Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sunday Shop Update: Painter's Case to Jewelry Display

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.

29 comments:

Kate Gabrielle said...

I love this idea!! You come up with such great ideas for your craft show displays.. I can't wait to see what your finished table will look like :)

Gina said...

Looks awesome! I am doing a fair in two weeks and have been searching for the perfect display pieces all weekend. This is a great idea. I love it.

Jen said...

No suggestions here! Looks like you're doing a fabulous job!! The display box is amazing. Girl, you have some talent!

Redbonegirl97 said...

That is a beautiful way to display your jewelry or the store it. I need the DIY for the orange lampshade, where is it at on here?

Tiffany
Peace, Love and Chocolate
http://liferequiresmorechocolate.blogspot.com

Wally said...

I love the new look on the tool box. I love to find old things and give them a new function. Your pieces is looking real nice on the toolbox too. I wish you all the best at the fair.
Annette, Wally´s Paper

Diana said...

It looks great!! Naomi did this with her drawers but with maps, but this is such a feminine touch. It displays your work beautifully.

Is that you modeling the necklace? Your hair is getting so long! :)

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Really pretty idea, no suggestions either, it is amazing!

Bromeliad said...

Gorgeous. So creative!

muchlove said...

what a terrific idea! All the little compartments look perfect for the jewelry. The splattered old paint on the sides add so much charm and character too.

Capricioustraveler said...

I love this! Really great idea. Post photos of your booth, cant wait to see!

The Cottage Cheese said...

I know I say this often, but you are such a creative genius Christina! I love the painter's case, and it's so special to have something personal like that to use for your display. It showcases your beautiful jewelry just perfectly. I wish I could make it to the show to see it in person!

Kate said...

I'm doing one on May 1st. I have an old key display that spins, and a found some old wooden boxes (they're kind of like the ones used for clementines, but bigger and sturdier) that I'm using. I'm going to stack them on my table with picture frames inside. I put cork with fabric over it in each frame, and am using corsage pins to hand bracelets and necklaces.

Good luck! I love the painter's case!

Karena said...

Well I can certainly relate to this creative idea!! Very nice!

I have a new post and interview up I think you will enjoy!

Karena
Art by Karena

Angie said...

That is THE coolest display case EVER!!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

This is sooo awesome!! I love it! I need to make myself one!

lisaroy said...

I'm loving that display! best of luck with the fair - I've got one coming up this summer and am starting to sew like a mad woman! : )

Elizabeth said...

Just found your blog. It's lovely!
I'm lovin' your display case.Very creative!Beautiful necklaces!
Glad I found your blog!
I'm having my very first giveaway come on over and see.
www.mytatteredrose.blogspot.com
Hope you had a wonderful weekend!
Elizabeth

monika said...

It looks wonderful! Great idea!

Maggie Rose said...

Love love love the lace background! I can't wait to see the complete table. You're going to be a hit my dear!

Paper Pastries said...

That's a really interesting display, I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the table develops. Displays are so important- especially when you have to stand out in a crowd. Best of luck!

blueeyedfreckle said...

love the juxtaposition of lace and dirty/paint. esp with your beautiful pieces! so great!

Bridget said...

that is sooooo fabulous.

drollgirl said...

this
is
SPECTACULAR!!!

i have one of those old painters boxes, and i haven't used it in years (SHAME). and i have buckets and buckets of jewelry, and this would be a helluva a killer way to organize/display all! or almost all! :)

Iva said...

ohhh I LOVE IT!! its very pretty, and its going to be amazing!!! only two more weeks away!!!

Down and Out Chic said...

you all are so sweet, thank you for the kind encouragement!

Tonya {Kotori} said...

LOVE this idea Christina - and it turned out fabulously!

say.la vie said...

What a genius idea. It turned out wonderfully!!

Ashley Marie said...

This is brilliant! I love it! Just seeing something like this would totally me have to have something inside it!

Natalie said...

This is definitely the kind of thing I have been trying to find a tutorial for my own craft table. Thank you so much for blogging this!! (love your necklaces btw!)

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