Wow, ladies. You've really been making my week. Almost 40 new followers, and 40 some comments for my Fat Bottomed Girl. You really know how to make a girl smile.
That being said, I have to apologize for such a huge lull in posts. This last week I moved into my little booth at Lisa's II Antique Mall. I have also been busy working on new pieces, hosting a baby shower, making cupcakes, cakes, and cake pops.
Quickly, before I get into the meat and potatoes of the post, I'll show you the quick before and after of the bedroom outfit you'll see below.
(okay, so I already did the top here...just play along! And imagine the bed's in with it. You get the gist.)
Yay, huh? I like it. It's a 1/2 and 1/2 mixture of old white and Paris grey, clear, and dark wax all over. I left the imperfections, and love how they grabbed the dark wax. The dresser was missing a knob on the top, so I replaced them all with clear glass ones. I'm sharing the dresser at Miss Mustard Seed's party...
OKAY- now the real point of this post... My booth. #17. Kind of perfect that I was randomly assigned that number, since I was born on the 17th.
I'm on a corner in the upper level. I'd prefer to be on the lower level, but since I must be on the upper one, my spot is great for two reasons. First, I'm literally diagonal from the elevator, which is a big help since I have furniture. Second, it's right at the top of the stairs, so it gets a good amount of attention.
Now, the downfall. I think you can see the major one. I don't have a wall. I have a half wall, which means that my booth looks cluttered because you can see all the other booths that are (in my opinion) a bit over crowded and sometimes unfocused. The divider that I share with the booth on my right is an eyesore and needs to be covered. I have a tiny section of outdated looking peg board, and still don't have any hooks to hang anything on them. The two frames hanging there are only there b/c they have wires that I could loop around the back of the hooks sticking through from the other side. I can't hang anything from the ceiling.
I'm really excited to have this space though, and I'm going to make it a cute and functional. This weekend is the Holiday open house, and I really want to have more up in the way of dividers, and be able to tote down a few more larger pieces before then. I'm planning to hang a drop cloth curtain along my divider wall, hang some burlap to cover the outdated peg board, put some doors in the open corner to section it off....but I really can't think of what to do on my half wall to hide the booth behind it.
More soon. For now, I'm off to paint.