handcrafted log display

log display design for bird + beau

Having booked one of THE hippest shows around (The Rock & Shop Market), I set out to design a new display for bird + beau.  I needed to utilize vertical space considering my display surface would be minimal and I needed to achieve a certain cool factor to hold my ground in this show full of awesome vendors.

log display design for bird + beau

I envisioned white logs with natural elements and small branch-like nubs to display necklaces.  Serendipitously, a few rough cut logs from my favorite tree, which had fallen due to a lightning strike at our old house, had made the move to our new home.  I rescued them from the fire pit for the better good.

log display design for bird + beau

My husband cut the logs to size and then I stripped them of their bark and sanded them each down.  I painted the logs white, leaving the end surfaces natural.

log display design for bird + beau

Small portions of limbs were cut to serve as branch nubs for displaying necklaces.  Each was cut to size, then sanded and stained or painted.  I secured each nub in place with a hammer, nail, and glue.

log display design for bird + beau

Resting atop a faux fur rug, these organic log displays draw attention while letting the jewelry stand out.

log display design for bird + beau

The debut of this new display component has been a great success and has received many compliments (thank you!).  I have personally been excited to share the story of these particular logs and I am so grateful to hear the kind words of customers and passersby.  To me, they are the prettiest logs I ever did see.

Original log display design created using a little imagination and lots of elbow grease.

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