Hello beautiful friends! Today I’m sharing how to price the smalls for your booth. I’ve pulled 15 mini makeovers, mostly from previous Painting the Smalls posts, and I’m sharing what they sold for.
These items are quick to do, help to fill up my booth space, and can really add up! I included links to the original posts below each makeover if you’d like to see more details. Enjoy!
How to Price the Smalls
There are a few things to consider when pricing the smaller items for your booth. However, it really comes down to what customers are willing to pay for an item. Keep in mind that you can always start a bit higher and come down if needed. The items you recreate are one-of-a-kinds, so don’t sell yourself short!
Let’s start with this set of metal wall plaques that I picked up for only $3.25 for the set:
I really only bought them because they were super cheap!
Super simple, right? They ended up selling for $29 for the set.
This set of candlesticks was $4.25 for the pair at the thrift store:
They weren’t very pretty at all, but the price was right!
I love this combination!! This set sold for $24.
This next piece just got a quick paint job. I picked up this mail organizer for $4.25:
It sold for $22. Not too shabby for a small amount of work!
How about this basket from that same smalls post that I picked up for a dollar at a yard sale?
A simple white makeover did wonders:
This basket sold for $18, and getting such a deal on it really helped the bottom line!
This next piece started as one of four doors my dad had leftover from his furniture building days:
I redid all four doors in that post. The two I added hangers to sold for $32 each. That was great since these were free!
These two lamps were both found at different thrift stores. Together, they cost me $7:
I also found the shades at different thrift stores at different times, but after adding a bit of trim to them, they were just perfect for this set:
I usually price my small lamps at around $36, but I priced this petite set for $48. It sold right away, so I probably could have upped the price a bit!
Lamps are good sellers and even better in pairs!
This set of lamps I found for $5 each at a barn sale I hit up early in the Summer:
They got a makeover with this gorgeous decoupage paper:
I priced this as a set also and they sold for $65.
This clock was a bit pricey at $8 considering the horrible color:
But it was a quick makeover, painting it in Cotton and adding these moldings that I made, to each corner:
This clock sold for $36.
This small spice rack was on clearance at the thrift store for only 99¢:
I painted this one in Mint Julep…perfect for a cottage kitchen:
This sold for $14.
This little box was one that could have been hit or miss, but for $2.98, I decided to take a chance on it:
This cutie sold for $20.
Mirrors are another thing that sell well. I picked this one up at the thrift store for $16.98:
That’s more than I usually spend for a mirror. I can usually find them for $6-$10, but this had so many pretty details that I knew it would paint up beautifully.
I usually price my mirrors in the $50-$70 range. This one sold for $59.
This towel holder straight from the 80’s was one whole dollar at that barn sale I hit up at the start of the Summer:
It sold for $16.
This set of frames cost me $6 for both:
I like to use photocopied beachy photos (these are my boys) to put in them for display.
I priced these each at $18. They did eventually sell, but they sat in my booth for a bit. Just pricing them a couple of dollars less might have moved them more quickly, but that was great profit for the amount of work that was done.
This next piece was a fan favorite, but it started out as this box I picked up at the thrift store for $5:
This one got a makeover in Dixie Belle’s Fluff on the outside, and a custom Dixie Belle color mix on the inside, along with another mini transfer:
This pretty box sold for $24.
And finally, this piece was from the same smalls post, this metal basket I picked up for $8.25 right after the thrift stores reopened:
It was super heavy duty and I just loved it! I ended up using the same pretty blue custom mix I used on a couple of other pieces in this post and dry brushed it on:
It softened the whole look of this basket, and it sold for $36.
And that is a good look at how I price the smalls for my booth!
I hope this post gave y’all a good idea of what the smaller items might sell for!
Although most don’t turn a huge profit on their own, they do add up! And smaller items appeal to more cusotmers than larger furnture peices, so it’s nice to have a good mix!
If you liked this post, you will like this one too which includes furniture:
The Cherry Blossom and Vintage Floral transfers should arrive today, so I’ve added them back to the shop! These transfers are a limited release for only $19.95! My first order of them sold out by noon on Thursday when I used the Cherry Blossom one on the flatware box I shared. Luckily, I was able to order more! Once Dixie Belle runs out, they will not be ordering them again!
I’ll be starting on this pretty piece today to share on Tuesday:
Brennan started middle school today (boo hoo!), so this should keep me from dwelling on my baby wandering around that big school!
UPDATE: This pretty piece is done and ready for it’s big reveal HERE!
I hope y’all have an amazing weekend!
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