My One Year Booth Anniversary

This month marks one year since I began my antique booth. ๐Ÿ˜Š Allow me to say, Iโ€™m so thankful to every person who has supported and encouraged me during this journey.

I began my booth in a 60 sq ft space. Keep in mind when selling furniture 60 sq ft is not much space but I was so thankful and proud of each inch. I’m embarrassed to admit, but during the weeks leading up to my opening I arranged a “practice area” in my guest room to layout exactly how I would arrange everything. (So nerdy ๐Ÿค“) In fact, opening day I drove my entire family nuts begging them to come see my โ€œmini shopโ€. ๐Ÿ˜‚

I had zero money set aside when I began, so in the beginning I bought many of my items for under a dollar. Haha, I โ€œinvestedโ€ in a few $15 dollar pieces too.๐Ÿค‘ The rest of my money went to making the booth look pretty – rug, ribbon and Hobby Lobby greenery.

Here’s a picture of my opening day. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป ย ย 

With that being said, my first monthโ€™s check was over $700. ๐Ÿ˜† I was so proud. Aaron had prepared me for the worse saying, โ€œexpect to go in the hole youโ€™re first three months at least.โ€ Donโ€™t get the wrong impression, he was actually trying to encourage me.. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Since June of 2016, itโ€™s honestly been an uphill journey for me! Each month my check grew and I was having so much fun!!

During the Fall of 2016, I was still working my assistant job at a hair salon. (I had worked there since I was 16 years old) Aaron saw my insane passion for junk and encouraged me to take my antique booth on full force, so I slowly transitioned out of my 8 year assistant job and began flipping antiques full time!!

Before I knew it, Classic began running out of room!!! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ So we expanded in November of 2016. Just so you know, the Holiday season is a scary time to expand but it worked out great. Again, my sweet amazing Husband was there along for the ride and came up with a simple design for my booth. ๐Ÿ˜ From the first day of this move, my daily sales doubled!!

Here’s me the weekend I expanded. ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป ย 

So, here we are again.. Yesterday I announced we’re expanding yet again to a bigger space! Again, Aaron and I are designing a layout and we’re so excited to see what the future holds!

 

ย  ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿป Recently at Classic!

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22 thoughts on “My One Year Booth Anniversary”

  1. What a wonderful story! I’m so happy for you that you get to do something that brings you joy and a pay check! Right? I don’t respond to many blogs nor read them for that matter but you sounded so nice and I have a few minutes….. I’m glad that I did! I just want to encourage you to keep in doing what you love to do! Others benefit too…. some people don’t want to paint or have the time to do it and would rather have a piece that’s done just like they want it! You may be hearing back from me from time to time!

  2. This is so inspiring. Having a booth of my own has always been something in my back of my mind. So proud of you and how far you’ve come! Great work…I’ll probably be DM you sooner than later with questions. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks so much for reading!! Tonight I’ll be posting some secret I learned during the first year. Stay tuned!!! ๐Ÿ˜˜

  3. Love love love your story:) way to go taking the leap & doing something you love! Best wishes for continued success๐Ÿ’•

  4. I look at your booth every single time I am in Angels to see what you have, how you have arranged it, and any tips I can pick up. I’m finishing my dissertation and frankly, the booth is in the background. As long as I make the rent, I’m fine. But I’m so, so happy for your growing success!!๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ˜Ž

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  6. I love when you answer questions regarding getting the start/what sells best/etc. So, one question I have is how did you decide to take the plunge? Were you setting up at local craft fairs and such and wanting to expand, etc?

    1. Hi!! Thanks for the positive feedback! Well, I actually just took a risk and dove in with a small booth. No craft shows or anything. However, I had a small antique booth when I was 12 years old so I knew a of what to expect. Hope this helps!!

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