Booth Building Day

Remember I showed you a picture of my new little booth….?

Pretty bad right?
I can’t get in there until after April 1’st… Monday.
Today my husband and I worked on a mock up in the garage so we could take it apart and reassemble it on site.
No other way to do it, it’s too far away to keep going up there.
The wall on the right is pegboard…..ick…
I am planning to cover it with either book pages or fabric.
The lovely back wall will be covered in some gathered fabric.
On the left is a store owned bookcase that I’m not keeping.
There is no wall on the left, just the back of the cabinets that belong to the other shop owner.
So, we needed to build a wall for the left side and I wanted an ‘entrance’ feeling in front.

We went to Home Depot and were lucky to find paneled doors on sale for $19 each.
We bought three of those and some shelf brackets.
We taped out the size of the booth on the floor and started building.

I had bought the two faux louvered doors last year at the Habitat for Humanity store. 
They’ve been in the shed awaiting the right moment to appear.
So, they will frame my entrance.
Putting a flat board along the top to hold them together will give me a shelf
to display things too.
You can see the new side wall made from the three doors.
We used the shelf brackets to hold them together while also supporting the shelf.
Awhile ago, one of the blogs I follow 
(I JUST can’t remember where I saw it)
 posted some pictures of nice booths she had seen when visiting an antique mall.
One of them had a cute fabric awning hanging on the front. 
It made such a difference and as soon as I saw it, I knew I wanted to do the same thing!
We needed to make the awning higher than the entrance so it wouldn’t hit people in the head.
Injuring customers could be bad for business.
After discussing how best to do it, we decided to just cut an awning out of wood.
Fortunately, my husband collects wood like I collect fabric.
He pulled a piece out, decided it would work and we got started.
Drew some scallops and cut them out with a jigsaw.
Someone insisted on routering them all nicely….
what a guy…..

It does look nicer this way….
Here’s the awning piece….
Cute huh?
My job is all the finish work to make it look good.
I’ll paint it black and white striped.
It’s rainy out today…of course…..
So I’m working in the garage.
Where I do a lot of my fancy schmancy work…

The rain is good for the yard though
Remember the Formosa type azaleas I love?
Last time they weren’t in bloom but just buds.
Aren’t they gorgeous?

This is my favorite.
It’s named George Tabor.

I only found two blooms open. 
They bloom a bit later than the fuschia colored bushes.
Just thought I’d show you what was going on in the garden!

I’ll keep you up to date on the booth!


  1. Your booth is coming along nicely! This will be such fun for you. Kudos to you and your hubby for working well together.LOVE your flower photos, too. Thanks for visiting my blog and your comment. That March 31st post you asked about? It’s active now. I’m coming back after a short flu break. And, I’m your newest follower!

  2. I’m so excited for your booth. We’ll have to take a field trip when it’s done, so you can show it to me. Congrats!

  3. Fabulous, as always, Lorraine! Can’t wait to be a customer! 🙂

  4. Oh Mrs. Flibberti, that booth is gonna be awesome. Does it have a name?


  5. Oh you clever girl! I can’t wait to see it finished.

  6. Your booth will surely stand out with the “Entrance”! Very creative way to design your space at home. I can hardly wait to see the finished space!

  7. What a great idea to make a mock-up in the garage : )

  8. It’s going to be great !!

  9. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW it is going to be fabulous! absolutely FABULOUS!!!! you have dazzled me! hugs…

  10. Looks like your booth is going to be very cute and inviting! In one of your posts you talked about being in Chartreuse. I was wondering where you’re setting up your booth?
    Mary Alice

  11. Best of luck with your new endeavor. I did this with my daughter for a year and had a blast!

    Wishing you lots of success and fun!


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