessed (or should I say SUGGESTED) correctly on baby boy's name...I'm not revealing the final name, but you hit one nail on the head!!! WOW

xinex said...

How wonderful, Sares, your store is really taking off. It looks really nice and it looks like it's been there forever with so many stuff in it already. I can see your creativity in action. I wish I lived closer cause I love the garden stuff....Christine

craftymarta said...

You go girls! It looks wonderful and I like your colors and everything else. Keep doing your garden stuff, it is all about the garden this days. Congrats on the discount and all the sales. Blessings, Marta.

Lisa said...

Awesome!! I hope this goes really well for you. Looks wonderful!!
Hugs, Lisa

Dusty Devoe said...

Your pictures turned out beautiful as usual Sares! We did a great job didn't we!!!

Mollye said...

Love the fresh new look and love especially that you gals are on top of your pricing. Nothing irritates me more than to find interesting things and they not be priced and you ask and they say "uhhhhhhh..." and pull a number out of the cobwebs and I'm usually thinking us RIGHT. No thanks. Yall are terrific merchandisers!

icandy... said...

i could sit for hours in your booth, sares!
those are the types of places that really inspire me!

Pony Girl said...

It looks great!! So fun and creative. I think pricing is hard, keeping it fair enough to attract buyers, but also enough to make some profit! I wish I had the patience to paint and redo things. I just do not! This summer I might, when I am not teaching munchkins all day long. I am excited about the 4th of July merch, I have a few things collected!

Marydon Ford said...

Sares, you are all doing a beautiful job ... your creativity is marvelous! I love the little cream table w/blue accents. Really proud of you, sweet friend.

How are your planters stakes selling ... that is really a cute idea.

Have a fantastic weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Bearly Sane said...

Love the finished makeovers Sares and how wonderful to see them sell so quickly.
You are an inspiration to us all!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Found Around said...

I have a rocker out of the same fabric as your little chair! Maybe they should be paired up?! Enjoyed your blog, my first time here. Susan

Faerie Moon Creations said...

You've done a wonderful job with the booth, Sares! It looks so wonderful. And you did wonders with that table, as well. Hurray for getting your rent lowered...the booth must look SO lovely in person. Theresa :)

Debby said...

Hi Sares, your booth looks amazing, that is great they reduced the rent.