At times I struggle about posting for the business my sister and law and I share, Worthy Goods, on this blog. I don't want to be redundant... so if you want to hear all about how fantastic the Barn House Vintage Market was last weekend... pop on over to our Worthy Goods blog and check it out! Click right HERE and off you go!
Today I'm taking you behind the scenes for a look at what happens when prepping for a show...
Often the purchase of some cool antique or vintage item will drive the theme for an event such as Barn House.
This year it was a pair of gorgeous turn-of-the-century iron canopy beds.
Yes, I said a PAIR!
The beds were painted yellow and our original idea was to paint them white. There were two compelling reasons to keep them yellow. First, all the gorgeous patina would be lost. Second, do you know how long it would take to paint canopy beds?!
After a color brainstorming session Debbie and I chose white, yellow and gray as the perfect color story for our space at Barn House.
Part of the design was to have our space chock full of gorgeous items made with linen in all three shades. But there was one little obstacle. We couldn't find gray linen anywhere! We finally found the perfect gray and they were out of stock until mid July (too late)!
What's a girl to do? Dye her own! We had a Worthy Goods work day at my house and taught ourselves how to dye linen. After a few set backs and phone calls to the dye help line, Debbie and I had several yards of lovely gray linen.
We are both easily excited and easily distracted. So after successfully dying a few yards of fabric we had to see what everything would look like together. We set up one of the beds in the yard and added a ticking mattress, a feather bed, two different options for curtains and the gray fabric.
Time to try things out. The feather bed was cushy heaven...
After much planning and sewing, Worthy Goods ended up with several sets of gorgeous linen pillow cases, twin sheets, linen covered feather beds, pillows and table runners.