Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Displaying one step at the time....

You just never know where inspiration will come from, do you?

Reading one of our favorite blogs Blondie 'N' SC, written by Tara one of our favorite customers, Clara learnt of Tara's love for vintage ladders, and while admiring her last project: "a small but tidy linen closet" as Tara calls it, Clara had a visit from the Inspiration Fairy!

....vintage....ladder....repurpose....inexpensive....Ta da!!!! and just like that, this post and our new cards display were born!

After months and months of trying to come up with a cool display for our cards, and thanks to this picture from Tara's blog

Clara remembered the old ladder we bought at least 7 years ago in a junk sale and that we had never used (scary, I know...). The ladder was still there, in a corner of the garage just waiting... Then, finally happened... the old ladder got a makeover...The magic white paint did what it does best: turned drab into fab, satin ribbon was criss-crossed adding a little glam....

transforming our junk sale treasure in a space-saver card display....

We have to admit that the ladder was for sale for about 6 hours until we realized how much we loved it and how many more cards and tags we are selling out of it. Now the old ladder has a "Sorry, not for sale at this time" sign, after all, she was very faithful and waited a long time for us, we can't just sell it!!!

So Ladies, keep your eyes open for those old ladders that are just not safe anymore to be climbed. You can use it to display your Christmas Cards ........

and after the Holidays, your beautiful linen collection!

1 comment:

Tara said...

Love that idea! I can't wait to come in and see your new/old ladder!! And very true, you never know where your inspiration will come from~ :)

have a great weekend!

~ Tara ~