Wednesday, September 15, 2010

it's coming together...

Over the past few days I have been stressing a bit trying to figure out my wall plan for my set-up display at Yellow Door Art Market in Berkley, Michigan.

Here's what my criteria was in designing my space:

1) my display wall space - 6ft wide x 7ft tall

2) have an organized, professional looking space to incorporate the majority of my creations

3) for my design to fit in well with the design of Yellow Door's style

4) to be creative and to spend as little money as possible in creating my display

After a few days of searching online, shopping around locally, a Sunday morning spent on my computer designing the layout and I finally have a plan that I'm really happy with.

Luckily, I was able to use a lot of things that I already have at home. For one, I have a sideboard, narrow table that I redecorated years ago that was originally in my Great-Grandma's basement headed for the junk pile. I repainted it using a crackle finish with pale green as the bottom coat and the top crackle is white. The table has brushed stainless pulls on the four drawers. You see... we're in the process of updating our kitchen and I have been trying to figure out what I was going to do with my table anyway. So, I found a great use for it and I'm sure my Grandma would be happy to know I'm getting so much use out of it! Also, I have 2-white, ledge-style shelves in our kitchen they will also be used in my design for my framed original paintings. I found a silver metal shelf from west elm and "bonus", I had a gift card so, the shelf was free to me! While shopping online I found some wire baskets at Crate & Barrel. I'm going to mount those to the wall to hold my art prints of various sizes. So it turns out that I only need to purchase the wire baskets, some two-prong stainless steel hooks from Lowes or Home Depot (used to hang some of my ribbon-hung acrylic paintings and holiday ornaments), and mounting screws. There's a few more details I'm not mentioning here you'll have to come visit Yellow Door when they open for all the fun.

I love it when a plan all comes together!

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