Wednesday, May 18, 2016

New, Upcycled Displays in Jewelry Booth

I have to admit that between the retreat and being a farm girl, I've been sorely lacking in keeping up my booth at Southern Antiques and Accents. I went out there last week to check on it, and the owner happened to be there. She suggested that I spruce things up a bit and maybe display all my beautiful necklaces a little better. Now, this is the South, so don't you fret that she was nasty in any way. She presented this idea is the sweetest, kindest way possible. And, she was right. The booth needed a makeover! I hurried home with a few ideas knocking around in my head and worked the rest of that day and the next on making some new displays.

With the help of my handy hubby, I used the rusty rake head from my last craft and thrift haul and a wood block to make a bracelet holder. He simply drilled a perfect-sized hole in the block, and I painted the wood with watered down acrylic paint.

In addition, I remembered that we still had a beautiful piece of old door from our coffee table upcycle.

Again, Pat helped me create the necklace display by cutting down the door to size and pre-drilling a few small holes for the mug hooks. It was super simple.

I had been displaying the majority of the earrings in the booth with some of my crackle clothes pin magnets, but I knew that these new displays would block the majority of the metal backs. Instead, I used some foam core, book pages, and mini clothes pins (also from the last craft and thrift haul) to create two earring boards for the booth.
They are still a little bo-bo-looking so I may have to finish them out some other way. But for now, they work.

I also picked up some clear glass bottles at the Dollar Tree and brought a clipboard (in another picture) from home to help display more necklaces.

I really wish I had remembered to get some before pictures to share. But, you can see from this picture from April. . .

And this picture from March. . .
. . .that I had just been laying some of the necklaces out on the shelf willy-nilly.

Things look a bit more organized now!




As always, if you want a better look and are in the Fairhope, Alabama area, head over to Southern Antiques and Accents. You'll find my booth just behind the cashier.

Do you have any new and interesting way to display your crafts? I'd love to know. I'm always looking for innovative ideas. And, I'm sure I'll need to spruce the booth up again before too long.

Oh. . .and one other quick note. I've decided to be a little more active on Snapchat. You can follow me there as well. I'm CraftyHope! :)

4 comments:

  1. Looks great Hope!! So many pretties!
    Jenna

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    1. Thanks Jenna! I know this display will be constantly evolving as long as I have it. It was well past time for an update. It makes me smile to know you like it! Thank you so much!!

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  2. Your display would make me stop and look and look and look. Beautiful!

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    1. Lori! Awwwww, thank you so much! That's totally what I'm hoping for. Your opinion means so much to me too. I'm so glad you approve! ;)

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