Getting Ready for a Craft Show – with the help of Craigslist

Anything can be possible when you’re resourceful and check with Craigslist.  Perhaps we are just lucky here in the Denver metro area with our Craigslist activity as I find so much for free or for next to very little cost like this $25 dining room hutch.

I was asked to attend the Jazz on 2nd Festival in Niwot to sell my wares.  Not planning on selling at any shows during the summer, I wasn’t, let’s say, prepared. So, I’ve been a bit busy trying to get everything ready and together making sure I have enough of everything.

I’ve been trying to think of how I’m going to set up my booth so it’s not just a lonely looking table.  I want it to be interesting and inviting and colorful.  However, I don’t want to spend a lot of money on it {because everything I do is on a budget, you know how it is}

So, I’ve been checking out my favorite places, Craigslist and Goodwill.

I got these plantation shutters for FREE on Craigslist

I’ve been spray painting!  So, you know I’ve been happy!!

I added a lovely robin’s egg blue spray paint to these FREE shutters to give them a new updated look.

I’ve also painted some paper plates…

But, I have another post for what I’m doing with those in the future for you!

Here is the link to the craft show in Niwot so you can see what I did with the paper plates!!

It has to do with getting ready for a Craft Show inexpensively as well.  Kind of proud of my little idea and can’t wait to share it with you!  It’ll have to wait till after the show though.


xo Tara


  1. That’s my favorite color too!! Love the shutters.

  2. Wow, what a beautiful transformation. It’s a wonderfully NEW look and a great idea too. I’ll bookmark you so I can check back to see how you used this in your show. Good luck.

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