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« on: August 24, 2004 04:24:25 PM »

A.C. Moore was having a killer sale, so I went there and spent 23 bucks. I got these nifty cd crates that look like so:

They hold 25 standard cds... functional, yes, but very boring in plain wood. They were so inexpensive-- 2 for $3.00! I wanted to make some to sell at a craft fair in November, so I got out the paints and got to work!

I wanted it to be a musically-themed antique-looking crate. I got crackle medium... I've always seen it and never tried it. I'm so glad I finally bought it! It works great. What I did was paint the entire thing black. Then, after it dried completely, I painted the medium on. After that dried, I painted the entire thing white. Once it dried, the crate looked like this close-up... except all over the whole thing.

Then, I googled the term "sheet music" and found some great images. After choosing an Italian one, I measured and cut the music to fit the sides of the crate. They're modge podged on. You can feel the wood texture through the paper. It is truely cool.

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1. Do you think it'd sell well at a craft fair?
2. How much would you, personally, be willing to pay for this?
3. I have another crate to decorate. Any ideas?

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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2004 05:34:04 PM »

I had an art teacher tell me to sell our wares at cost plus half.  That's the cost of all the materials (paint, crate, crackle stuff...).

Ive seen lame plastic cd racks go for $8, and this is certainly NOT a lame plastic cd rack.  Of course, that was at Musicland, the spendy older sister of Best Buy, but still.
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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2004 05:38:59 PM »

that's really neat! i'd pay $15 for it i think.
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« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2004 08:01:07 PM »

$25, if it's a decent sized craft show.  a bit less if it's not so big.  it's very nice.
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« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2004 08:08:11 PM »

very nice.   Cheesy  now I want to do stuff with sheet music!  hmmm...  must photocopy my copy of vivaldi's gloria from freashman year...

I'd say $10-$15 (leaning towards $15)

« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2004 10:37:21 AM »

It would definitly sell and I would make it about $10 -15 . 

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« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2004 11:11:27 AM »

$12 dollah

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« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2004 11:48:33 PM »

very cool, yah 15 dollars is good. enough to make a nice profit but not TOO much. Nice work
« Reply #8 on: August 31, 2004 05:57:14 PM »

I was going to say $10 - 15... before I scrolled down and saw everyone else's answers.

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« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2004 06:12:47 PM »

Great idea!

I think it would sell very well. I'd personally pay $10, but I think that's because I'm one of those people who thinks "But I could make it myself.." so yeah. Smiley I think an average person would pay $12-15. And I have no idea what you could do for the second one... I'm so bad at decorating themes!
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