Thursday, August 5, 2010

Using The Back Of A Showcase To Hang Pictures In An Antique Shop

Finding New "Wall" Space In Your Antique Shop To Hang Paintings

Have you run out of wall space in your Antique Shop to hang pictures? Well look about using the back of showcase like this dealer did at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, Connecticut.

What caught my eye on this attractive display of paintings is that the oval shape of the still life florals seems to compliment the rounded form of the back of this glass showcase.

The pictures are hung with special sticky hangers which can be used when you can not nail objects to a surface. While this showcase can not take nails, many shelving units and other cabinets made out of wood are easy to nail into (as long as you don't have to worry about ruing the surface in a piece that is for sale).

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.


  1. This is a nice way to display the pictures and make use of otherwise dead space. BUT, the dealer could take it one step further. The green cord running haphazardly down the back and unevenly under the pictures should be rerouted along the top and to the right, so the cord follows the curve and gets hidden behind that shelving unit. This is easily done with the same but smaller sticky hooks in clear plastic.
    On film sets we are forever hiding wires and cables and so seeing them, to my eye, is a distraction.

  2. Actually, one could just pull the cord around the curve and hold it fast with a small piece of duct tape or something, behind the shelves.. Easy peasy.