Antique Booth Update - Moving to a Larger Space!

20 June
This weekend I got to move to a larger space at the antique mall!

Antique Mall Booth

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 cram, shove, artfully display in my booth. I don't know what I was so worried about in the beginning of this adventure... not enough to keep it full... pfffffft!!!

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!

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  1. OMGosh Tania, you're living my dream! ;)
    I love your booth, if you were closer I would so shop there!
    It's a great size and everything is put together so beautifully!
    Good luck!! :)

  2. That chalkboard wall is genius - love that you can write prices on it.

    And the green cart is my favorite.

  3. Oh my gosh Tania I love it! Lots of hard work but it is perfect. I hope your new space is very successful for you. How could it not be? It is absolutely fantastic. You have such wonderful stuff in there. :)

  4. Yes, it was fun----but exhausting! I came home and crashed---well, after fixing dinner, doing a load of laundry, cooking a rack of rib bones for the dogs-----------!!!
    It looks really good, i think---more like a room than the other one!

  5. I love your new booth space. You and your Mom did a great job putting it together and the chalkboard wall is a great idea.
    An antique mall recently opened where I live and although it's fun to poke around, there aren't divided booth spaces so stuff is everywhere plus it's dark. I like how your mall is well lit so you can actually see everything.
    Wishing you lots of success with your booth! I can't believe no one has bought the desk with the inkwells on it. I love that piece

  6. AnonymousJune 22, 2015

    Your booth looks AMAZING! I love the black wall, and it's so cool that you write the prices on the wall! I love it!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

    1. Thank you so much!


    2. AnonymousJune 28, 2015

      I featured your antiques booth at this week's Submarine Sunday Link Party! :-)

  7. It looks wonderful! I just opened a booth June 1. I am already finding that it is small but waiting to see if sales remain good before biting off a bigger monthly rent....

  8. love your vintage booth, stop by this Thursday night for Fabulous Friday to share more stuff. Hugs


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