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Our First Year in Review

We started this journey a little over a year ago as a creative way to enjoy a hobby…picking and painting and to rotate out staging inventory from our staging business Shows Great Home Staging.  We had no idea how fast our little venture would take off and how much we would grow in one year.  We were fortunate that our booth was located at Black Dog Salvage (home of the hit new reality show Salvage Dawgs) where people from all over the country stop in the tour this amazing place.

Our First Booth – November 2011.

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In January 2012 we updated the booth with black, silver, and red.

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We spent January and February Picking and Painting and were ready to move to a larger space.

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The booth sold out quickly and it was time to restock.  We moved to a larger space and stocked the booth for summer.

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Sold out and restocked again a few weeks later…

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By August we had moved again to a more visible space right beside the Annie Sloan paints.

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Ready for the Holiday…

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Next week we will begin a new year at Designing Pickers.  Lots more picking, painting, and new stuff for the booth.  This first year has been a wild ride… we have had some fun, met some nice people, and learned a lot.  We are looking forward to 2013 and we hope to see you along the way.  Happy New Year from Designing Pickers!

The Designing Pickers Booth Now Has A New Look!

It has been a while since I have written a blog post and I really need to get better at this but this summer has been crazy busy.  We have moved the booth 3 times, to new bigger, more visible  locations at Black Dog Salvage.  It has been amazing at how great business has been during out first year of business.  We have a hard time keeping the booth stocked because things are going out as fast as we move them in, but that is a good thing.

This has been a busy week.  I have painted the booth a great color called Ocean Storm.  It works well to show up our Fall and Winter merchandise we have planned for the booth.  I have found a new way to “pick” from my home by searching online auctions.  My friend, Tommy Wagner has one of the best sites around.  Check out Tommy Wagner Auctions for lots of great stuff.  I purchased some great decorating accessories this week from his latest auction.  I have been doing a lot of picking this week and have found some really cool items for painting.  Now to just find the time to paint…that is the real problem because our staging business has been busier this year than ever.

Check out our new booth…  we would to hear your comments.