Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Daycare For My Inner Decorator

Daycare for my inner decorator, that's what my new booth at "The Roost" has become for me. I can play nice there for hours tweaking this and that. I've been told by the other vendors it's a process of layering, standing back and assessing and layering some more. Keeping in mind I started with an 8 x 10 space, in a metal building, with plywood walls, and a concrete floor.

I've got a long way to go until it is where I want it to be. My biggest challenge is I have my hands in everything. I have a few things that I have bought and just used as is, but a good 90% are things that I have either handcrafted from scratch, refinished, re-purposed or assembled.

While I love comes with a lot of pressure. I have recently been ill with one of the many virus' going around and instead of resting and concentrating on being well, I am obsessing over my booth.

 For anyone familiar with my profile, I have a health condition that makes staying well a challenge for me. My husband does a pretty good job of parenting me and bringing me back to reality when I'm being bad, but it is hard to admit I am not bulletproof.

So, today I decided it is what it is....for now. I am going to share photos of what I am calling "phase one". I have been a perfectionist all my life, which is a blessing and a curse all in one, so this is a big step for me.

I have a vision of what I would like the final result to be, but for now, this is steps, healthy baby steps.

Linking up to these lovely ladies:



Tam said...

i think you did a FANTASTIC job... I wish I were near enough to come & shop @ your booth! Bravo for you, you inspire me! Blessings...

artistamyjo said...

My booth is a bit bigger in the shop I'm in,but yes it does take some work and at 66 I'm a bit slower then I used to be. Just don't worry about it. I find people buy more if it doesn't look too perfect.

Kim said...

Hi Carrie! I'm so delighted to have stumbled upon your blog. We have so much in common. I'm a new follower for sure!
I'm in the process of opening a booth and it's so exciting! You have amazing pieces in yours.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I'm like you, I play in my booth for hours, rearranging and standing back, then when I get it all done someone comes and buys a table and I start all over......The nerve of those people buying our stuff LOL!!!


Debbi said...

Looks awesome Carrie! You will be an old pro before ya know it. Missed having lunch with you thursday...hope everything is okay. Would still like to get together soon

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Bwaaaa! I (sob) want a booth too! Gosh but it seems like that would be fun to do! I thought..I had written on your post but I don't see it??? Hmmmmm...
Merry Christmas!

Linda Carole Bloom said...

I'm a new follower, nice to meet you - and your booth looks very nice to me. A good mix of old and repurposed. Take care of yourself and Happy New Year!