Hello lovelies!! I haven’t shared my booth since last October, so I thought it was high time. It has gone through quite a few changes since I last shared it.
If you are new around here, welcome! I have a booth at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall here in Virginia Beach where I have been selling my redos for the last six years. If you’re ever in the area, I hope you get a chance to visit. The antique mall is huge and there is a ton to see!
I usually share my booth by talking about the larger pieces that have come and gone since I last shared.
When I last shared my booth, it looked a little something like this:
You can visit that update HERE.
That dresser with the fabric drawers, and the matching night table sold (separately), as well as that dressing table with the transfers on the drawers, so I rearranged and brought in this pretty ornate Duck Egg painted table:
You can see that headboard bench HERE if you missed that build.
My MIL bought the secretary the day after I dropped it off!
Not long after, I brought in this set of vintage night tables:
Both the night table and the lamp sold, and then sales started to slow as COVID became a real threat.
Thank goodness for Dixie Belle, because suddenly, people found themselves with time on their hands and my paint sales hung in there!
It was at about that time that the antique mall was forced to shut its doors.
They were fantastic though. They advertised our pieces on FB marketplace to keep business going and offered curbside pick-up. They also continued to sell my paint for curbside pick up. They actually sold this cabinet for me through FB!
Miraculously, I made my booth rent for April, thanks to Dixie Belle and the mall allowing curbside pick up! I also did several porch drops as well. It was at that time that I decided to step up and become a premier retailer for Dixie Belle.
I then decided that I needed more display space and I added another bookcase to display my paint:
I shared the makeover of that bookcase along with tips for easily styling bookshelves HERE.
Luckily, we were still able to get into the mall and work on our spaces while it was closed to the public, so I took advantage of that opportunity to paint the shutters on my back wall that I have wanted to paint for ages:
The white on the shutters made such a big difference!
It looks so much brighter and more fresh!
I wish I had kept that little case!
I ended up moving this desk to this corner and it sold shortly after:
I then brought in this striped mirror and sofa table:
I also brought in a few frames that I repurposed:
If you remember when I shared the frames, I shared four total. Two of them were made into chalkboards, and the other two were made into dry-erase boards. Wouldn’t ya know that the chalkboards sold, but the dry-erase are still hanging around?
By now, our mall was open and back to regular business hours, and the low boy sold to a lady that planned to add a vessel sink to it for her bathroom.
She also bought the large mirror leaning against the china cabinet:
The mini check bench sold as well.
July was turning out to be one of my best months ever and one day, I came in to find this:
That worked out perfectly since I had wanted to expand my Dixie Belle Paint display even more. I felt like it looked like a hodge podge, now occupying a total of three different bookcases:
My paint was so crammed together that I knew it was not the easiest for customers to shop. So, I went on a search for something more “professional” looking and that led me to IKEA where I settled on three of the Hemnes style bookcases in white that I had delivered right to my door.
Jack came to my booth with me and helped me put them together and they were just what I was looking for!
I could not have been more pleased! Now my paints were organized by color and so much easier to shop!
I loved how my booth was looking!
And one of my favorite makeovers to date made its way in as well:
As well as that large white mirror to the left of the dresser that I had a hard time parting with.
But…there was just one teensy tiny problem.
My booth is located in a small room and you could not see a single jar of paint from the doorway. There is a booth to the left as you enter that is in front of mine and they have a wall of shelves to separate our spaces that completely obscured my beautiful new display.
Our mall is so large that I hated the thought of buyers not being able to easily find me, so I moved my new display to the back wall instead:
I had to separate the bookcase because there is an outlet where the oar is that I need to be able to reach and we are not allowed to use extension cords.
While I don’t love this set-up quite as much, it is working just fine!
I had to move my shutter wall to where the shelves were in front of that window:
I do like that.
I just dropped off the little Farmhouse green table and a couple more small things yesterday…
I also dropped off this yard sale frame that I filled with pegboard to display my brushes:
Dixie Belle’s brushes are made by hand by a small company that is local to them, and were hit pretty hard by COVID, so they are only getting small batches out at the moment. I was able to order some for my booth, and then they sold out quickly again. I’ll add them to my online shop as soon as they get more inventory in.
And here are a couple of smaller things that I didn’t blog about…
In the bottom left photo, I did share a set of three of those trays, but the pedestal dish was a thrift store find that I thought was cute, and it is holding my coaster set business card holder! The small ironstone cup on the bottom right is what I used to use, and that tray was a silver plated tray that got a quick makeover with paint and a small transfer. That small tray has since sold.
Oh and here is the corner to the left next to the booth that was hiding my paint with their shelving divider:
The backs of her shelves are kind of ugly, so I try to stack high to hide them. Think she’d be upset if I painted them white??
And this is what is directly across from me:
A swear I’m going to break something one of these days with me bringing in furniture next to all that glassware. If she ever moves out, I’m nabbing her space! I’d love to have this whole room, but I’d let the other vendor to the right of this one stay. They have cute stuff!
And that is my booth update! I hope y’all enjoyed the field trip!
You can see all my previous booth updates below:
It’s fun to see how it has evolved over the years!
Have a great weekend and I’ll see y’all back here Tuesday with my final piece from my post-shut-down haul, this tray:
UPDATE: No need to wait! See how this tray looks HERE now! 🙂
See ya then! Be safe!
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