Not-too-shabby "cashier" tableNovember 12th, 2008 in member junk
When we do fleamarket/antique shows, we’ve always just set our cashier space up on one of our tables that we’re selling and we always end up having to move, rearrange, etc. to keep doing business…and keeping all our supplies in an old suitcase – so, we pretty much just worked “out of a suitcase” – which wasn’t very efficient.
So, we decided to start our quest for the perfect table…
This past fall we found this forlorn sidetable at a fleamarket (…and it was screaming to be saved), and we knew exactly what it wanted to be…our new “cashier” table. It was, of course, an old varnished, crackly finish, and “had” to be painted. I painted the drawers this wonderful dark, sort of fuchsia color (bargain spray paint from the discount store…), and then dry brushed with white to tone it down. The old crackly finish underneath really added some character to it. I distressed the finish with my trusty "mouse" sander. I used some random knobs for fun (and function…). I already had a wooden cutlery organizer that I painted and “decorated” with scrapbook paper to hold all our $$$$ - we can keep checks sorted from the cash – we are going to be sooooo organized. The top drawer will hold tissue paper for wrapping.
We had some small shutters, and as if they were “MFEO” (“Sleepless in Seattle” fans…you know what that means – I’ve watched that movie WAY too many times…) – it fit perfect – no cutting involved…and provides a nice shelf to put our basket of supplies (scissors, tape, calculator, etc.) on so they’re out of the way and pretty much out of sight – and it of course is that beautiful fuchsia color too… I attached an old door handle to the side so we can hang our “bag of bags” so they’re handy. I found a vintage metal “CASHIER” sign at an antique mall – and had to have it!
As I write this, I’m thinking now I need to find something to attach to the front to hold our business cards too…and maybe a few pieces of junk just for fun…it never ends…
Terri is sewing up some cute slipcovers for a couple folding chairs, and we’re ready for business!!!
We’re going to have to put a “NFS” tag on this one – we definitely don’t want to sell it!!
Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Kathy
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