Monday, January 18, 2010

New Adventure

This post has been a work in progress for months. Way back in November I made a huge leap and bought a space/building at a trade days in Wimberly, Texas. It will be open one Saturday a month starting in March. I still don't have good pictures of it, here is one with the prior owners merchandise....

Inside is 16x16, and it has a cute little porch. Any ideas on what color to paint it? Right now I'm thinking red or a grey/blue...Help?

My parents and I love going to auctions. Have you ever been to one? We have a blast. Have you ever been to http://www.auctionzip.com/? It gives you a list of upcoming auctions in your area. I found an auction that I thought I could pick up some inventory and displays. It was an estate auction of a couple who had a wood working shop. I hit the jackpot. Midway through the auction, we were in a storage building. One wall was lined with shelves that were loaded with boxes and wood pieces. They wanted to sell everything but the shelves. I said I'd give them $15, and nobody raised my bid. It didn't look like much until we started loading it. I'll have more pictures later, but here is a start. This all was on that wall..

I bought the wall of junk because I could see some boards that I could use to make shelves. So it was fun opening up all the boxes and seeing what was inside. I like some of these house shapes (this is box 1 of 5 of these houses).

At this point I think only about a 1/4 of the trailer is emptied. I got overwhelmed and forgot to take picture of the rest.

I also got another trailer load of displays and lumber. I'm unloaded that one tonight. Just wait until you see my future checkout counter.....

7 comments:

M KD Wilson said...

i don't think all of that would even fit in our flat...good job! looks like you've got enough materials to last you a good while!

Gage and Molly said...

That's AWESOME!!!

Kristi Flanagan said...

Lucky girl on that auction! I'm jealous of all the wood - I love to paint!

Thanks for visiting my blog!

Krist
Punkin Seed Productions

Jen R. said...

Wow! What a deal you got!!! Congrats on your space. I think something neutral would be good so it didn't fight what wonderful things you were making!

Kitty said...

OMG! how exciting! Can't wait until it's open and to hear more! I am leaning toward the red paint. :)

Cheryl said...

Well now! I pop in and find all sorts of exciting things going on. NOW THIS IS SOMETHING I'M GOING TO FOLLOW!

Good luck with everything!

Erin said...

Steph - Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting! I'm new to blogging so it's exciting when new people stop by. :)

I am SO excited for you and your new space!!! I look forward to hearing more about it. This would be a dream come true for me.