Tag: craft booth

Christmas is on the way

Christmas is on the way

This is prime shopping season for Christmas gifts. I decided to make a few crafty things for my booth that are specifically Christmas theme to add to what’s already there.

New Stuff – Lakauai

New Stuff – Lakauai

I have decided that there are three types of materials I primarily like to work with: wood, metal and glass. I’ve been collecting ideas for crafty projects on Pinterest made with all three.  Check out my boards if you want some inspiration! Crafty with Wood […]

Restocked Craft Booth

Restocked Craft Booth

I added a few new things to my craft booth today. It was mostly little things, filler type stuff on the shelves and some hanging items on the pegboard. Stuff like that is really where my heart is. I like to take something old and unloved that someone cast off at the thrift store or a garage sale and transform it into something cool and awesome! I enjoy building or transforming furniture, but small stuff is a lot more fun for me. I think it’s because I can finish the project so much more quickly than furniture, it gives me a reason to move on quickly to another great idea.

I did complete a few new pieces of furniture though. Two of them are end tables or bedside tables made out of vintage suitcases. I found these at a thrift store for $5 each.  What a steal!  I didn’t do anything to them except screw them together and add legs.  You can still open the tops of each and see that satiny inner lining that was so popular with these types of suitcases. 

There is also a coffee table trunk. This was picked up at a thrift store also for $12.  Another great find!  It was bright blue, but with a coat of paint and a little distressing and some legs and I have a funky coffee table for sale. It also opens up for storage. 

Ahhhh, the bread box. Does anybody use bread boxes any more?  I don’t really understand the point.  Why can’t the bread live in the pantry like all the other food?  Why does it need its own home right there on the counter? I found this gem at a flea market for $5. Someone had spent some time trying to make it cute with a god-awful neon-like teal blue color and I gotta give them credit for trying. But that’s it, because it was pretty darn ugly. A popular bright white coat of paint later and then some distressing made the blue underneath actually look good shining through – after I toned it down with some brown stain!! 

This picture thingy, I don’t really know what to call it because it’s clearly not a picture…..Anyway, it’s actually two separate pieces bought at two different garage sales weeks apart. That’s the way I roll, people.  If something catches my eye and its priced right it’s coming home with me. I usually don’t have a clue what I’m going to do with it, but that’s ok, inspiration will strike! So, the metal thing is a candleholder, and it’s crazy heavy. I don’t know what it’s made of, some kind of alien metal I presume! 😉 I forgot to take a candle with me for display purposes, (it always helps to plant a seed for the purpose of an item to potential buyers) But, apparently someone didn’t need a seed because it sold the next day!

This charming box is a vintage sewing machine cabinet drawer. The detail on it is gorgeous, heightened by a coat of white paint. I know I’ve mentioned that I dislike painting things white but the customers speak.  Let me tell you, if you paint anything white, it’s like kryptonite – they can’t resist!

 

 

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Vintage Sewing Machine Desk

Vintage Sewing Machine Desk

I found this fantastic vintage sewing machine base at a little picker’s heaven store near Ardmore, AL.  It’s just a little ways down the road from the guy who has a building full of stuff I mentioned earlier. I’m not even sure if the place […]

Craft Booth Update

Craft Booth Update

I’ve been crafting like crazy over here. I want to pack as much stuff as possible into my little space at University Pickers. I want people to walk in and just fall in love with that special something, or somethings! I love those booths that […]

Craft Booth Update

Craft Booth Update

Since I ran out of time yesterday getting my booth set up, I came back today to add some more pretties. A lot of this stuff was left over from an older craft booth I had at another store with a few new things I’ve made added to the mix. Did I say I was really excited about this opportunity????

New Craft Booth – Lakauai

New Craft Booth – Lakauai

I’m starting a new venture and I’m so excited about it!!! I will now have a craft booth at University Pickers, one of my absolute favorite stores. If you live in the Huntsville area, you are in luck!  This store has the best of the […]

Wooden Blocks

Wooden Blocks

These are super simple, fun to make and are a super cute addition to a shelf or the top of a dresser.  They are humble 2×4’s who have been elevated to art!  Ha-Ha!!  Seriously though, just grab some scrap 2×4’s and start painting.  I added […]

Frames, Pictures and Bulletin Boards

Frames, Pictures and Bulletin Boards

These are a bunch of different project all smashed into one post.  I don’t have any files associated with any of them available for download, and not a lot of instruction I can give you for how I made them, so I thought I would just lump them all together.

Canvas Makeover

Canvas Makeover

Since the canvas makeovers went so well for the twins, I have kept an eye out for painted canvasses at my favorite thrift store.  I promise, there is always at least one – and always cost less than a dollar.  I mean, who in their […]

Alphabet Art Collages

Alphabet Art Collages

I finally did something with all of those alphabet art photos I traipsed all over town to take four! YEARS ago.  I had a hard time finding some of the letters and so had to change my mind on a couple of the collages I wanted […]