Do you remember what my old space looks like? Here... this is it in case you forgot...
Well... not long after I moved into this tiny corner space I discovered that it was too small!!! I didn't have enough room for everything I wanted to
So, I told the mall owner that I'd be interested in the next size up if one were to come available in the future.
I was so surprised when only about 2 weeks after that conversation she emailed me to tell me one of their vendors was moving out and they were dividing her large space into two smaller ones and did I want to upgrade? Ummmm. YES! So this is the new space... before I started painting. It's about 8' wide x 10' deep and then we can come out into the pathway another couple of feet too!
Here it is after painting. I was so excited when she said I could paint the back wall with chalkboard paint! The sides are a mix... I didn't have enough of the "Swiss Coffee" white that I had used in my smaller space and I didn't want to buy more so I added some grey that I found in the garage and came up with this very, very light grey.
Then I found some old, weathered 2x4's that were in my wood scrap pile that were just about the perfect length to go across the top of my booth so up they went!
Then I sprayed some paper mache letters from Hobby Lobby with off-white paint and put them up there! They are secured with poster tack.
And I put my polka-dot burlap banner that I made for my other space along the edge. I also tacked up some white Christmas lights behind the banner, but they aren't up yet in this picture. Just imagine some twinkly white lights there :o)
Oh, here they are!
Then my mom and I spent almost all day today moving my stuff (thankfully it's only about 2 spaces over).
The chalkboard wall is by far my favorite part, the white pieces we hung on it really pop!
And I love that I can write the prices of things on the wall next to them! Sometimes the hang tags are hard to reach, especially when the items are up high.
This makes it easy for people to see the price and I think it's just cute too!
And BOY does this space feel bigger! I even brought in quite a bit more stuff and there was plenty of room! It's only about 3 feet wider but just that small amount of space along with another wall really made a difference!
I think it feels much cozier now... more like a room that people (hopefully) will want to walk into and poke around! We created a colorful gallery style arrangement on this wall.
I was able to bring in my green microwave cart that I made over here Microwave Cart Makeover, it's been sitting in my garage just waiting!
Doesn't it look cute? We did a little garden vignette on top. I just realized though, looking at this picture, that I forgot to put a price on that lamp. I'll have to go do that Monday.
And I brought in this metal cabinet. I found it at the Habitat store and it's also been sitting in my garage. I new it would look really cute with all the vintage tablecloths that my mom has for sale along with some kitchen themed items.
Someone already asked about buying it but I don't really want to sell it just yet. I want to use it for awhile so I put a ridiculously high price on it... if it sells then yippee for getting that price for it... if not then I can use and enjoy it until I'm ready to let it go for a lower price.
You can see the Christmas lights in this picture.
My mom and I had fun working on this today... at least I think we did... I know I thought it was fun! lol!
What do you think? I'm really hoping that table and chair set goes soon because I have such an awesome plan for that back wall after it does!