Last week, Angea and I gave our booth space at Uniques and Antiques a mini makeover! We had been pondering painting the walls (yes, again) and we wanted a new clothing rack.
Our goals for the makeover:
- transform the appearance of our wall
- not disrupt our space for a long period of time, since the store still had shoppers
- use items we already had to create an eye-catching and creative display
- create a better clothing rack, allowing better access to shop our one of a kind pieces
So what did we do?
- A faux ship lap wall
- A clothing rack and shelf made with old porch columns, a tree limb, and a board.
You might recall that we painted our walls a whitish - grey color, when we moved into this space last June. You can see that makeover here. We had picked out a light grey paint, but it looked much whiter on the walls in our booth. The two side walls of our booth are made of thin paneling and it makes hanging things on the wall a little more difficult, so we decided the clothing rack would be set in front of the paneling wall, giving us more access to hang things on the back wall (that is much sturdier and we can drill or hammer into it.)
"Junking isn’t just about finding or selling something for us. It’s the adventures we have, the friends we make along the journey, and being able to take something we found and creating something new and different." - Janice
So how did we create a ship lap wall for pennies? Painters tape and some grey paint!
Angea measured off 8 inch marks and I taped the lines.
She then took cheap acrylic grey paint (that she already had) and thinned it with a little water.
Then we both went to town painting a thin line, right above our tape marks, to give it the appearance of board planks.
We dabbed our previous nail holes with paint and then I used an envelope as a guide to create the vertical lines. We were just winging it at this point and I found an envelope in my planner, that made it easy to draw the lines, without needing additional tape.
Easy peasy and then it was time to create our clothes rack and put everything back in our booth!
"You gotta crack a few eggs to make an omelet" - Angea
There's a mess, before its going to be pretty...
A little back story on the columns-
Angea called me one morning last year, that she had found two porch columns at a garage sale for FREE and ask could I come pick them up in my truck! I got dressed and went to rescue them for her! Later on, she found feet for them at Canton Trades Days and we hauled them home with us last spring. Trust me when I say the ornate feet weren't cheap and Angea says it would tale a "pretty penny" if someone wanted them! 😉
A board attached on top of the columns anchored it all together, give us a display shelf , and support for us to hang our tree branch and clothes.
We took some grapevine, greenery, and lace and wrapped around the arch, then started filling her up!
We must say, we are excited about the outcome and spent very little out of pocket to make it happen! Win-Win, especially when you rent the space and want to make an easy makeover.
You can catch more of the booth and reveal in our Facebook Live video below. I really like the ship lap look on the one wall, so we may go ahead and do the other two walls soon. What do you think???