Thrifting Thursday 11-7-13 Improving my Show Display in a Thrifty Way
Hello Thrifty Friends,
Lately I have been lamenting my craft show display.
I know I have W-A-Y **too** much inventory coupled with a deep seated fear that not putting it all out on view will cost me a sale. But clutter bug that I am, even I recognize that it's too chaotic and it probably hindering things.
I recently polled my peers at the SRAJD [Self Representing Artists in Jewelry Design] FB page and asked for some sage advice.
They offered me a ton of great suggestions, many of which I took to heart.
The subject of height/shelving came up and so I set my thrifty brain to work.
Last summer I purchased this rattan etagere' at my local charity shop for $15. I used it a few times for my foray into polymer on glassware but it was a bit wobbly for glasses and so into the back of the garage it went.
Earlier this week, while setting up a 'mock display' [do you do that before a show??] to try and get a handle some of my display chaos I spied the shelf in the corner and popped it up on the table. I like the height and the focal effect ~but the color didn't really work for me. I have the table coverings reversed in the pic below... just trying it out... didn't like it.
|Not any where near the way it will be... I take a lot of pics as I play with my set up, just wanted to show the shelf on the table....|
Well, if you know me, you know that I believe in the power of spray paint. Most anything can be fixed with patience and a couple of cans of color.
I like the effect so far, this picture is after two coats, but I think this needs at least one more.
So, I know this post is not too exciting but it's a busy time of year and I have a garage full of display stuff to edit.
I have a small show on Thursday [today]~
There are no fees, so it's just my time and it's a chance to test my new "edited" display....so pics of the most recent reincarnation will be forthcoming.
Have a great week!
Here is a shot of today's set up. I think it's much better, although I know it could stand a bit more tweaking, for now I'm happy with it. :-D