So not long after I had booked my FIRST event to trade at, I suddenly panicked and thought 'how the hell am I going to present all my jewellery on a stall'! I knew the kind of theme that I wanted, it had to something a bit dark and witchy, perhaps a cross between a witches alter, and a specimen cabinet! I started manicaly pinning things onto a Pinterest board and decided that I needed some sort of display shelf. It needed to look old and a bit weathered, small enough to transport in a small suitcase, yet large enough to display all my packaging jars! Having spent the best part of a week trawling through charity and junk shops to no avail, I finally spotted a rather old and very tatty veg crate. I realised that time was running out to get my stall together and that I would have to make whatever it was that I wanted!
This is KIND of what the crate looked like (I forgot to take a photo!!). Mine was even more tatty than this! Lots of staples and splintery wood! I chopped off the tops of the little triangular wooden posts and sanded the whole thing down. I then used some old wood to cut two shelves, some thin brackets and two small chunky 'feet' to give the shelves some height! I then used some brown acrylic paint, watered down, to stain the whole thing!
I did a few coats to make sure the colour was even and dark enough and left it to dry for a few hours!
The trickiest part was attaching the brackets to the flimsy wood! I had to use teeny tiny nails and tap very gently! I used some strong wood glue for the feet and let that dry before giving it a final coat of paint! And here it is all finished and in use! I love how it turned out and I just hope it lasts! It looked so good on my stall and I got lots of lovely compliments on my display!