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Ready for Spring

After the recent Spring snow we had this weekend,  I am so ready for Spring.  Spring brings some of my favorite things…yard sales, flipflops, and longer days.

We updated our booth at Black Dog Salvage with more bright vibrant colors for Spring.  Below is a preview of some of the one of a kind items we have available:

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Reminiscing …

For as long as I can remember I have always loved painting furniture.  Last year I decided to turn my hobby into a little business venture.  I call it my retirement fund :).

Yesterday was my daughter’s 21st birthday and I came across this photo that shows one of my early pieces.  I found this little bench that I painted, stenciled, and recovered for my office.  Dana’s little Pebbles hairdo is covering part of the stencil.  She had so much hair that we came up with this little “do” to keep it out of her face….poor baby.

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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!