As I was getting ready for the Santa Ana Patchwork Show I went a bit into overdrive on my new passion – Patent Graphics.I’d made large ones but I’d also made some smaller ones that I thought might be appealing.
It was too small for my needs but it did get my mind going.
So, as I was maniacally trying to finish up all the various coasters, trays, signs and projects for the show I decided that now, YES NOW! was an ideal time to launch into a new display project.
And so, a somewhat unofficial, Use What You’ve Got Project was born because, you see, there is STILL leftover wood from the dresser.That thing is clearly magical and I’m growing concerned that it was actually a portal to Narnia or something and I’ve totally screwed up.
So I started out with this motley pile. It’s a piece of the top, one of the supports that held the drawer up, a drawer front and a couple of drawer sides.
I used the larger pieces for the base and backer and I used the rail for the front retaining piece (25″ long). I cut the other piece of wood down to make four dividers.A quick assembly with glue and screws and it was looking OK. I gave it a quick, light, once-over with some watered down white paint just to cover up the raw wood. And, since I hate to miss an opportunity to use the Lenk tool these days I decided some text would make it look more official (and cooler).
I just typed out some text, reversed it and attached it to the front and Lenked away!And it worked! It let people flip through their options quickly and because the wood was so old and dried out it is quite light considering its bulk.(Is putting patent images in a Patent Office box a bit too on-the-nose? I can’t decide.)It was up front in my booth and the signs got looked over and purchased quickly – mostly sold out by the end of the day.
And now my mind is spinning on a totally new look for my booth in the future.
However, that “future” is soon because up next is the other Patchwork show in Long Beach this coming Sunday! Lots to do!