Monday, August 29, 2011

handmade monday: market booth progress


Well, friends. I've made some progress and the booth is coming together! We bought a fence from resource, which I'm still undecided on whether or not I'll paint it. 

I've made some sketches as far as layout goes to give me an idea of where/how I want things merchandised. 

I bought this rug from Urban Outfitters to fill some empty space in the middle and add a "home-y" feel to my booth. 

I thrifted some $1 metal bins & baskets and spray painted them with a rustic looking brown/bronze.

I made this bench last week to display my owls on ((in above mentioned spray painted baskets/bins.))

I was inspired by some orchard bins that we used as product fixtures at work and decided to make my own rustic looking "oh, sweet joy handmade bin." I love the way it turned out, even though the wood wouldn't soak up the tint like I wanted. However, the color is uneven and I *love* that about it. 

I found a score of a vintage window at Eclectix ((a GEM of a vintage shop on Pearl St.)). This Anna Maria Horner fabric I had on hand will be perfect to achieve the look I was going for ((mentioned in this post)). It will also be a great edition to the guest bedroom while I'm not using it at market. 

I bought these cute hooks at anthropologie to add to the fence for handbags.

And finally, I'm working on a project this week that is turning something hideously ugly from urban outfitters into an incredibly shabby chic fixture for headbands and/or necklaces, so stay tuned ;)

Hooray! I now just need to crank out some inventory. Anyone wanna come over and make some rosettes, coffee cuffs, rings, necklaces, earrings, skirts, dresses, and owls? I pay in Oh, Sweet Joy loot! 

*wink*


love.




18 comments:

  1. It all looks great! I love that idea with the old window!

    If I could, I'd come make rosettes for you...I've become obsessed! So fun!

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  2. i LOVE that urban rug! in fact, i love all urban rugs! i want some!!

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  3. Be there in 19 hours & 28 minutes

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  4. omg i *LOVE* that vintage window... especially what you've done with the fabric beneath. what a find!!

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  5. I love the progress- it's going to be fantastic!

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  6. If I was in Colorado, I'd be there in a heartbeat! I'm excited to see how your display turns out!!

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  7. I wanna help!! :) Can't wait to see how it turns out!

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  8. its going to look great!!!

    ashley
    www.laluceimagery.blogspot.com

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  9. I am in Colorado and would love to meet you and make rosettes, but considering my lil one doesnt allow me the time to work on items for my Etsy shop, that probably won't work :( Everything so far looks great tho!
    Megan @ www.beautifulbitsofgrace.blogspot.com

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  10. You're killing me with all this cute-how perfect!

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  11. YOU GO KIM! everything looks amazin!
    i'd totes be over there in CO if i could sew...and i can't. :( feel free to send me some OSJ loot for being your support team, haha! ;)

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  12. Love your style! Your booth will look great.

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  13. this all looks and sounds like it will be amazing! ;-)

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  14. Love it!
    thinking you definitely need some goats or farm life to roam in front like your first pic!

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  15. Your booth perfectly describes the products it will contain. Bravo!

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  16. So, I read this post just before I got on the road and spent a good amount of my trip spaced out and daydreaming about how I would set up my booth. For the market I'm not participating in. You must be REALLY inspiring :)

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  17. Kim, it's going to look great! I'd probably want to live in that space. :) Lovin' that floral rug.

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