Sunday, September 11, 2011

Deck Collapse Be Darned, Pufferbilly Days Goes On!

Hi there!

It's been so fun seeing people out and about during Pufferbilly Days in downtown Boone! We have had some really great feedback and conversations with customers in our booth.

However, our new display didn't come without some of it's own headaches!

On Thursday, I picked up these three bifold doors from the Habitat for Humanity Re-Store in Des Moines. I also got three hinges. Total cost: $35.00

On Friday night, after my husband got home from a long day of school and work and we put the baby to bed, we decided to actually finish the display since I had to put it up at 7:30 am Saturday.

So, we get all the hinges put on the doors and it's really driving my husband crazy the doors come in three different colors. (different shades of white) He really wants to paint them. I try to reason that since it's 10:30 at night, painting wouldn't be an ideal idea. But he said he would help. So we grabbed a random can of paint we found in our basement (the label indicates that it was mixed in 2005), the only painting tools we could find (a brush and a corner paint pad) and started to paint the doors. I dragged a tall lamp out from our living room to give us a bit of extra light.

Then the deck collapsed from under us. Seriously. The corner just fell in while we're standing on it painting. Apparently, the corner wasn't braced. Then, as if another thing couldn't go wrong, my husband went to move the lamp (which was on a stable part of the deck) a foot so we could get off said collapsed deck and the base of the lamp just crumbled and broke. I couldn't stop laughing. I turned to him and said "I'm pretty sure we're supposed to take the hint that painting these doors were a mistake!"

I did get one beat up coat on the doors, and they worked fantastic. My booth is pretty much there. I like how it's a mix of old and new. That's kinda how I like to decorate. A touch of primitive with new modern twists.

Thank you to everyone that purchased something! I can still take orders online and I will be at the Red Barn Craft Show in Jefferson, Iowa this coming Saturday as well!

The bi-fold doors worked great! The paint wasn't too bad either.

Hair flowers & artwork

Wipes, bibs and signs!

Baby leggings!

Lots of interest and comments but no bites yet on these two windows!

Booth...screen, table and bi-fold doors.

Pretty proud of my new display!


1 comment

Three Seas & Co. Greeting Cards said...

I love your bifold door idea. I'm thinking of doing the same as a display for my crafts shows. I'm just curious, were the doors fairly stable? I would hate for it to get knocked over when someone is taking something off the door to look at it. Thanks so much for your help!

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