This framed pegboard display for my miniatures came together like a dream, and how often does THAT happen? I'd gotten some inspiration and tips from poking around on Pinterest. I found this large frame at Hobby Lobby, and it was very accommodating with its color, its size and the fact that it came sans glass. I got the pegboard at Home Depot. They cut it down for me and were SO HELPFUL with application ideas. I went with a wood glue and glazier points tag-team. Beautiful, baby! The metal holders also came from Home Depot.
For the other big chunk of my display, I'm using my childhood dresser. This is the same dresser where I had a village named Beetlegrass (sound familiar?) growing up. I'm showing it alongside its earlier incarnation. (Shield your eyes from the 1970s wallpaper -- "It burns! It burns!")
There's something real satisfying about having the dresser that served as the village for the first Beetlegrass to now be the retail home for my Beetlegrass-branded finger puppets. That full-circle thing makes my little-kid self real happy.
I had picked up a couple of cheap white frames to make my signage look uniform and to go along with my style. Problem: my printer decides to go on the fritz at sign-making time. Problem Solved: Mom had little alphabet rubber stamps which = craft project! During set-up, it made sense to glue a frame to the dresser and another to the pegboard. That's one of the things I love about this sort of work: you can design and plan ahead, but lots of times ideas happen in the moment that're just like: YEAH!
The buntings of pennants were made from my stashes of both vintage and new fabrics. I love that mix of old and new, because I feel like my tastes and my work reflect that blend. (I've been watching a LOT of tutorials about branding -- can you tell?)
I'll be posting more about the shop because we have SO MANY cool events coming up that I'm dying to share!
ArtFish42 is "an eclectic collection from area artisans".
We're located in the Walnut Beach section of Milford, CT at 42 Naugatuck Avenue. Phone number: 203-693-3301.
Our hours are:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 12-7pm
We'd LOVE for you to stop by!