I am finally getting around to sharing my booth space! Last year I shared my Christmas Market Booth, which was part of a big Thanksgiving weekend craft market here in Virginia Beach. I did shows with my parents for about 15 years, but as much as I loved it, I really wanted to find a more permanent space to sell my pieces. In October I finally moved into a space at the Virginia Beach Antique Mall. I always enjoy seeing people’s booth spaces, so I thought you might too! (Forgive the photos, the lighting is terrible and some are quickie cell phone pics!)
Here is what I started with on move-in day:
And here it is when I first loaded in:
That Harlequin Bench was the first thing I sold. And then I added this blue bookcase for display and a pop of color, that I found on an online yard sale and painted…
And then I brought in the Desk with the French Graphics:
And the French Provincial Chairs I redid that were an estate sale find in very sad condition (quick cell phone pic):
They didn’t last a week…I also sold the headboard that I reupholstered to match. I delivered it only to find the chairs had sold already!
This dresser was also an online yard sale find. I actually purchased it painted very similarly to this and thought it would be a really quick money-maker. I would just stick in my booth and make a bunch of money on it, right?
Well, don’t ever buy something like this at night. It looked pristine at night and I drove home madly chuckling to myself about how I got the best deal ever. The next morning as it sat in my living room, I could see that the paint job was horrendous! I had to repaint and wax and fix a broken drawer, then I painted the handles also and lined the drawers. It suffered a bit of damage to the veneer on the bottom of the right side on move-in day so I really need to fix that!
I love the mirror. Hi there!
The shutters are from my booth set up. I found them at a yard sale for $5 each, and spray painted them. I was able to mount them right to the wall here. I added white lights along the top, but I don’t have any pics of that yet.
If you’ve followed me for long, you probably recognize a lot of these pieces from my posts!
I marked the pieces that have sold…
Yah…so…I better keep working! You could say business is booming! I added a couple of end tables that I redid recently which I will share soon, and a yard sale drop-leaf table, along with a few smaller pieces. So it actually still looks like I have some inventory.
My business name is Lovely Things Furniture & Décor, which fits perfectly! If you are ever in the Virginia Beach area, stop on by. We’re at 3900 Bonney Road in the Virginia Beach Antique Mall!
Hope you enjoyed this peek at my booth. I’ll update from time to time to keep you posted on how it’s going. 🙂
Update: As promised, click here to see updated photos!
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