I’m excited that I finished painting my thrift store finds (bookshelf, shelf, and mirror) and garage-found table in the deep, dark purple plum paint! When they dried, I hauled them all upstairs and put them on my dining table. I measured for a typical craft show table, and proceeded to work on a new show display. Then I took photos. I have to warn you that they are terrible photos – bad lighting, some blurriness, bad colouring, not far away enough to take in the whole scene in one photo. This is because I needed to clear off my dining table ASAP, so I couldn’t wait for good light; I worked in cramped quarters – a wall right by the table prevented me from backing up for good photos; and I had no blank background to work with, and I was too tired to ask my kids to hold up a white sheet behind it all, hahaha! Oh well. I’ll still post them so you can get an idea of what it’ll be like for fall shows. And at some of those shows, I’ll get some much better photos!!!
Please let me know what you think about the setup too – constructive critique welcome!
View from end of table. At far end is the bookshelf – I filled it with reversible batik bags. On top of it is a wire rack to hold more bags and to hang some brooches. At the near end is the smaller painted table, and on top of that is the small shelf. I like that there are varying heights in the display. The mirror is hiding somewhere in the middle back.
I grouped most like items together, but I also scattered items among other items, to suggest pairings for gifts. Art notecards are clipped alongside flower brooches on string, individual wristlets are displayed next to individual hats (which are propped on balloons), and brooches and cards are clipped to batik bags. It may look jumbly in the photo, but in real life, I think it looks pretty cohesive.
(Ignore the awful entertainment centre background!!) This is the shelf display that I placed on top of the small painted table (the one from the previous photo). Amazing what you can do with string and clothespins.
And one more photo of the progress of the mystery “work in progress:” (again, not a great photo – tiredness abounds today)
Phew! I’ve now come to the end of a list of MAJOR projects I wanted to complete for starting up my craft business!!! I’m very excited (and very tired). I’m now aiming to post more about other topics in the coming months, as well as showing you “works in progress” and letting you know about local craft shows I’ll be participating in (I’m signed up for several already!).