I’ve been selling vintage kitchen and barware on Etsy now for about 4 years. Over those 4 years, I figured out my process: buy, wash, photograph, and list.Simple! In July I started a new adventure renting a space in The Landmark Antique store. It’s like starting back at square one. The ladies at the store are nice enough to help me as I figure out the merchandising part of a shop. I’ve been studying up on Pinterest and I also follow a Facebook page called Booth Crush. Booth Crush shows great vintage booth set ups, and even does some very helpful polls to get feedback from their followers. Check them out!
I’ve been in need of visual interest, when I stumbled across the idea of building out walls. To fit the needs of my space, I thought movable wall pieces would work best for me. I can move around and reconfigure as needed.
I’m very lucky, I show my love Jerry a few pictures, and he can pretty much build it. This is what we came up with. Again, no good detailed instructions, but I’m pretty sure any handy person can figure this out based on the pictures. One note – he did have to change out the casters for larger heavy duty casters. The first ones were way too wimpy.
We used a variety of boards. We had some pallets, but just a warning, apparently these might be more work than they’re worth. You get them almost off the pallet, ready to go, and then they split. Doh!
This is right about the time when I realized we would need to finish the back of the wall. I haven’t officially met the vendor on the other side of me, so we went with a more classic wainscoting look.
All sanded and framed out. Originally I had planned to do some random white wash painting on my side of the wall. I think for now, I’m going to finish it with linseed oil and leave it as is. It turned out great….I love it!
I cannot wait until we have time to get these in the store. More pictures to come!