Hello beautiful friends! I was planning on sharing a mirror makeover with ya’ll today, but I threw my back out this weekend, so unfortunately, all DIY is currently at a stand still at the James house.
A few of you have been asking for a booth update, so I decided this was the perfect chance to do that!
For those of you who are new around here, I have a booth at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall here in Virginia Beach that I’ve had since 2014. That’s where I sell all the things I blog about. Every few months I like to take ya’ll on a field trip to my booth!
When we last visited in December, it looked like this:
You can see more of that visit HERE.
The table and chairs sold shortly after moving them and with the extra space, I knew I wanted to get prepared for Dixie Belle’s new Silk line that was coming in January.
My Dixie Belle display consisted of three Ikea Hemnes bookcases that I had along the back wall…
And they were already at max capacity!
So I bought two more Hemnes Bookcases to add to my Dixie Belle Display to accommodate the Silk:
Because I now had more shelf space, I also used this opportunity to expand my booth inventory a bit and carry almost every color in the 32 oz size as well…
I do not pull my Etsy orders from this stock; I have stock at home for that. This is just for my local customers!
My booth looked naked with nothing in the center, so I pulled this pretty dresser to the middle:
Remember I brought that drum table home in January and redid it to match the dresser?
I moved part of my shutter wall to this area that is to the right of my paint display. It’s tucked behind my neighbor with all the glass, so it can’t be seen from the door, unfortunately.
A little closer…the shutters make a nicer backdrop than the door that is there did. It’s bolted shut and doesn’t get used, so I covered it right on up.
I always get asked how I hang things on the shutters. It’s a very sophisticated system. I use large paper clips opened up to an “S” shape. It has worked wonderfully for years! I try not to hang anything super heavy that way though.
Finally, my Silk arrived and I was able to fill in the new shelving I had added…
I brought in several chalkboards that I made but didn’t blog about…
They are usually good sellers for me.
I also brought in this desk I shared not too long ago:
That chair is hanging on for dear life…I need to mark it down and get it sold!
The transfer dresser sold and I moved the desk to the center:
I also brought in that cute set of lamps on the desk, and they sold the same day!
And you’ll notice also that the drum table I redid to go with the dresser is still there. They didn’t sell as a set.
Instead, the customer bought the sewing machine table at the back there to use with it:
I loved this dresser so much! It sold in just two days…yay! But also, boo…it looked so pretty in there!
I need to find something else with some height to it.
I moved the drum table back to the center, and I just brought in the two chairs I shared last week, on Thursday:
I have a bunch of chairs in there at the moment. Hopefully, these two won’t last too long!
And that’s it for today’s field trip! I hope y’all enjoyed it!
Etsy Shop News
In Etsy shop news, the new transfers and decoupage papers went on sale to retailers last week and I placed my order first thing, so as soon as I receive them, I’ll get them listed in the shop. I’m really excited to give them a try!
There are 13 transfers in all (4-6 sheets per tube):
Photo courtesy of Brushed by Brandy
This is just a starting point. They will continue to add new designs over time! My favorites of course are always the florals!
And here are the new decoupage papers (three sheets per pack):
Photo courtesy of Mustard Tree Market
I can’t wait!! Hoping to see a “shipped” notification from Dixie Belle soon!
Have a Booth of your own?
If you’ve ever thought about opening a booth or have one already, you might enjoy my 10 Tips to a Successful Booth:
Ah…remember when I had all that space just for furniture?? I’m hoping one of my neighbors at my mall moves out so I can take over their space. However, that would be wishing against their success, and of course I don’t want that! I sure would like more space though!
Do you struggle with pricing your items?
If you’ve ever struggled with pricing, you might enjoy my post, How to Price Items for Resale:
I’ll be back with my Furniture Fixer Upper gals on Thursday sharing what became of this petite drop leaf table:
See ya’ll then!
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