If you’re doing a market or antique booth and your main focus is furniture, it’s always a good idea to also offer some small and medium sized home decor items at different price points. Just be sure to stay within your general style or design niche. After doing several markets now, I think I’ve settled on a pretty good mix of home decor items that I can upcycle to sell for profit. (The trick is to offer what pretty much no one else is selling, and do it well and for a reasonable price.) Here are some of my favorites…
1. Decoupage Napkin Crates
I first tried this project back in December (read the full tutorial Here) and I’ve since made many more! It’s become one of my favorite projects to create and sell.
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I won’t rewrite the entire tutorial again since it’s posted Here, but I will say that I don’t sand over the napkins nearly as rough as I did that first time. Now I mostly just sand around the edges of the wood to make clean, straight lines.
Here are links where you can buy the above napkins:
Top crate: Colorful watercolor print
Second crate: Pink, white, green floral
Third crate: Black and white paisley
Bottom crate: Colorful floral print
Left crate: Blue and white birds and flowers
It’s a bit of a messy project with the Mod Podge and the little scraps of napkins falling down after sanding, but I think the result is worth it. And so far I haven’t seen anyone else selling anything like these in my area.
Bonus: I do a lot of neutral furniture makeovers so these add a needed boost of color to my space!
2. Framed Cork Boards
(Read the original full tutorial Here.) I started making these framed cork boards about a year ago and I’ll keep making them as long as I can find pretty frames. 🙂
Here’s two of the thrifted art I found:
And here are the finished cork boards:
I try to find frames that have really pretty details and would look beautiful with lightly dry brushed paint. The goal is to highlight the details and even let some of the original finish peek through.
3. Drawer Shelves
You just need old drawers that are in good shape (with or without pulls), Mod Podge, paper of choice, and then we like to add a shelf if there’s enough room.
Do you have any products you make consistently for selling at markets or in a booth? I’d love to hear your thoughts in a comment below. Also, please share this post so it can inspire others too!
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