For years I was a antique dealer. I rented space at three different Antique malls and sold anything I could redo or up-cycle. I've done so many different painting techniques. From Shabby, distressed to chalk paint.
Tips for a successful shop are simple.
1. Pack your shop. People like to buy from a shop that is full and packed. You need to make sure you triple or more your rent. To make your shop successful.
3. Always have a variety of items. Some painted or distressed but some natural actual antiques which are items over 100 years old. Also items that are $20 and under. For that impulse buy.
4. Social media is always a plus. Unfortunately instagram wasn't around when I had my shops.