We went to Lowe's one night last week to come up with an idea. That's usually how my family functions-- instead of having a plan to buy materials for, we just go to the store and hope that inspiration hits. Luckily, it did. In the form of a utility shelves frame, pegboard, and some creative thinking.
So, what did I use?
2. I bought a 6ft x4ft piece of white pegboard. I went with white because I thought it would look cleaner and I didn't feel like spray painting it myself. The white finish was only a couple bucks more than the regular old brown.
3. To connect the pegboard to the frame, I used simple 14" zip ties. I just looped two (one on either end) through the holes and around one of the cross beams and it held very well. Most of my canvases were held on by your typical pegboard hooks. Framed pieces that needed to hang flush with the wall were held on by stringing twisty-ties through the frame's hooks and through the pegboard holes, serving as an anchor.
Once the frame was built and the peg board attached, I simply pushed my table back into the frame, covered it with a classy black floor-length table cloth, attached my banner with some velcro so it's detachable, and voila! A brand new display!
Please note that I did make two different walls for this display so all of the things I listed above I actually did twice.
After I set the walls up corner to corner, I used fishing line to connect the two displays at the end panels and hung prints from the line with binder clips as a sort of corner display.
Finally, I had some pegboard hanging baskets leftover that didn't fit on the board itself this time, but they managed to fit quite nicely into the holes that were in the steel frame beams. This was exciting because it not only allowed me to display more prints (in this case my new greeting card line), but it also helped cover up as much of the actual structure as possible and fill that space with artwork!
Here are some of the photos I took from the weekend. What do you think??
|My full display! Notice the hanging prints in the corner and the baskets hanging on either side.|
|Banner-side. Hanging corner display can be seen a bit better here (on the left)|
|A close-up of the BuckAndLibby.etsy.com debut! They were a big hit!|