Hello sweet friends! This week I’m heading out of town for a conference so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to take a visit to my booth! For those of you that may not know, I have a booth space at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall here in Virginia Beach where I sell most of the pieces I make over.
I like to share my booth space by talking about what pieces, mostly the larger ones, have come and gone since the last time we visited.
When I last shared it back in April, business had been pretty slow. I hadn’t been as consistent last year at keeping my booth stocked and fresh.
I started redoing entire hauls piece by piece this year, and not only has it kept me on track, but my booth has benefited as well as I have been much more consistent at keeping it fresh and new, and thankfully, I had a fantastic Summer season!
It looked like this the last time we visited:
In came the estate sale shelving unit to the left:
I became a Dixie Belle retailer in May and started selling their products both in my Etsy shop online and here in my booth. I made this decision because I truly love Dixie Belle products!
The estate sale shelving unit made for a great display piece:
I also brought in this pretty cabinet that I found at the same estate sale:
And this desk that I found for $19, also at the same estate sale:
That mirror and the tall gray and white cabinet sold quickly and I brought in this cute antique chair I redid with the mini check seat:
The black chateau drop-leaf side table at the back of that group above sold.
I decided to bring the dresser from the first picture with the stained drawers home and give it a second chance with this gorgeous transfer:
So much better! That cane-backed chair to the left in the above photo sold, and I brought in the small antique table with the Farmhouse green top to the left and the sewing machine table that I used a leftover transfer on:
Several things in that photo above sold: the white end table to the left and the small coastal-inspired basket on top of it, the set of French provincial side tables in the corner, that gray tote on top there, and the striped dresser peeking out from the back wall.
The floral transfer dresser sold as well as the secret stash box, so I moved the blue-washed dresser to that spot. You can see here how when I use too many colors or patterns in the same space, that the whole mood of the booth feels a bit cluttered:
Lamps are usually good sellers, and they really add a nice soft light to the booth. I need to get a couple more in there.
That little Farmhouse green table sold and I brought in this round pedestal table that I had given a quick update to with some Dropcloth. (If you prefer an off-white, this is my favorite.) I also brought in my enjoy basket with the lace top, my sweater pumpkins, and that pretty stenciled shelf on the back wall…
The black chair that I bedazzled with stencils made its way in as well:
My Dixie Belle display was starting to get pretty crowded:
So I decided to expand by moving it to the opposite wall:
And adding another shelving unit:
This shelf used to be in my booth to display smaller items before, but it was painted blue.
You might recognize it here at the back of my Fall haul:
It was a pretty blue, but it was a bit on the bold side and stuck out in my booth. I painted it about five years ago so I don’t even remember what color I used. I just wanted a simple white so it wouldn’t stick out so much, so I ended up giving it a couple of coats of Coffee Bean to cover the blue, then I gave it two coats of Fluff.
It wasn’t a very exciting redo and I needed to get it back in my booth, so I didn’t bother posting about it separately.
I missed having this in my booth because it has a drawer at the bottom that is perfect for holding a few cleaning supplies, and extra price tags, lights, etc.
When I stopped in the other day to make another drop-off and reorganize, someone bought the tufted stool above, along with the black stenciled chair behind it and this cutie that was buried at the back:
I love when that happens! That made a little more room for this recent dresser makeover:
The blue ceramics transfer dressing table is still waiting for its forever home, but in the meantime, it looks pretty in my booth:
I also added the Mint Julep drop leaf table…
and this super cute white mini cabinet:
That striped bench that it’s resting on has been here a long time!
You might remember me sharing this painting I found not long after we moved in. I never did find a place for it, so I painted the gold frame white and brought that in too:
Would you believe I only paid $1.98 for it? I also shared the necklace holder above it recently.
And this is what my booth is looking like at the moment:
There are still a few pieces holding on for dear life. This set of barstools holds the record for lasting the longest in my booth:
You can see them in the second photo of my booth at the top, but they are just out of the camera shot to the right of my new Dixie Belle display in all the other photos. They have been here since the Summer of 2016!! That photo is in front of the kitchen island in our old house.
Maybe most people need a set of three or four? Ah well. Many pieces have sold and I am so grateful!
I usually experience a slow-down again in the Fall, then it will pick back up when it’s freezing outside when people are looking to get out and do something.
I hoped you enjoyed this little field trip to my booth today!
You can see all my previous booth updates below:
It’s fun to see how it has evolved from year to year.
If you have a booth or are thinking about renting one, you may enjoy my 10 Tips to a Successful Booth:
I’ll be back next week with this Habitat Restore find:
See ya then!
UPDATE: Revisit this gem of a makeover HERE now!
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