When we arrived, the space was empty and clean and ready for us to get to work.
It only took a few minutes with a screwdriver to pull the staples and take down the wrinkled burlap ... which I saved to use for projects later. The panel of pink was wrapping paper, which came right off with a little yank. The Husband's part of the job was to screw these weathered green wood shutters to the wall ... I got a great deal on a pile of these at the Richmond Habitat ReStore a few months ago. All we had to do was dust them off and wipe them down with a damp cloth. They are beautifully worn and the color is perfect!
Shutters finished ... and I love how they look!
While he was working on the shutters, my job was to paint the shelves. The yellow sponge painting on the tan shelves was awful, and it had to go.
The color I chose is Farrow and Ball's 'Lamp Room Grey', color-matched in Valspar paint, in a satin finish. It's a lovely blue-green-grey, and I think will provide a perfect background.
Bye bye, sponge painting.
This looks SO much better!
I have to go back to the store to get more paint, because one quart wasn't QUITE enough.
The mall manager came by while we were working to see how things were coming along, and she loved how nice the booth is looking so far ... and we both wondered what the previous tenants were thinking with the sponge painting.
Here is the booth Before and After:
These were consignment items.
Wall of shutters and new paint ... so much better!
I think I came up with the perfect name for this space.
Within a week, I should be moving my first items into the space. I don't really have enough things finished to fill it yet, but I think I can make a fairly respectable display. After Christmas, I will have more time to spend sorting through projects ... refinishing and painting what I can, and selling some of them as is. My brain is whirling with the possibilities!
(Can you tell that I'm really excited?)