The big hutch is gone!
It's 'Last Call' on these white chairs. At $15 apiece they were a good deal for someone who wanted a project, but no one seemed interested. I brought them home with me, and I plan to repaint and upholster them myself. If you're interested in them as is, or would like to have a say in their redo and put in a custom order, shoot me an email because they're now in the queue in my workshop.
I'm learning as I go with this endeavor. For the time being, I won't bring any more raw project pieces to the booth. Most folks appear to want things that are finished.
Here we are, after I moved things around and added some new stuff.
The red settee is the next thing on the chopping block. If it's still at the booth when I go there later today, I will bring it home and I will slipcover it, probably in dropcloth with painted legs and a cute pleated skirt. It is coming home with me because I need the space for some finished items that are stacking up in my basement. The Husband was out of town last week, and I got lots and LOTS accomplished! (Why is it always like this?)
The barn prints, the red shelves, the step basket, and lots of other stuff are new.
Another challenge has been learning how to arrange my merchandise within the booth to make best use of the space and to showcase the items as well as I can. I'm restricted by the current configuration of the booth itself ... I can't move the shelves on the back wall, and there's a shelf on the right wall that's about shin high ... you can sort of see it behind the green chairs in the photo above. That wall used to be filled with adjustable shelves, but haven't needed them so I removed them.
I don't want things to look junky and jumbled ... but I don't want it to look bare, either.
One of my favorite items is still here, this T. G. Green 'Spectrum cheese dome ... perhaps no one has come yet who knows what this is. If I had a place at home for it, I would so want to keep it.
I love this thing!
It feels wonderful that things in the booth are selling. My job now is to make sure that the merchandise is fresh every week, to make things appealing to customers who come into the shop on a regular basis ... rotating merchandise out that hasn't sold, rearranging what is still there, and bringing in things that are new and different ... I'm having so much fun! The best part is, this is turning out to be a good way to clear out some things that are causing clutter and chaos here at home.