Robertson shared that the store has been doing well so far, and that word seems to be getting out. Because Booth 121 features the work of many different artists, the inventory is always changing.
Robertson is, however, still looking for more artists to share their projects in her store. She explained that she works with artists on a commission-based split and tries to keep consignment rates reasonable.
For Robertson, opening her own business has required hard work and long hours, but she said it’s all worth it.
“It’s what you do when your job is your passion” she said.
Leah Robertson, who has enjoyed creating upcycled treasures for several years, opened a retail store called Booth 121 in November. The store, which is located at 6203 Monona Drive, features Robertson’s work, as well as projects created by a number of other artists.
via Booth 121 features variety of upcycled projects – The Herald-Independent: The Herald-Independent.
The vivid colors and patterns Murphy applies to the furniture reference the “unpolished potential” of her hometown Margate, a British seaside resort that had been popular in the 1950s as a tourist destination, but has since fallen in disrepair with many of the landmarks closed, burned down, or removed.
via Zoe Murphy revives unwanted furniture into gorgeous and whimsical pieces | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.
Matthew Stepp (left) and Mike Weston of Rusted Raven Furniture Co. upcycle furniture at their workshop in Hampden. Ashley L. Conti | BDN
Stepp and Weston are among several artists in Maine who are upcycling furniture and restoring old pieces.
via Upcycling, restoration breathe life into old castaways — Living — Bangor Daily News — BDN Maine.