I’m never really ready to go. Even when I’m there I realize that I wasn’t really ready to go and I’ve forgotten, oh you know, the price tags, the signs, the Windex, the cash etc etc….
But, nevertheless, it’s up at 4AM tomorrow to hit the road!
And then I get to stand around in a parking lot all day!
Honestly, though, the customers are fun and the folks who run the booths on either side of me are just the best. David, who sell cufflinks has been doing this for, I kid you not, 30 years. He’s been at the Rose Bowl for 30 years! He knows everyone and everyone knows him.
The couple on the other side are professors and do this as a fun hobby. They too have been doing it for decades. They raised their charming daughter at the Rose Bowl and now she sells things there. Amazing. Couldn’t ask for better people to spend an afternoon in a parking lot with.
But I promised before and afters this time around so here we go with the first one.
So, after my big “I’m so eclectic, I can’t decide what to do” fest in my last post the horror is that I painted this first piece white. I’d actually planned to do something totally different but it didn’t work and time was running out so, with my eye on the bottom line, an antique white became the way to go.
As you may recall this little table was in bad shape and missing chunks of its edge detail.
A little Bondo, a little (a lot) of sanding, some patching and priming
And, for the buyer, the beauty is you can swap it out with anything that suits your room or your mood or the season.
OK, off to bed.