I hope you've had a great weekend. As the craft fair draws nearer, I've shifted my focus from creating jewelry to creating displays. I want to share with you how I've outfitted B's uncle's painters case from the early 1960's to a jewelry display. The rules for me using this sentimental item inluded no sanding, painting, drilling, decopauging, or doing anything that might permanently change the case. The case itself is beautiful, telling a story of a painter's toolbox...
I decided to cut fabric to fit the lining of the case and I adhered the fabric using a double sided hem tape which is more secure than normal double sided tape. This tape is also flexible enough to not rip into the wood.
The cubby holes in the center are perfect for holding brooches, earrings, or hairpins. I'll be spreading my items out among numerous vintage plates, but I definitely want to utilize this space.
I'll use the top portion of the painter's case to hang some of my necklaces. I found the perfect sized clothes pins at Michael's yesterday. This way, people can easily try on the necklaces and place them back if they (sadly) don't want to purchase one.
I am incredibly happy with the results. The display will add some color and dimension to the overall table.
I've also added three new necklaces to the shop (most of what is pictured here is not in the shop currently). Here I am wearing one of them:
What do you think? The fair is in only two weeks and there's still lots to do! I can't wait to see how the final table comes together. If you have any suggestions, I'm all ears.