i have been trying to figure out how to "decorate" my booth for accessories the show in new york (august 5-7). i have no expectations for this show. i have been doing this long enough to know that some shows you rock and others you are not even picked for the third string team.
i really contemplated not doing this... but here i go..again...hoping for some good business.
these things are expensive. i know it is a business, but unless you have a rich uncle, sometimes these events can really set you back if you do not have a good show. to break even you have to do double of what you put into it. you really are not making money unless you do 3X what you put into it.
so here are the bones of the booth: the javits center provides you with some sort of tan/brown wall that you can not touch. i have a 10 by 10 booth..so i have three walls of this tan. the carpet is grey. the table is lined with a black drape and a white vinal top. doesn't this sound so pretty?
so basically you have to "purchase" walls, hide the floor with a rug of sorts, and "rent shelves". ok.. tack that onto the bill.
i own brown solid drapes with brown grosgrain ribbon bows i had made for one show i did in atlanta. i like them enough. they are lined and well made. i am thinking about draping them on the two side walls.
i am then thinking about purchasing a hard core wall in a neutral color for the back wall, and ordering some modern decal from this company. the long table will be pushed up against the back wall, i will need to cover the table linens with something else.. and my sign will hang on the back wall as well.
shelves will line the two side walls. looking at either white or maple color shelves.
instead of buying heabdand display cases, i am wrapping a full paper towel roll with fabric and tying the ends like a candy wrapper.. cheap. but cute. and different. i will make three of these and place on walls with belts.
i have purchased some green and pink flowers in which i will do some arrangements for a pop of color. i also purchased (via michaels) martha stewarts pom pom flowers (made from tissue paper) and hopefully will hang from ceiling in booth somehow.
i also thought i would make a modern looking flowers out of styrofoam and ribbon. i will make 3-4 of these in various sizes.. i will stick a dowl (sp) in the bottom of each flower and put in pots of sorts. i think these will go on the floor or on the back table... not sure.
below is a rough idea of the ribbon flower i am speaking of.
it is pretty big.. but not HUGE.
i need to make more... but it is a litte time consuming. i thought i would put them in my daughter's bedroom when the show is over.
ok long post.
thoughts ideas anyone live in new york and want to tell me a cheap place to purchase shelves?
ikea is in new jersey..