Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My first sale!!!!!!

Okay, I know I have disappeared for a couple of weeks but now I'm back.  As I mentioned a couple of posts ago, I took a baby step (which seemed like a big step for me) and opened a booth.  Okay, okay, a half booth.  So needless to say, I was getting ready for the move in.  But to keep you in suspense, I will post pictures of my booth later this week.  Today you will get a sneak peek.

I'm going to share with you my first sale as a vendor:)  (I'm giddy with giggles!)  I purchased this desk at the auction.  You can tell from the close up that it was in rough shape.

It's pretty obvious that I had to refinish the top.  I painted the rest a cream.  Here is where you get to see a sneak peak of my booth as well as the desk.

I am very happy with how it turned out.  As of today, I sold the desk and the chair!!  I would have done some cartwheels but I'm pretty sure that I would have broken my neck.  I would love to know what you think.  

I'm sharing this over at:
Domestically Speaking  http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
 Furniture Feature Fridays


  1. hi Julie - that is great news. you did a beautiful job! I'm loving doing up furniture and selling it. So exciting to have people love your creations isnt it!
    cheers Fiona

  2. Your desk turned out great and the little chair is perfect with it.
    good job and congratulations!

  3. Well why are you so surprised? That desk and chair are so darn cute and so well done who wouldn't buy it? Congratulations, I can't wait to follow your success. Baby steps are always a good thing.

  4. Congrats on opening up a 1/2 booth :) Yay! I've had a booth for 3 years and I love it! I hope you will too. Looks like you had a very good first day. The desk is beautiful! The two toned look is always a winner!
    Enjoy your new adventure! :)

  5. Congratulations on your first sales!! I am not surprised the desk and the chair sold - they are both gorgeous! I love the finish you gave to the desk and the slip cover is adorable.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment on my chandelier :)


  6. Congratulations on your new booth. I wish there were places like that in New York. Your desk turned our great. Thanks for stopping by! Hope your shreaded bowl turned out great too.

  7. Oh my goodness - I LOVE it! I just scrolled back through your blog and saw a few more makeovers. I have a feeling you'll have a very successful booth! Thanks so much for the sweet comment on my Mary collection... Donna

  8. Congrats Julie! I love this desk! I have one exactly like it waiting on me in the basement. It's going to be my blogging desk:) Congrats on your first sale! I am sure there will be more to come!

  9. Great job! I especially love the rope trim- great work refinishing it!

  10. You did an excellent job, love it!

  11. Wow, what a nice makeover! Love what you did with it!

  12. Love how your desk and chair turned out, and congratulations on your sale!

  13. I know that "skeery" feeling too as I just opened my space at an antique mall . Will pick up my first paycheck on Monday and yep...I get a paycheck...I sold stuff...yay! Your desk and chair are charming. Love the two tone job you did on the desk. And if you want to make some more money let me know. I would love to have my computer chair covered in a cute little set like the one you made. xo

  14. Oh, it looks awesome! I love the way you left the top natural and painted the bottom.

    I'd love it if you'd come link this up over at Favorite Things Friday.


  15. Julie, it looks so good!! And I love the typewriter and slipcovered chair as well. So beautiful! I'm not surprised it sold so fast. :)


I would really enjoy knowing what you think. I love getting your comments!