8/25/2009

Booth Display Rough Draft

















This weekend I got serious about my Fall craft show display. I've been thinking about it A LOT the past month but it was time to put some verbs in my sentences as Dr. Phil would say. First thing I did was stain my new display shelves. After they dried I decoupaged the center panels on the front side with some earthy colored paper that I think goes really well with my banner and feel of my shop. I cut out pieces and used decoupage glue on both sides and made a sticky mess but it was actually lots of fun. I then painted the back sides of the panels beige. I'm really happy with how it came out. If I ever get sick of it I can scrap the paper off and repaint it.

I should be able to put 3 rows of scarflettes on each row which means I should be able to display around 40 scarflettes on it at a time. That will definitely be an advantage over last year where my little rack displayed less than 20 at a time.

After setting up the rough draft of my display above and studying the picture I found several things I didn't like. First I don't like the green tablecloth that I picked up at GoodWill. I think I will look for a brown sheet instead. I also thought the gray hands stood out like a sour thumb or 1 thumb and 4 fingers, pun intended. I decided to paint them and do a little of the decoupage on them as well. Don't look too closely at the picture. They look a little splotchy as I had just touched up the paint job.

I definitely wouldn't be able to use the other display shelf as it wouldn't fit on my table. The tables they provide at Strange Folk are bigger than mine so I might bring it just to see if I can use it there. I've been keeping my eyes open for a quilt rack that will match my fold up one so that I will have more matching displays for my scarves but if I don't find one I'm okay with using the ones I have this year. Overall I'm happy with my progress and I think I am going to have a much more professional and pulled together display this year which hopefully will mean an increase in sales.

17 comments:

Hot Rocks said...

Nice work on your display! I too have been thinking alot about ideas for my booth this Fall. Those Fall shows sneak up on you so fast.

janet said...

love your display..very creative!

Pricilla said...

Paige it looks lovely. I am sure it will lead to many sales for you.
Congratulations on a great outcome from all of your hard work.

Audrey said...

That looks great!! Every year friends and I rent a space in the local mall for the Christmas Season. It's so hard to get it looking just right.

Nun of a Kind! said...

Wow! Looks great! I have to do some major work with my display, and I am inspired now. Love the decoupage and the hands!

Kristin at My Art and the Mom in Me said...

You know what I think would look great.. Like a burlap-ey type material or even something straw-like.. Does that make sense? I think the display looks great.. but agree that a brown/tan material would look better.. more earthy and natural looking!! :)

Martha said...

It looks great, I hope you are happy w/your hard work and creativity.

Ann said...

Your display looks great.

Nancy said...

That's so interesting reading over your self critiques. I enlarged the picture to look at first and was totally going to mention those two colors. Your new shelf is so warm, and so is most of your work it really does need a warm anchor. I hope you post pictures of the final display! It is turning out so lovely and I love that it even matches your blog. You are really getting a very specific look and palette. Wonderful!

Split Rock Ranch said...

Everything looks so nice. I checked out the ebay store where you bought your displays and put some of their stuff on my watch page.

Lynne said...

You created a very nice display! It's going to look fabulous when you get your product on the shelves.

Stop by when you have time, I've given you an award for all your hard work! :-D

Nancy said...

Looks lovely, very motivated indeed!

Tina said...

Your display looks wonderful!

Lin said...

When I saw your photo, I looked at it a bit before reading. The very first thing I thought is that the hands were dark! Glad you changed them! Funny how we both thought that!

Karen said...

It looks wonderful. I am sure that your hard work will pay off.

tollykit said...

I really like your display. Looks great!!

storybeader said...

the display looks very well put together. That's something I need to do, make my displays match. Mine are a bunch of misc. things to hang jewelry on... and then my black display "necks"!

 

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