April 24, 2014

Ticket Booth For The Polka Dot Flea

The biggest project for the Polka Dot Flea so far has been building the ticket booth...


Nope.  A lunch room table was just not going to work for me.  I had to build a ticket booth...with the help of my son.  This was not a one woman job!

We used all salvaged materials (see: a lot of curb shopping).  The only expense was $12 for hinges we used for folding legs.


The ticket booth is completely portable--it all comes apart to be transported and then reassembled at the Polka Dot Flea!


I dry-brushed fence boards and then made a wooden sign for the front of the ticket booth.


The top is a door covered (modge podged) with old magazines.


...and old shutters make up the sides


The canopy was made with coffee bean sacks 


I snagged the neighbor girl and the "grand-dog" for some pictures.


"Welcome to the Polka Dog Flea!"


Oh my gosh!  So many projects...so little time!

I know I should be humble.  ...but I have to say...I am really pleased with how the ticket booth turned out!



You can check out the Polka Dot Flea website HERE
Follow the Polka Dot Flea on FB HERE

Happy Creating!
Carol

34 comments:

Krista said...

You must have the energy of 10 women. I love how this turned out.

bee'nme said...

It's FABULOUS Carol - a work of art all in itself! LOVE the pastel dry brush technique - that should end up on some projects down the road... I SO wish I could be there for the Flea...I'm sure it's going to be amazing!

Lynn @The Vintage Nest said...

Carol, without a doubt, I know this show is going to be a huge success!!! xo

Unknown said...

How fun. Now pop some daisies in those wellies (rubber boots) and your good!

Unknown said...

How fun. Now pop some daisies in those wellies (rubber boots) and your good!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

AWESOME and I love your Grand dog helper!
It's coming together!!! EXCITING!!!
Thank you for the birthday wishes:)
warmly,
deb

Ann said...

So cute....everything is over the top vintage. P-D-F will be a big success, so much heart in everything you do.

Ann said...

So cute....everything is over the top vintage. P-D-F will be a big success, so much heart in everything you do.

Kathy said...

A-dorable!!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

It turned out so great, Carol...and the photo with your dog standing on it made me laugh!

Mimi Sue said...

Super awesome! Great job! Mimi

boopnut said...

It is great! You are so talented. I love the dry brushed boards....so pretty.
Deb

Kelley said...

That's humble, to be pleased with your hard work. It's spectacular! SOOO creative!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks great, Carol! It sounds like everything is coming together beautifully!

Ros Crawford said...

I LOVE that fencing!! The dog looks so cool!

Becky said...

I love it!

Lana @ The Oakley Office + the getlOh blog said...

GORGEOUS! Show-it-off ;)

Shelly said...

I adore the colors you used. The ticket booth will be a huge hit. Just love what you did.

Cynthia said...

Carol all I did was see the snippet in the email and said to myself this is going to be awesome. Man this is spot on, love it. You better have tons of pictures for the market for all of us to see. The grand dog is priceless.

Cynthia

Mari said...

Carol your ticket booth turned out awesome, I love the pretty colors and sign you created p, just fab my friend ;-)

Have a wonderful weekend~
Mari

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

YOU GO GIRL !!!! This is going to be the BEST event EVER.
(())

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, WOW your ticket booth is awesome. Love it!! Great job designing it and I love the dry brushing and the colors. How fun to have the neighbor girl and grand dog posing for the pics.
You are getting so much done. The flea is going to be a huge hit. Wish I was able to come!! Well, I know there will be many others to try and plan a trip for!!!
Have a great weekend.
hugs

Createology said...

Love your Polka Dot Flea Ticket Booth! Every single detail will truly enhance the success and fun of this venue. Great job by all.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I just adore this--the dry brushing in the different colors looks amazing! The dog is just too darn cute too :)

lynn said...

be sure to take the cute pup with you, carol:) love the booth!

Patti said...

I hardly have words to tell you, this is fantastic! I wish I lived closer and could drop by the show!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carol,

I am amazed at the ticket booth!! It's fantastic!I forever admire your creativity and talent. Wish I could visit you. I live in West Palm Beach, Florida. I am sure that you will have everyone at your booth and lots of sales. It was fun visiting you as always.
Have a beautiful weekend,
Janet
Janet's Creative Cottage
www.janetscreativecottage.blogspot.com

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

What a great use of materials! Portable and re-useable and oh so charming!!! I'm so excited for you~~~

Nancy said...

I Love it Carol!! And all the elements you used to make it with. I just had to sign up again to receive your posts by email, now to my personal address. Yahoo just isn't communicating with Blogs anymore. So I have some catching up to do here.

Huggs, Nancy

Debbie said...

So I got to the end, and now I have the song "Oh Lord, It's Hard To Be Humble" stuck in my head. It was an old country song from the '70s.

Oh Lord, it's hard to be humble...
When it's perfect in ev-er-y way...

Love it and it really is just perfect.

Connie said...

Hi Carol, great job! You have been so busy and you have so much energy. I'm afraid you would leave me behind in your dust, LOL. I love seeing all the fab things that you are doing to get ready. This is going to be an event to remember.
Now get a little rest if you can,
Your blogging sis, Connie :)

Donna said...

It's awesome, Carol! I love it, why be humble:)? Love the colors, and the pup is so cute, too! No fleas allowed!

Linda said...

Awesome! I love it! Love the kitty and the Grand Dog too! Good Luck it will be a huge success!! Hugs from me! Linda

Curtains in My Tree said...

The ticket booth is wonderful and your furry friends looks good showing it off