Antique/Collectible Store Booth Overhaul - GadgetSponge

March 16th, 2013 in member junk     
gadgetsponge Brian Carlisle, contributor
8 users recommend


When I complete a creation it goes directly to Timeline Antiques & Collectibles Mall in Shreveport.  I previously had two booths and wanted to combine the booths and grab a few extra square feet at the same time.  For a few months I was brainstorming trying to think about how to keep folks in my booth longer and to also give them some eye candy.  The trigger was running across two old square, wooden columns.  The ideas poured in after that.  A structure!  A canopy!  Burlap!   With some help from friends, Brian & Randy, I was able to get this structure put together with the help of ladders.  (I need to learn how to use stilts!)  After cutting the columns to the same height, all it needs was some 2x4s, hingers, screws and burlap.  The columns have been fun mounting different items in different ways all the time.  The 2x4 roof grid also allows me to hang my repurposed lights or whatever else needs some exposure up above. Phase 2 was making a boundary on the other end of my booth.  Enter doors!  It didn't take long to come up with about 7 doors.  I hinged two at each corner and then brought a third door on each side in at an angle for an entrance.  The seventh door worked great as an entrance cover.  Which also gives me an instant self on top of that door.  The booth space has been great and has really given me layout options I didn't have before. And the customer enthusiasm has been all the reward.  
Pattern or design used: My own design - Brian of GadgetSponge.com
posted in: member junk, vintage, retail, store, collectibles, door, rent, mall, burlap, rental, sq. ft., doors, square feet, space, columns, pillars, booth, layout, antique, 2x4, design

Comments (9)

LloydsLandingofSears writes: I'm always looking for booth ideas, and this one really kicks the others out of the park, Brian! Love all of it, especially the ideas with the columns. I've tried coming up with something lightweight for traveling/packing purposes to resemble a front porch setting, and you just may have solved my issue - thanks! You're just so creative 24/7. ~Mary~ Posted: 11:17 am on March 29th
Junktiquer writes: Wow! nice display! but your such a talent, of course your booth reflects that. Great job! LOVE your work, inspiring! Posted: 6:58 am on March 19th
JunkArchitect writes: The colors would draw me right in. Great looking booth, Brian!

Jim
Posted: 10:24 am on March 18th
Junkpony writes: Wow, this is drool-worthy...looks great. Wish I could shop there! Posted: 8:20 am on March 18th
suewhitney writes: You make me feel like shopping...I want to shop the night away. A little twist on Leo Sayer...now there is a blast from the past!!! LOVE the whole thing. Way to go, Brian!!!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 8:15 am on March 18th
gadgetsponge writes: Hey folks! Thanks so much for the generous comments! Your feedback is exactly why I overhauled the booth. To keep people in it longer! Haha. Posted: 7:39 am on March 18th
georgiamoon writes: Brian, what a GREAT set-up! I would go in and never come out! Very inviting and chock full of interesting, creative things. You did an amazing job redoing your booth. Wish I could go shopping!
Georgia Posted: 7:01 am on March 18th
leesee64 writes: LOVE!!!! Posted: 5:17 am on March 18th
Bec4 writes: I wish I could crawl inside these pictures and really look around! Posted: 4:43 pm on March 17th
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