Hello dear friends!! I’m back today with a long-overdue booth update! I tweaked my back last week and I am still on the mend (getting better though!), so I thought it was the perfect time to share my booth and all that has come and gone since we last visited.
The last time I shared it HERE was in March of 2021! Like I said, it was long overdue lol!
For those of you who might be 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, and every so often, I like to take y’all on a field trip to check it out.
I take a few photos with my phone each time I drop new things off or rearrange. Would y’all believe it’s been so long since our last visit there that I had over 700 booth photos on my phone?
Warning: A ton of photos ahead!
I have narrowed it down, but there are a still a lot of photos!
Let’s get to it, shall we?
Not long before we last visited a year and a half ago, it looked something like this:
I expanded my Dixie Belle display in 2020 to accommodate my growing inventory, and the only place I could really put it was along that back wall so that you can see it when you enter the small room where my booth is located.
I don’t love it as a backdrop for my pieces that I redo though.
I originally started out with it on the wall to the left when I first expanded:
That left my shutter wall along the back open for displaying my treasures, and I loved this set up! Super cute, right??
However, here is the booth in front of mine, just to the left as you enter the room we’re in:
That large set of shelving completely obscured my paint when looking in from the doorway when I had it on that left side.
Our antique mall is huge, and I wanted people looking specifically for Dixie Belle to be able to locate me easily. So, to the back wall it went.
Oh how I wish I had her space!
Because I don’t love my booth set up at the moment, that is probably the reason I have put off sharing it for so long. You’ll see who else I share this room with in a bit.
On with the show!
That mermaid dresser in the first photo didn’t last long, and I rearranged, pulling various items together…
I missed having a taller piece there!
Then I rearranged again and pulled this color-coordinated group together:
I ended up redoing the green sign and table and the sign sold, but the table remains. Everything else sold but the white chair. Keep your eye out for that one!
The table/desk with the striped drawer that was in the center previously got moved to right of my Dixie Belle display:
I reshared that decoupaged mirror recently!
Everything in that photo eventually sold.
Then I changed up what was in the center once again…
I like to move things around often as you can see! Hello, white chair!
The table with the striped drawer got moved to the left wall:
A few of those smalls sold, and I brought in this sign and some cute baskets I redid:
That oval mirror and a few more smalls sold, and I brought in some new smalls.
I also brought in that shelf and chalkboard set hanging on the wall that I made from and old mirror and harp…
I often look out for items I can add to my booth as is also like that large picture. I just loved it!
I also brought in this sewing machine table turned dressing table that I replaced the top on:
I wasn’t sure this hutch would go quickly because it wasn’t nearly as pretty as it was filled with my ironstone in the post where I shared it, but it sold almost right away!
The bench sold right away without the dressing table.
I rearranged a few other things…
I really missed my shutter wall as a backdrop on that left side, so I moved two of my display cases over to the right side:
That left the wall to the left more open for my treasures!
That one is unrecognizable now!
The stenciled desk sold and in came this handsome dresser:
Here’s what was hanging out in the middle:
This bookcase was once part of my Dixie Belle display. I took it home and added stripes when I was ready to sell it, but then it just sat.
Then, I painted and attached that unique mirrored detail that came with it to the top. However, this piece it still in my booth! I am actually using it to display transfers at the moment, but I think people thought it was for only display all along.
That hexagon pedestal table was one I took home and redid. It sold not too long after I dropped it off.
This table is another piece that I took home and redid using Sea Spray to add texture:
It is still in my booth also, but it too is part of a display now as you’ll see later.
Here is a view of my booth from the door:
This building is pretty old and the floor shows it, so it’s not the prettiest backdrop. I try not to share photos that have so much floor in them lol. I technically have to stay behind the tape on the floor, so I couldn’t even fill that space if I wanted to!
And how about that lovely booth to the right there? Yup. Right across from mine.
I feel like it’s yelling at me to buy something ha ha. I’d love to have that booth too!!
This is mine across the way…
I sold the striped dressing table and then hadn’t sold anything else in a few days. I came in to find the two bulbs that are above my booth at the back were burnt out, but it’s kinda cozy, right?
I actually really liked it like this, but it was too dark to really see any of my products well.
I hardly sold anything while the lights were out. It appeared much darker in person.
I loved this little table! It sold quickly…
It is still in my booth and I’m tempted to keep it!
I think I have it priced a bit high, but it’s a one-of-a-kind treasure!
I loved this mirror harp turned mantel also! As soon as I hung it up here, it sold.
And I also added this pretty chandelier! It was a yard sale find that I painted. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any power to it since I cut it.
I only intended it to be for looks as part of my display, but it would have come in handy while the bulbs were out!
I also brought in this sweet set:
And then there was light! I rearranged once again…
My Silk Paint sales slowed way down, so I ended up moving those two display shelves back to the left side wall:
I see you there, white chair.
And this pretty side table came in…
How cute is this set of cherub candle holders? I never shared them on the blog. They just got a quick paint job and some cheat distressing…
Here’s the area to the right where the two display cases were that I moved back:
The next addition was this gorgeous dresser:
One of my favorites!
Here is the area to the left:
The blue dresser sold and that Steel Magnolia table to the right just sold this week.
I then had to make room for my Redesign with Prima Transfer inventory, so I squeezed it on in there:
Remember those huge candlesticks? They didn’t last long at all.
Then I brought in this spindle bed that I turned into a bench:
And I finally got my Terra Clay paint in woohoo!
I squeezed that in on the left side:
They all sold within a week! However, the white chair hangs on!
Then the headboard bench got moved to center stage:
And that is where it is now.
I had a few mini sweater pumpkins left over from last year, so I brought those in too!
I guess nobody needs a lone white chair?
That’s okay…it’s been a good piece to stage with!
Here’s how the area to the left looks now:
And on the opposite side, after the sweet pink and white striped desk set old, I hung the mini transfers in its place.
So for now, that’s my transfer corner. The bookcase on the right is now holding my Dixie Belle transfers. (It backs up to the glassware booth.)
Those mini transfers may end up back on the standing shutter display if I need that space for more furniture.
I have two dressers in my current haul that I’ll need to find room for, and one of them is huge!
I’m a bit surprised this dresser is still here. I’ve been on the lookout for a night table in a similar style that I can do to match.
It does look pretty in my booth though and has sold a few of the Vigorous Violet transfers!
I desperately need more space!
Maybe next time we take a trip to my booth, on of those booths will have opened up. Here’s hoping!
I hope y’all enjoyed the tour!
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 and I could really put those tips to use??
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:
How about one just for the smalls?
Here I share how to price those smalls:
Meet me back here on Thursday to see how paint and a little imagination transformed this plain little table:
Update: No need to wait! See how cute this turned out HERE now!
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