Before and After Jewelry Display with Mini-Bunting Dry Run

July 16, 2013

Hi there!  Hope everyone is having a good week so far.  It's so hot and humid here in the midwest that it's almost hard to breathe when you're outside.  The car temperature read 100 degrees today.  Ugh.  I have painting jobs to finish but I can't because of the ungodly humidity.  I do have one project that I'm in the middle of that I want to share with you today.

I picked up this display stand at a thrift store for $3.98.  I'm not sure what it WAS, but I do know what I want it to be.

Any ideas?

I think it might have been a CD display stand. Heck, I'm not even sure it came with all the original parts.  I just know that it's going to be a great something for me.

Come on, you knew I was gonna paint it white, right?

When I saw it it screamed "jewelry display"!  No, really, it did.  You see, I've been on the lookout lately for unique (and cheap) stuff that I can use for jewelry display since I'm ENTERING MY FIRST SHOW IN SEPTEMBER! {Details forthcoming}  And since my necklaces are usually pretty long I knew this would be perfect.  One can of Rustoleum white spray paint and I was a happy girl.  Oh, and did I mention that it's on a swivel so you can turn it while you're looking at the jewelry?

After it was painted white I decided that it still needed a little something........can you say mini-bunting?  I could just envision some colorful mini-bunting blowing in the breeze, adding a bit of whimsy to the display.  Can you see it?  Never having done this before, I figured I needed a trial run.

It's very scientific.  I eyeballed the display stand and guessed what would be a good size for the bunting.  Then I drew my trial triangle on a post-it note (numerous times), cut them out, and taped them to some sisal twine that I had already tied onto the display.

Imagine this all the way around the stand.  I stopped after I had done a few rows because I could see that I liked it and that I just needed to find the right fabric for the real thing.

Hhhmmmm.  Will this work?  Stay tuned for the final reveal! 

I'm very excited about this, people!  I love it when my creative juices are flowing.  I really want my booth at this show to be spectacular.  I'll keep you posted once the final mini-bunting is complete!


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Anonymous said...

I said to myself, now what is Kathleen going to do with that? I should have known it would be cute!! It's adorable!

bj said...

Well, now, this is just adorable.
I can just see beautiful jewelry hanging all over did good, girl.

Thanks so much for following ...I am following you right back...

and, as for SAM...I have no idea where he is...haven't seen him since I was 16....:))

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So far so good. You have me so curious, sure looking forward to seeing the final version.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, this is so clever. What a fun idea. Hugs, Marty

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