The first weekend of April I did my very first art show. It was actually the first time my work was on public display in any form. Yes, I was nail-biting nervous! The booth was a labor of love (and hate at times LOL). I got to use power tools which was super fun. I built the back wall all by myself from cutting the wood to drilling the holes. Woo Hoo! Go me! The guys have been tricking us and making us think it’s a pain, but I’m here to tell ya girls that it was so much fun. I kind of wanted to just keep cutting wood. Ha! Anyway, here it is all put together. I hope you enjoy.
My back wall was made of two sheets of beadboard that I whitewashed and attached together in the back. I made a little thing (apparently called a “kicker”) that came out in the back at an angle to hold the wall up. I used Hercules hooks to hang the frames and canvas.
The screen was just some wood frames with muslin stapled to the back. I also stapled picture wire to the back to hang my 11×14 mounted prints. And I’m a little OCD so I whitewashed all my clothes pins to match the wall. 🙂The easel was relatively easy to make. All the measuring and cutting was easy, but putting it together wasn’t. Full DIY tutorial can be found here. For my frames I took apart old pallets and used the wood. I did a color was on them with the paint left over from my chair; I just mixed a small amount of paint with water and brushed it on.