A Display Unit for the Booth

A Display Unit for the Booth

When January found me selling me out of almost every piece of painted furniture I had in the booth I knew I needed to make some changes about the way I kept the booth stocked. Since I don’t have a huge truck or trailer to go to auctions or estate sales and load up on multiple pieces of furniture at once, I asked S to build me a display unit that I could leave in my booth on a permanent basis.

A Few Treasures and a China Hutch

A Few Treasures and a China Hutch

After meeting a friend for lunch last Friday I had time to run into 3 stores to search for new inventory. You guys know I need several pieces of furniture but after only finding a handful of smalls lately I was getting a bit discouraged. I left empty handed in the first store. In the second I found 2 vintage suitcases and a few interesting treasures but still no furniture. Time was running out and I headed for the last store. The sale of the day was on furniture. The china hutch I found had been there for a while and with the sale it was within $5 of my budget.

A Few Finds and a Duck Egg Nightstand Makeover

A Few Finds and a Duck Egg Nightstand Makeover

I’ve spent the past few weeks shopping for new inventory items for my booth at The Pickers Market. Restocking a booth is like finding items for your home. It takes a while to capture just the right look you’re after. I found this three-drawer nightstand a few weeks ago. I painted it with two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Duck Egg. A lot of my customers have beach cottages or live in condos. I can imagine this nightstand tucked between two iron beds covered with sun-drenched quilts.

Goodbye January, Hello February

Goodbye January, Hello February

It seems so hard to believe that January has almost come and gone. I swear it seems like just yesterday we were yelling “Happy New Year!” One of my favorite things about this month is that after spending extra time with family and friends over the holiday season, January holds a promise of both new adventures and of dreams yet to be realized. Goodbye January, it’s been fun. February, if you’re listening, I can’t wait to see what adventures you have in store for me!

ASCP Country Grey Dresser Makeover

ASCP Country Grey Dresser Makeover

I was at the Renninger’s Extravaganza with my Mom when I found out I had a big hole in my booth after one of the dressers had sold. No worries, I had another dresser in my garage waiting to be painted. For this dresser makeover, I used two coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Country Grey and followed with clear furniture paste wax. All the details were highlighted using Annie Sloan Old White.