Sunday, August 19, 2012

Display Dilemma

I thrive on creative challenges--most of the time.  However, I tend to greet display decisions with the same enthusiasm that I muster to organize income taxes or to go to the doctor.

But on the spur of the moment, in utter desperation, I came up with a way to display a wide array of soaps so they are easy to see.

I dug through the Mister's scrap piles and found 5 chunks of wood that were vaguely similar. 


I stacked them and wrapped a piece of fabric around the lumber.


Voila.  Instant display.  It has proven so handy that I'm still using it for the farmer's market this summer.  I screwed the stacks together so it's easy to tote around.  I'm not looking at it as a long-term display, just until I get a fancy one, once I decide exactly what I want.  That means I'll probably be using it for years.

Is this an original idea for a quick display?  It probably isn't, but I thought it was a touch of genius at the time, so don't feel obligated to burst my bubble.

Do you have any display ideas to share?  Leave a link below and I will eagerly check them out.

4 comments:

  1. Hi Amy, I designed one that is three tiers and comes apart for easy transport. I had a guy from the market build it for me (I lucked out, he only charged me $50). The sides are on hinges so they fold up nicely. It is 30" long. I am going to a market today so I will take pictures of it for you, if you like.

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  2. Yes, I would love to see it! (My plan is to figure out what I want then get my awesome carpenter husband to build it.)

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  3. Even sturdy cardboard boxes taped to the table and then covered with the table cloth, does the job for me. This also creates tall layers where required.

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  4. Smart idea, we are always changing our market display around. Shockingly we've left it alone for a few months this season. With fall around the corner it's time to switch it up again. I'd love to have a husband who could build whatever I wanted. A girl can dream. :)

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