Prepping for My Booth

I looked at my calendar yesterday and had a slight freak out. It hit me that I have two weeks to get everything ready for my booth at the antique mall. Everything. The painting, the tagging, the organizing, the packing up, the cleaning up.I think the initial move-in will be the biggest challenge. It’s hard to know at this point whether I have too much stuff or not enough, what will sell quickly and what won’t. . . It’s all a big guessing game until I just get going.

Today, I’m painting chalkboard panels for the back wall. I don’t know if I’ll even end up using it to actually write on, but I think it’ll be a nice texture next to the adjacent white brick wall. And, black is always a dramatic backdrop for artwork and mirrors. I found this photo on Pinterest (source?) that shows the combo of black, white and wood I have had in my head:


I really want my little spot to feel like it’s own special shop. While I love rummaging through things as a shopper, I always appreciate a beautifully styled booth. Plus, that’s the fun part of being a seller—or at least I think it will be. . .

I’ll forewarn you that posting might be a little lighter over the next couple of weeks, but I’ll do my best. There’s nothing like working under pressure—right?


  1. Hannah says

    I’m so excited for your new journey! And a little jealous, too. :) Hope you’re able to take a few breathers in these busy weeks!

  2. JoAnn says

    How exciting…good luck! Im thinking about opening a booth in a new antique mall/bazaar being built now, Its going to have antique booths as well as all sorts of new items such as clothes, accessories, home goods, jewelry, etc. Interesting concept, Im not sure if thats a good thing or not :) Time will tell!

  3. says

    I can’t wait to see what your booth looks like after you complete it. I like the style and direction you are going! Best of luck getting everything done!

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