I Found a New Booth Home

Right smack dab in the middle of the holiday season I found a nice shop with an available booth to rent. Ironically I found myself in the exact same situation a couple years prior. Getting ready for Holiday shows, Christmas craziness, and a new booth to stock and get ready.

And here I was again.

I was very excited to find a place and even though the room was pretty rough….I knew I could make it mine with a little hard work.

My New Booth(sorry for the poor photo quality, these were all taken with my phone)

The picture above was what the room looked like before I started. It originally had some really awful carpet and had the choice to remove it or not. I figured whatever was under the carpet was better than it…..so I took the gamble! What lay under was some pretty messy plywood. To cover it I grabbed some white paint I had in the garage and did some dry brushing in both directions on the floor. It covered the wood and the other paint that was on there pretty good.

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There was only one sad light in the middle of the ceiling with no other light source. So obviously I needed to bring some more light into the room. I didn’t want to go out right away and spend a lot of money so I went shopping in my garage and came up with the idea of hanging some icicle lights around the room. It really brightens up the place and adds a bit of a glow to the room.

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I decided to paint one of the walls in the room. I had a quart of bright aqua (even though it looks light blue in the photos) in the garage and painted one accent wall. I cut out some vinyl with my business name and added it to the aqua wall.

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I think the room has made a huge improvement! Especially considering what I had to work with and that I strictly shopped my garage for all the things that I ended up using. Obviously the room is filled with Christmas goodies as these pictures were taken when I got the room filled up just before Christmas! Now I’m working to whip up lots of awesome goodies to fill the room!!! So excited to have my own little space again!!!

If you live in or are visiting Louisiana and want to drop by, you can find my booth here:

Antiques and Art on Main

700 Main St
Minden, LA. 71055


  1. Your booth looks great!

  2. What a difference! Great job!

  3. Courtney, I live in Nashville, TN but I am from Ruston, LA right down the road from Minden. I’m coming to Louisiana next weekend and hope to come to visit your booth.


  4. Well, now I want to go to Louisiana!
    I love the icicle lights- I think they look better inside than hanging from people’s gutters!

  5. Congratulations on your new little shop! ๐Ÿ˜€ Sounds like fun! If I’m ever up your way, I’ll certainly try to stop in. Have a blessed and prosperous 2014, Courtney!

  6. Oops! the website listed is not in use. I accidentally pressed enter before deleting it. ๐Ÿ˜€ God bless you!

  7. We love having you at A&A! I just shared your site on our FB page:) Love it! Now that most of the renovations are behind us and the website almost complete, I hope to jump back on the blogging and painting wagon!!

  8. jessica moss says:

    ๐Ÿ™‚ FUN! I wish I could work up the courage to do something like that! Maybe you will be my muse? haha have a wonderful day!


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