Tuesday, November 3, 2009

A Display is Born

I have my first LA Craft show this Sunday November 8th at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. And I'm just now getting my display put together. I know crazy last minute right? And if you knew me you would know that I'm not usually a last minute person. But I've had a hard time getting all my ideas to come together into a cohesive design. So for inspiration, I spent this past weekend in my personal retail "mother ships", Anthropologie, Santa Monica and Hollywood. I love these stores, I always feel like they have somehow gotten in my head and set up the store just for me. I can't afford to buy anything at Anthropologie put I love to "shop" there.

Awash with inspiration I hit Michael's. I got 10 frames, $1 each, floral foam, and potpourri. I already have my table fabric at home. My hope is to put together a light weight/ versatile display for about $40.00, using the items from Michael's, things I have around the house, and the inspiration I found at Anthropologie.

First up the dollar frames, bamboo boxes, and cheese boxes from my aunt. $10.00

I gave the frames a "Blue Wash" with watered down craft paint in my HSB blue and then.....Check in tomorrow and hopefully I will show what's up with the floral foam. Cross your fingers it all comes together. Attractive and low/no budget is a hard combo to pull off. I'm almost bald from pulling my hair out.