Sunday, June 7, 2015

What's Going On Around Here

I have been the busy bee around here, trying to finish up a few things and getting ready for the new mall space.  My wire market cart has been waiting for a makeover for months so I finally pulled out my stash of bark cloth and started piecing it together this weekend.  It isn't quite ready for a reveal yet but I'm hoping by the end of the day.  It is hot here so it will be an indoor afternoon.
I went on the hunt for display shelves and found the short one at The Bins.  I wasn't having any luck finding a bigger one so I stopped at Division Street Antiques and told Nina what I was looking for. She immediately said she had one in the U-Haul that they hadn't unloaded yet.  Joe jumped in and pulled it out far enough for me to see and I said SOLD! It is homemade and kind of cobbled together and perfectly funky.
My vision is a green frame, white interior and the shelves and back covered in a couple different kinds of black and white paper that I found.  When I said I was going to paint it The Husband said maybe you should use "that water paint".  Huh?  What?  I am pretty sure he is talking about milk paint or chalk paint but where that came from, I don't have a clue.  I must talk in my sleep.
I did make one attempt to find chalk paint but my nearest Michael's doesn't carry it and I don't have time to chase around looking for it so I fell back on my typical "use what you have".  I wanted the frame to be Grandma Green, which is what I call nearly every shade of light green.  I dumped together every single bottle of light green craft paint in my stash and made Grandma Goop.
In case you are wondering, I DID finally get my workbench cleaned off, or at least as clean as it ever gets.  I have a little spot to work now, although I'm not going to show you what it looks like this morning - LOL!
 When I carried these two hatboxes in from the car The Husband said I must have been really desperate for some hat boxes. Well, no, not really.  I just couldn't bear to not rescue them.
I patched and glued and I think they have a few years left in them.
Back to the projects now.  I hope you are all having a great weekend!


Art and Sand said...

I love those hat boxes.

I don't know if you want to do this, but I have had Annie Sloan Chalk Paint shipped to the house. It is a bit more expensive, but it goes a long way and is wonderful to work with.

Annette said...

Oh, what fun you are having getting ready for the space. I remember getting ready for my first space was very exciting and invigorating. I think your shelves will look great! Stay cool and have fun. When do you move in?

Laurie said...

Oh that barkcloth looks yummy! I would have rescued those hat boxes, too. How exciting to be getting your booth ready!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your cart is going to be so happy once you finish its new liner. I love those fabrics. How exciting to be beautifying those shelves for your new space. It's warm here too, just working inside today.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Those shelves will be nice when you clean them up and I love the pretty prints on the fabric. I sure like Humpty Dumpty in the previous post too. I don't know how I missed him. I have a few Irmi odds and ends in my doll room. Enjoy your evening! Hugs, Diane

Annette said...

You really have been busy. I can't wait to see your space when you get settled in. Your Grandma Green display is going to look awesome!

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you are going to have a awesome looking booth. I would have loved to give you my old wood book cases from my old booth. You are off to a great start and I love those hat boxes.
Have fun getting ready and I hope you find some water/chalk paint. too funny!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Good old Joe and Nina..they always come through. Looks like the booth is coming together. Are were looking at a July 1 start?

Maureen said...

It must be so exciting (and a lot of hard work too) to have your booth coming together like that. Can't wait to see some pics when you are all set up!