Open for Business

It’s been a long week! Monday and Tuesday were dedicated to cleaning and whitewashing the booth, I love the red floor and the light, so white will show off the stuff the best..especially since so many other booths are painted dark colors in a dark place. As I was moving stuff in on Wednesday, I went home to get another load …and returned to my first sale…yipee!! The chair had only been in the booth for an hour!

First only an hour!

It’s still a bit sparse, but I’d rather hold stuff back than to let it get cluttered. It needs more…but not too much more. I have to give Morgan at the Brick House a shout out since I copied her furry bench job. I wanted to use Icelandic sheepskin, you know, the really long hairy kind, sometimes referred to as “troll hair”?  Well, it’s too pricey for this project, so I went to TJ Maxx and bought a throw of faux fur for $40 and took a seam ripper and scissors to it.  I covered 2 stools, with some left over for another project. I really love the touch of color on the tips of the fur.  I’m only putting one furry stool in the booth at a time…don’t want to look like the “fur booth”.

furry throw seam ripper and scissors

benches before

furry long bench

ready to take to booth

booth 2

Today I went to add some more items and someone bought the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree I had as decoration!  I debated whether to put a price on it, but I know how much I hate it when things aren’t marked, so I did…figures!  I’ll go get another one this weekend.

For those wondering how this shakes out…My little wedge of 71″ x 82″ x 31.5″ costs me $95 a month.  They showed me another booth that was big and nice, but it was $200…too much pressure.  The mall takes 10% and pays all sales tax for me.  They’ll take my rent out of my sales (when there are enough sales).  I’m keeping a spreadsheet of inventory to help me keep up with things.  Phew…the goal was to be open by the weekend and I made it.  Tired.