Decorating an Antique Booth

27 February
I am all moved into my new space at the antique mall, do you want to see how I arranged and decorated it? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Decorating an Antique Booth


Decorating an Antique Booth

Here are a couple of pictures before I painted the walls.


It was a sage green color which wasn't bad except this space is in the very back of the antique mall and there was no natural light so it felt very dark.


Decorating an Antique Booth

Decorating an Antique Booth


I painted the unfinished door the same color as the walls. It belongs to the mall and is a permanent fixture, attached to the wall to help separate my space from the neighbor.


Then I started moving display pieces in with the help of my mom.


I didn't have a lot of shelving or things to put stuff on so we came up with this ladder shelf. The shelves are fence pickets that my dad pulled out of the neighbor's burn pile.


**UPDATE: It turns out that we should have made a bunch of these ladder shelves because SO.MANY.PEOPLE wanted to buy it! ๐Ÿ˜‚


Decorating an Antique Booth


Just painting the space white really made a big difference, it already felt so much brighter!


I hung a sign that I made in the corner. I have had this weird little scalloped piece of wood for years. I knew one day I could make something cute with it... I have no idea what it used to be but I painted it white and painted the inset portion with chalkboard paint so I could write my business name on it.


The diagonal beam was already in the space so I used eye hooks and chains to hang it.


Decorating an Antique Booth


I made a pennant banner with some polka-dot burlap and hung an old player piano roll in the corner to disguise the extension cords that hang down (the electrical outlets are on TOP of the booth walls here so we have to hang extension cords down the wall).


I also hung a vintage funnel light for some additional lighting.


Decorating an Antique Booth


We brought my lone little bookcase in. It was something I found in the basement of a rental I lived in once. It was very plain and very ugly and dirty so I painted it white, added the little wooden scallop along the top edge, and some wheels, and found some cute grey fabric with silver hearts for the back.


I love that the shelves are adjustable! I added the door on the right to give me a little extra room since the booth walls do not go all the way to the edge of the space.


You can see how I created the peeling vintage wallpaper look here: DIY Peeling Wallpaper Effect.


We used some old apple crates for more display space and then we started bringing in the stuff we are selling.


Decorating an Antique Booth

Decorating an Antique Booth

Decorating an Antique Booth


I brought in a rug to help cozy up my space a little bit too but lesson learned... a white rug is no good in an antique mall, it was looking pretty gross in no time ๐Ÿ˜–


Decorating an Antique Booth


My mom brought a bunch of tablecloths and tea towels to sell so we folded them up and put them in the vintage dish drainers on the bottom shelf of the ladder and on the floor below the ladder.


Decorating an Antique Booth


The only big piece of furniture I have in there right now is a desk that I painted.


Decorating an Antique Booth

Decorating an Antique Booth

Decorating an Antique Booth


Decorating an Antique Booth


I made three of these rustic arrows from old fence boards, I think they turned out pretty cool!


Decorating an Antique Booth

Decorating an Antique Booth


I hope that this new adventure goes well!


What's your favorite part?


Decorating an Antique Booth
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  1. Interesting to see how you built your new booth with colour, fixtures, your great door and rug to full of interesting, unique and vintage stock. Great ideas.

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  2. I thonk it looks absolutely fabulous!!! I love all your display pieces...the ladder shelf is too cool! I may have to copy that idea with a ladder I have when I get my porch built. Everything you have for sale is so neat. I think my favorite thing is your sign though...so perfect! I do the same thing...hang on to something forever because I just know it will be perfect for a project someday! Your piece definitely eas. Have a fun weekend! Hope you sell lots of stuff!

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  3. Oh Tania - I love everything - you did such a fantastic job in such a short time. I wish you all the best and I just know you're going to do well. This is so exciting!!

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  4. You are amazing! I LOVE this. Every. Single. Thing. Wishing you much success. Blessings sweet friend, Valerie

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  5. I love it!!! You did a fabulous job and it looks so nice. You have quite a knack for displaying you stuff and drawing interest. The things you think to do with stuff, I don't have that kind of imagination. Pat yourself on the back for a job well done. Wishing you all the success in the world. :)

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  6. What a wonderful transformation!

    This is so quaint and charming -- lovely!!

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  7. Since I doubt that I live anywhere near you, can I just tell you what I'd like from your booth and you ship it to GA? ;) It's just wonderful! Congratulations!

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  8. Really cute Tania! You have a flair! I don't see how you do it all.

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    1. Thank you Florence! It doesn't seem like work to me so that's probably how I do it.

      Tania

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