I’ve spent a lot of time painting the past few weeks and by the time I hit the last week of March, I was finally able to fully restock the booth once again. I packed it as full as I could get it. I took every piece of furniture I had blocking the walkway to the front door to The Pickers Market and breathed a sigh of relief. This is how the booth looked at the end of March.
It had been a week of continuous hauling, shopping and cleaning inventory items. To be perfectly honest, I was drained. I took the last Friday of the month to get all of my tax information together for my appointment the next afternoon. I thought I was fairly prepared with my receipts and sales figures but it took both days, all day, to get it in working order. I greeted my tax advisor with notebook paper, pencil scratching and binder clips. She was really sweet. She also kindly printed out fill-in-the-blank charts to help make 2015 a little easier. Oh my word, lesson learned. Thankfully, a new system is already in place. It was almost 8pm on Saturday night when we got home. I was so ready for bed. So. Ready. I quickly checked my emails and saw the daily sales report. If you look at the above picture in the very back of my booth is a nine-drawer dresser. That nine-drawer dresser had sold. I went to sleep knowing I had already exhausted my back up pieces of furniture just a few days earlier.
Sunday afternoon I headed to one of my secret shopping places called The Warehouse completely desperate. I needed to find a piece of furniture in good condition because I did not have time for any repairs. I was so relieved to find this three-drawer dresser met all of my needs.
It even had all of the hardware in tact.
I had a little bit of paint left over from the nine drawer sea glass inspired dresser so I used the rest of that and altered it a bit to achieve more of a mint green sea glass color. It looks almost white in this picture but that’s how pale the green is.
After two coats of custom mixed Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, lightly sanded with 220-grit sandpaper and sealed with clear furniture wax another piece was finally ready to take to the booth.
Believe it or not it’s not always easy to find nautical charts of this area so we’ve been happily collecting these for a few years now. The shells were a gift from my sister LiLi and I bought the old water marker before I even started “in the biz.”
I took this picture last Tuesday morning around 6:30 when I started packing up things to take to the booth so I’ll try to get a few more shots once I have it all staged. I’m headed out again this week to find more furniture. I really need to rebuild my stash. Wish me luck!