I have a big announcement. RK & I have opened up a space to sell our crafts at a co-op boutique in our home town! Very exciting stuff…but also very stressful, as we threw this altogether in approx 3 weeks.
The primary items we will be selling will be our jewelry, but we will also sell the occasional sewing project, hand bound journal, feather headbands, and of course, bots.
Oh, you wanna see some pictures? I was hoping you would ask Well first off, the name of the space is- what else, but ridiculously adorable! Here is our shop sign:
Here is an overview of the space, then I’ll break down each area:
So on the back wall, we have a jewelry table with all of the necklaces & bracelets, plus a few earrings:
To the left of that table, we have an unused door from my house which we used to hang up RK’s handmade scarves and gloves. I wish you could feel the yarn through the monitor, they are deliciously soft:
And to the left of that, we have the magnet bots:
To display the bots, I used cookie sheets purchased at the dollar store for them to stick to. To label them, I created cards that look like polaroids from cardstock, and did my best to draw in an appropriate background for each bot. Here is a closeup of one of the trays:
The table facing the bot table is our main earring display, along with some journals and headbands. The half moon tables that are the base on each side were actually purchased as a single table from a 2nd hand shop. We separated the halves, and added some back legs, (which were generously donated from our buddy Rob.) and slapped on some white paint:
Thanks again Rob!
Truth be told, pretty much all of the furniture we used was picked up hastily last week at Goodwill!
The screens that are holding the earrings up is from an old fireplace screen that I picked up at a pay by the pound (wait for it……) Goodwill! I strung picture hanging wire across the sides to hang the earrings from, and voila:
I made all of the earring display cards from cardstock, and my dad kindly printed off clear labels with our shop name for us to put on the cards. Thanks for all your patience dad
So today is the big grand opening of the store, complete with a ribbon cutting with the Mayor!
It was quite the whirlwind to get this space up and running, and am glad the initial push is all over with. I have to give a HUGE thank you to all of our friends & family that offered their help and emotional support through all of the stress and rush to pull this together. You guys are the best!