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A new booth in a new mall!

Coat Rack Made From Half An Old Door

We’re at it again. Opening another booth in a mall new to us, Angels in Opelika, Alabama. It’s a big ‘un. The mall and the booth. Both big. We’ve been working hard the past few weeks getting things ready to go in the booth, but kept having to put the stuff we were finishing into the booth at Longleaf in Alex City because stuff was selling out of there. So now, both booths are kinda bare looking. It’s all taking over our life. There is no  life outside of building, painting, fixing, redoing… I’ve even been too tired to look at Pinterest at night!

Here are the pieces we put in Angels:

Stacking benches

Stacked benches hubby built and I painted and a five sided table I painted and antiqued.

Before I go further, just let me remind you how much out of my comfort zone I am with painting. But ya do what’cha gotta do.

MCM aqua nightstand : Just Vintage Home

Adorable mid century nightstand in aqua with black legs.

Gray and white mid century dresser : Just Vintage Home

Fab, mid century dresser in gray and white.


Faux Wood Grain Painted Chiffarobe

The picture does not show the original, faux wood graining of this chifferobe. It’s really pretty cool. —– Ha! I was trying so hard not to be in the full length mirror that I forgot the little round mirror. So there I am.

Chalkboard painted bench and picnic basket : Just Vintage Home

An accident happened during transport. Some wood was knocked off one of the legs. The top was messed up a bit, too. I’ll either have to take some chalkboard paint there to make the necessary repairs or bring it home. The picnic basket top is painted in chalkboard paint, too.

Half door chalkboard coat rack : Just Vintage Home

Took this picture before we left the house. An old door with original, chippy paint was cut in half. The panels were painted in chalkboard paint and old hooks were added at the bottom.

Bookcase and half door coat rack : Just Vintage Home

A bookcase hubby made, the half door coat rack again and an old tin Hoosier drawer. On the shelf of the bookcase is this little tote:

Small tote with Graphics Fariry image transfer : Just Vintage Home

It’s a small tote with a Graphics Fairy image transfer. I wasn’t completely happy with the image transfer result. But guess what? It was the first thing to sell. I always wonder, when the first thing to sell is “some little something”, nothing special, if someone in the mall bought it to make us feel good, give us a start, or if they truly liked it? In this case I also wonder if they’re going to paint over it? LOL But I suppose it’s cute as is. I know I’m critical because I did it and it didn’t match the vision. But perhaps the … um… messiness of it gives it a more authentic look?

Anyway, if y’all are anywhere near Opelika come on by and see what’s next! We’re still working. Busy, busy, busy. Our booth is all the way to the left. When you walk in the mall, turn left and go as far as you can go. We’re the last corner booth on the right. Booth “OREO”. If I’d known that the name was going to be on the wall, I’d have thought of something more clever. Oreo’s our cat and was the first name that came to mind.

Don’t forget we’re at Longleaf in Alex City and the Pickle Patch Market in Sylacauga, too. We’re booth WC1 at Longleaf and 05 at the Patch. Just ask. And enjoy all the other booths, too! There are some great ones in all three malls. They make for fun outings.

3 thoughts on “A new booth in a new mall!

  1. What fun! I love setting up a new booth in a new location. There is something refreshing and creative about the whole process. Can’t wait to see your booth when finished and wishing you much luck with all of your sales.

  2. Wanda…. I love all of the above items. Your Hubby did a fine job on the bookshelves. I don’t know how you can do 3 antique mall booths. I noticed in one of your pictures the booth across from your booth must be Tommy’s. I recognize the cooler he made out of pallet wood. Good luck with this new venture.
    Swampgirl’s Mom

  3. So, my wife and I were stalking a table with benches that was located at Angel’s in Opelika. We are to close on a new house this Thursday and were hoping it would be there until then. I went in today and there was a big open spot in the booth where the table/benches were…please tell me you just moved it and that it is available still?

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