Since it’s been 2 years since I went to Glendale, I had a LOT of stuff. My goal was to rehome my stuff to people who appreciate it. I priced my items to sell. I rented 2 booths and they were both pretty full. I really am clueless about how to set up and display many items. Since I only do this once a year, I haven’t had a lot of practice. Many of the items I took would look best if displayed on some sort of wall—I need to rethink that next year.
I didn’t take many pictures and most of the pictures I took were long after I sold a lot because I forgot—too busy!
I showed you this picture in Friday’s post. Because I take such random pieces, it’s sort of hard to do a neat packing job.
Some items are new and not even blogged about yet—while other items are several years old.
SOLD (Home Sweet Home, drawer front coat rack, grow charts, chair shelf-tutorial coming soon)
Not sold (blue shutter magazine rack)
This was Friday night at the end of the day. I was there setting up from about 11-6 with a lunch break thrown in with family. I finally had to just shut it down and go home. My space was 2 booths, but the tents weren’t even because my neighbor built a building too close to my area. Because of this, there was a gap where the 2 tents came together, so I used a tarp overnight to keep the dew off of my stuff.
The small bench sold really early. I took 2 REALLY old (vinyl) window projects Home Sweet Home Every Love Story and they both sold because I priced them low. The large white chalkboard and easel SOLD. The chalkboard leaning against the vintage door display sold. I’ve had it for a really long time.
Saturday morning. The weather was cool, and gloomy most of the day—but it didn’t keep the thousands of people away. On the left you can see the window cabinet (sold) in the middle is the repurposed mirror into a chalkboard (sold). The small gray shelf sold too.(tutorial coming soon)
I sold several of the wedding signs, but not nearly enough. They were heavily discounted compared to my Etsy store prices.
These are the items that would look best hanging up. The blue headboard chalkboard, green headboard wall shelf (barely seen here) white bunk bed coat rack, red headboard stocking hanger, and white coatrack shelf (tutorial coming soon) (all of these sold, but I priced them to sell)
The blue headboard (chalkboard coat rack) was not only popular online, but two people were trying to buy it at the same time. I felt so bad for the lady who lost out on it.
The cabinet door chalkboards are from a couple of years ago—most sold. The ceramic tiles are from when I had my booth at the craft store. I sold several (CHEAP) The rustic shadow box, which I LOVED (above the grow charts) sold as well.
The porch post and wooden caddy both have found new homes as well.
I don’t think a single person even looked at the pegboard craft station made from the medicine cabinet. I did NOT want to bring it home, it’s HUGE. The green chalkboard finally found a new home. I’ve had it for FOUR years!
I rushed to do this bench last week. It wouldn’t fit in the truck on Friday, so I took it Saturday morning and left it in the truck till I had room to put it in the booth. No sooner than it arrived in the booth, it sold. We placed it in my niece’s booth next door to hold for the lady who bought it, and everyone was still trying to buy it. We had to end up putting a big cardboard SOLD sign on it. (I’ll show you the details on it soon) This too was priced to sell.
The bar came back home with me because the buyer is local. The doorknob coat rack was bought, and I held it for the buyer. She never came back. I generally ask for phone numbers just for this reason. When I called her, she had already left. She told me she couldn’t find my booth when she was ready to leave the show. Note to self, next time get their number and give them MY number. Waiting to hear back from her to find out if she wants to come pick it up or get a refund via paypal.
This was my most successful show yet, which surprises me because my prices were so incredibly low. I need to have an inventory reduction sale. I plan to offer most of my remaining projects on my personal facebook page for family and friends.
As I write this post on Sunday night, everything is put away—well projects and such. The items that came in the house, like tablecloths and those sort of things still need to be dealt with. I must confess I am exhausted after 3 days of very hard work. Packed the truck Thursday night, set up all day Friday and a 14 hour day on Saturday. I told me niece on Friday that I probably wouldn’t be back next year, but by the end of day Saturday, I of course caved and booked 2 more booths for next year. Remind me next September that I need to hire some elves, will ya?
Okay, I’m rambling from exhaustion.
Tomorrow I have a fabulous Ikea Tarva Hack sponsored by Homeright! You won’t want to miss it.