So what is an artsy antique booth and where is Deja U… you might ask?
Deja U is an antique store in the quaint town of Dayton, TN.
My mother and I have decided to rent a booth there.
She has the antiques and I have… well… my artsy, creative “stuff”.
I hope to sell some of my creations/projects along with my paintings there… or at least try… while mom will sell her antiques and collectibles.
Let’s take a tour of the place… shall we?
First… I will start with the street we are on…
Here are some of the neighboring shops…
Dayton is currently under a town renovation… I love small towns like this!
AND… I have to show you this truck across the street from Deja U…
“The Gentlemen Farmer… Fine Heritage Hogs” … Awesome! :)
That’s a new auction house behind it.
so now… onto DEJA U.
It’s a small antique store in the heart of town.
Here are some of the other booths inside the store…
Now I felt our booth needed a little rusty bling…
Here are some before shots….
The walls were painted yellow and it had some old wall paper on the back wall.
I painted it all a cream color.
Thankfully it rained the weekend after painting and I was able to get a decent weathered look on my sheets of metal I bought at Lowes… same process I used to rust my kitchen awning.
Here is the booth now…
It’s not very full because mom’s stuff keeps selling… but… that’s a GOOD thing!!
My wall… my little painting “gallery wall” is below….
I hope to get some more paintings and creations in there… not sure if it is a good place to try and sell them but it can’t hurt to try… right?
I love the look of the awnings and the benches together… especially with the windows and valances.
We have a great space here in Dayton, TN
if you are ever in town… stop in Deja U and say hello and tell them I sent you! The folks there are very friendly!!
Dayton’s Strawberry Festival is this weekend… it’s a HUGE festival and draws thousands of people!
Hoping to get some good strawberry shortcake… or something strawberry this weekend!