Tuesday, November 15, 2011

a trip to the hardware store

happy frinesday!

well our weekend was very crafty and we both got a lot done. since we had rearranged things we needed a couple of things at the hardware store and i needed to pick up some things for my new suitcase! which by the way the orange one i found was horribly moldy inside and it didn't want to zip or up stand up straight so i would have been a sad display. but i wasn't discouraged because at one of the thrift stores i found this perfectly wonderful beaut!
 it rained pretty much all friday but once it stopped we rode over to the hardware store. we were there for waaay too long! i have never been at a hardware store for so long but it ended up being such a fruitful trip, they even have laundry detergent and sponges, who would have thought! oh and much needed lobster mitts!
the top i am wearing is one i got from the thrift store the previous day, i love it and any excuse to wear my favorite pants is okay with me!

once we unpacked we got to cutting. tom helped a lot with the cutting, thanks baby! he did a great job and   it is always fun working with him. he cut out the contact paper in the same shape as the inside of the suitcase and then we mounted it on foamcore to avoid wrinkles, plus it made it easier to screw the hooks in.

we hot glued the foamcore onto the suitcase. the fabric divider i kept because as things sell i can re-arrange my things and close off one portion of the display. i added lace to secure the divider in place when it isn't needed. snaps hold it in place so the lace can be easily taken off and put on. then i laid out my pieces and played with merchandising it. when i was satisfied i popped the hooks in.

it was hard to take a good picture of it but you get the point. i am really stoked on it and think it will be really great once in action. i am actually really looking forward to my craft fairs!

OH and for those of you who wanted to know more about my pumpkin pancakes, head on over to amy's blog!

xo,
cb

22 comments:

  1. That shirt is such a great score and I freakin' LOVE those pants! Your suitcase display looks great!

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  2. Wow this looks so great! I want one too - just to store my massive collection of accessories in:) I love the lobster mitt pic as well!

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  3. That dress is totally cute! What a perfect outfit! I love what you guys did with the suitcase. The woodgrain and hooks are a great idea.

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  4. LOVE your outfit and I love your new display, super cute. Also, sexiest lobster hands ever!

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  5. oh, i think that turned out great! i love it.

    -erin

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  6. cristie! That is so crafty really you guys are so talented! Im wanting to make a cat bed from a suitcase you have inspired me too now!

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  7. That is so great! I love it. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  8. This is a great project and is going to be awesome for your show. You're a very talented lady. :)

    -Sara-

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  9. That's a very nice display! The green also goes well with your jewelry.

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  10. This is the cutest thing ever! Love it, and good luck at the craft shows!

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  11. what a great idea! the pic of the gloves made me lol i use some big orange freezer gloves for transporting the big ice cream trays at work it reminded me how silly i must look in them haha

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  12. oh my gosh you have lobster hands! Every time I see lobster hands (its not very often) I think of this scene in the series Carnival where these two guys are racing to sign up the girl with lobster hands for their freak show. So yeah thats where my mind went.

    Anyhoo, your suitcase turned out awesome. who knew contact paper could look so good :)

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  13. This is BEYOND adorable! Great job putting it all together. I would totally buy something from this awesome display haha.

    Also, your adorable is too freaking cute!

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  14. what a cute display! having a helpful husband is the best!

    and lobster mitts are definitely a must have! what the hell were they for anyway? for keeping lobster's claws warm in the winter?

    <3

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  15. you guys are so clever that suitcase turned out great...i love seeing all your jewelry hung up

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  16. It's a triumph! And that picture of you with the lobster claws is hilarious - that's excactly the kind of thing I do in shops :)

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  17. wow, the suitcase look awesome! Love the thrift top, and laughed out loud at the lobster hands :D xox

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  18. I totally NEED lobster gloves... so glad to know I can run to the hardware store to find them...

    Your suitcase is adorable! That's such a handy dandy idea.

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  19. I've wanted to do this for a long time. You make it look so easy! I love it.

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  20. what a great looking display!

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  21. I love your shirt & outfit for that matter, soooooo fun and colorful!
    and LOVE new display projects! The suitcase was a sweet success. yey!
    xo.
    Des.

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xo,
cb