Wednesday, December 15, 2010
I digress. This is the first year the Secret Shop was in a new location. I think it had been in the old location forever, a cute little cottage without a lot of space but very homey. So, the folks that ran it knew what it looked like in the past and were having trouble picturing what it could look like in the new space. I saw so many possibilities. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to order any new vinyl so we went with what I had. The blue snowflakes matched the table clothes nicely, the red actually looked a little out of place but I don't think folks noticed too much.
here. Well, shower curtains to the rescue, again. We wanted something to divide the room and keep the little ones in the correct area. I created a PVC pipe frame using 1 inch PVC pipe, 2 foot by 2 foot pieces of 1/2 inch press board (ply wood to some of you) and either T connectors or elbow connectors. This really was an easy, inexpensive way to make this project work.
When I started adding up what I spent, I used almost 20 sheets of vinyl, 7 shower curtains, 6 rolls of ribbon (bought with 40% off coupons from Michaels) about 10 PVC pipes cut to the appropriate lengths and 1 piece of press board. The entire project (even with the vinyl) was about $100. Everything is reusable, except for the lettering on the wall. That will need to be recut next year.
I have a ton of things I'm working on but I'm running out of time to get them posted. I may be flooding folks right after Christmas. I'll try to do pictures of all the baked goods I've been working on. My cookie tins need to be mailed on Thursday.