Next Tuesday I will have access to my booth at the antique mall and I have been frantically looking for different pieces to display some of my stuff. I've never had a booth before so I'm starting from scratch.
Last week I stopped at an indoor flea market and came across this metal display stand.
I thought the size would be good for the booth and it only cost $5.00 so I brought it home.
Once I got it home I was pleasantly surprised to find that the piece hanging from the back of the stand could be lifted and secured (I'll show you how I'm thinking of using it further down the post).
To make the shelves more usable, I placed a 2' length of wood on each of the shelves.
I plan on using this to hold some of my smaller vintage sewing items (vintage trims, spools, buttons, patterns, etc.) so I played around with adding some old sewing machine drawers and cigar boxes as storage.
And that top piece I showed you earlier......
I think it will be great to hang some vintage lace and crocheted trims,
mimicking how I've displayed the laces and trims in my studio.
(Although for selling purposes, I will be wrapping the trims individually on tongue depressors).
This isn't the finished display but I thought I would post and get your input.
Would you paint the display stand a different color? At first I thought I would keep things simple and just keep it black but now that I see it put together with the wood drawers I'm thinking that good ole' heirloom white might just be the way to go.
The wood shelves are unfinished and I was debating on painting or staining them too.
So what do you think? Keep it black or paint it?
Paint or stain the shelves?
I appreciate the feedback.