Keeping It Simple — Art Show Display

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Furiously working on the Vintage Bazaar display this past couple of weekends.  Staging and playing around with ideas…We took my son’s old kiddo desk(used to be one of those unpainted pine desks) that has gone through many painted iterations….  I like the size of it – about four feet long and only 18″ deep.  Perfect for the back of the tent.  The Superhero beefed up the back and gave it a rust feel with unfinished pine barn board we upcycled from my neighbor’s barn leftovers.  Charcoal and duck egg (Annie Sloan) chalkboard paints – one coat and this stuff if amazing. A bit of sanding for that vintage look and then waxing it all and a nice buff.   I collaged the inside of the shelves with a pack of 6×6 (Basic Grey) Out of Print papers to give it some color and used a small child’s chair painted  and two wooden boxes painted as props.

Staged on the patio to see how it looked.  I am feeling confident good about this look…What do you all think?????  Superhero is working on painting displays too.  I will show you those next time.  5 weeks and counting ….Art Show Display art show display 2 Art show display 3 art show display 4 art show display 5 art show display 6


  1. I think you did a great job! The paint colors are really nice on the desk and chair and the papers in the back add nice dimension and interest. Good luck with the show!

  2. The desk looks great, Corrine! It ALL looks great, including your ART!!!! It is going to be a big success. xo

  3. Really, Corrine.. this is amazing. It’s so bright and attracting. I think you are the “Super Couple”.

  4. Well done! Your set looks wonderful, you put as much work into this as you do all your art, you and the Superhero both. Makes me reconsider what to do with that old desk getting warped out in the garage….

  5. This looks so much fun to do, great!

  6. Like it! The color alone would draw me in for a look.

  7. It looks good and I agree would entice me in to have a look at your work.

  8. I think the soothing colours on the desk and props make your artwork stand out brilliantly, so I think you have done great work!!

  9. Beautiful Corrine! I just know you will have success!
    Hugs! deb

  10. So fun and inviting – just like you when we met in CT! Your booth is going to stand out for both the art and how you showcase it!

  11. Gorgeous and beautiful!
    Did I mention that I love it?!

  12. It looks wonderful and colourful and very inviting!

  13. fantastic! It’s beautiful and unique, and highlights the art without competing with it.

  14. It looks fantastic dear Corrine- love that blue yhou used for the chair and the desk- it is a wonderful background for your paintings- -match them so well- and makes them stand strong !!
    How exiting with the show!!!

  15. Ooh Corrine this all looks amazing. Lol I wish I could be there for the show, it sounds wonderful.
    Huge hugs x

  16. It all looks great Corrine, your paintings are all so beautiful, and that blue really sets them off so well, love it!

  17. An innovative and clever idea…and it WORKS! Make your paintings sing….tho’ I think they’d sing anyway.

  18. Nancy Lee says:

    I think the desk looks great! Very eye catching! I have several old wooden school chairs,too! Have fun!

  19. I think it all looks great! Your art is so eye-catching and colorful. LOVE it!

  20. You will need to be careful, or someone will ask if the desk is for sale. Very nicely done, and the displays you have created are perfect. Not too busy, not too sparse. Like baby bear, it is just right.

    I especially like the Reawakened canvas. All are beautiful, but that one immediately caught my eye.

    I also like how you used the chair as a lift. Great display potential.

  21. Wow…… love your project! The colors are so delightful! Thank you so much for sharing. ^_^

  22. What a clever display idea – you’re lucky Superhero is so handy…. 🙂 I agree with Karen that it gives a great background w/o competing with the art. And of course the art looks just fab!! I just know you’re going to have a great show!

  23. Hi, Corrine, I have to say that like food, no matter how good it tastes, presentation is *everything*! And, the presentation created through the use of this desk and chair is marvelous! Your artwork is fabulous and this is going to be a very positive experience, I am sure! Will see you there!

  24. Looks fabulous! the presentation is great and your art is so cheery and uplifting… wish I could be there

  25. looking good! think about putting a price on the chair and other small disp;ay pieces people are often interested and you can always find other small display pieces! have fun!

  26. You are ready to go! Good luck and have fun. (like you wouldn’t have fun)

  27. Looks fabulous ! Those brights would draw me in for sure !
    So nice that you and Superhero work so well together !
    Enjoy the process !

  28. This all looks amazing Corrinne! This will be a huge success; I just know it! Love the idea of presentation on the colorful desk! Brilliant! xxoo

  29. I love it! Your art is wonderful and it looks fantastic there, the colors really pop. It’s a great idea!

  30. Dang girl, turn my back for one second and look at what you do! This looks amazing. I love how you’ve put this together. Very very nice work Corrine!

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