Announcement Welcome to our Simply Shabby Shop!
Welcome to our Simply Shabby Shop!
In August 2011 we were walking around our local antique store. We noticed a sign that said a booth was going to be vacant soon. Out of curiosity, we asked the clerk how the whole consignment thing worked. She said booth spaces are hard to come by and if we wanted it we should act fast. Well...we did! We signed a contract without the first item to put in our booth!!! We had 1 month to get our act together! The only stuff we had made was some pieces that were in our house! We decided if we had to take the furniture out of our house to have something to put in our booth we were willing to do it! After a lot of hard work, we were able to create enough stuff to fill our booth! We had our Grand Opening the first week in September! Then we decided to do a few arts & crafts shows to try and get our name/brand out there. The owners of the antique store have another location in the neighboring state. They encouraged us to go see the other store because they didn't have a vendor who even came close to offering the type of stuff we have. So one Saturday afternoon we find ourselves visiting the store. And wouldn't you know it - there was 1 vacant booth!!! It was like fate! So we signed the contract! We had 2 weeks to move in! We scrambled around and got some stuff made, painted the walls, and moved in!
At some of our craft shows some of the other vendors asked if we were on etsy and Pinterest. I said I had never heard of either!!! So I immediately start researching! I started a Facebook page, joined Pinterest, and started my etsy shop!
We are having a blast in our new endeavor! Our date nights consist of "picking"!!! We go to thrift stores and auctions! We've been known to do occassional dumpster diving! Of course, we don't have a shop....we work in our garage! My car has been parked outside for months!!!!
Things have just moved along at such a quick pace sometimes I wonder if I can keep up! Who knows what the future holds! Stay tuned for the rest of the story...
Allen & Natalie McDonald
Simply Shabby was created to blend old and new. Our décor is made from re-purposed materials. We take old items that would ordinarily be thrown away and transform them into something beautiful and new.
I'm an interior designer with over 12 years experience in the kitchen and bath industry. I hold a Bachelor's of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Montevallo.
We now offer e-design services! My name is Natalie McDonald and I'm an interior designer with over 12 years experience in the kitchen and bath industry. I hold a Bachelor's of Science degree in Interior Design from the University of Montevallo. While I have been doing freelance work part time for years, I have decided to pursue it on a full time basis. Take a look at my portfolio and send me your field measurements! I'll be happy to provide you with a beautiful design complete with floor plan, elevations, perspectives, the whole nine yards! I can even provide item lists and installation notes! Let me help you create the kitchen of your clients' dreams!
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