Sunday, August 1, 2010

Yellow Jewelry Holders


Have you seen this "thing" around your local Goodwill or at a garage sale?? Well, I got mine for free from my Grandma....thanks Gma!! I took it knowing someday I would use if for something!! It only sat on my shelf for about a month before I knew what I would use it for...a necklace and bracelet holder!! It is pretty delicate, so holding anything REALLY heavy would not work....since I don't have much jewelry it works great. I also had a smallish frame...around 18" X 8" that I wanted to use for hanging my earrings. I had great plans of easily spray painting them white then brown....HA! No such luck....the frame took the paint well, but the peg thing just sucked up all the paint I threw at her!! Grr. So I moved on to acrylic paint.


For this project you will need a frame....any size (I would say bigger than mine), some form of peg wooden thingy (yes...that is the technical term!!). I have seen them at numerous Thrift Towns and Goodwills. You will also need paint, chicken wire, a brush, sandpaper, material, staple gun and scissors. I got my material and paint from Joanns...isn't it beautiful?? Ahhhh....pure loveliness! I couldn't decide which color I wanted, so I picked 3 different styles. I eventually went with the yellow beauty.



Paint the frame and peg thing and let dry. Add chicken wire to the back of the frame with a staple gun. This was difficult. I did not have very good wire cutters....so I cut myself and butchered the wire a little. Anywho....after you have trimmed your edges add your material to the back as well. Easy peasy.


Now sand...pretty easy...I used 150 grit. As I began to sand the original white came through, and I LIIIIIIIKE IT!! It really pops in the distressed areas!!


The peg thing was difficult to sand...but it was so worth it to see the white come through!!


I added a little bit of the material from the frame to the peg thing. Two little bows, but it really brings the two pieces together and unifies them. :)




I am very pleased with my pieces. This was a tedious project, but so very worth it. I had forgotten what half of my jewelry looked like, but now all displayed and pretty, I cannot wait to wear it ALL (again)!!!

No this isn't all my jewelry, but I wanted to snap a few pics for effect! Ha!!





Hope you enjoyed this little project and all the yummy yellow fabric...I think I will go pick out some bling to wear to bed!! Hahaha!!

29 comments:

  1. OH so nifty! I've done this before too but I didn't paint my hooks. Perhaps its time for a makeover.

    So glad I popped by from Skip to My Lou

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  2. Nice job, thanks for stopping by thecraftinme. Have a great week!

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  3. Ashley I love how you used common items and dressed them up so cute. My mother for long time has used the cup holder for her necklaces

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  4. Those look great, love the yellow!

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  5. Great job to find new life in something not so pretty any more. I hope it makes you smile when you pick out your accessories for the day.

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  6. They look great together. I'm hosting We're Organized Wednesday this week and would love for you to join. There's a great giveaway too. Hope to see you there.
    http://organizeyourstuffnow.com

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  7. Simply adorable!! They look great together! I love the little bows that you added to it. They are just darling!

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  8. Great projects! I love good jewelry organizers, great job!

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  9. Cute idea! Love the chicken wire :)

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  10. LOL! Now, let's see a photo with all your jewelry :)

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  11. Nice to have you join us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  12. Love this! We just painted one of the "things" you have hot pink for my daughter! $.50 at the GW! Love you other project as well!

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  13. That really does go just perfect together! i LOVE the fabric background and the bows:)
    Visiting from justsewsassy.com
    Come by and check out my blog and a fun giveaway going on right now:)
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  14. I really like what you did with the frame for earrings! I thought it was so funny while browsing the power of paint party to see that "thing" when I had just contemplated buying one at a thrift shop. Of course, I didn't come home with it because I had no idea what I'd use it for! Your idea is awesome and the jewelry holders turned out so lovely!

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  15. What great organizers. The fabric looks like it matches your blog :). Thank you for linking to Fabric Fun Thursday.

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  16. The wire is brilliant! It all came together so well!!

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  17. Way to get creative with your jewelry holders. Are think that "thingie" were used as mug holders, right? I'm putting your project in the PoPP Spotlight on Saturday.

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  18. I did this same thing a few months back & LOVE how my necklaces look hanging on it! I love the chicken wire one you did too, thanks for the idea!

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  19. These are right up my craft alley! Very adorable and functional--the two necessary components of any altered artwork that I create. I haven't used chicken wire yet, but it's on my list. You might like the altered shutter I made. If you get a minute, check it out: http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com.

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  20. I love the look of the chicken wire. THanks for joining We're Organized Wednesday. Ihope you can join again. You're entered for the giveaway too.

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  21. I LOVE this!! What a great way to show off your jewelry!! All your hard work definitely paid off!

    ~Alison

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  22. I love the jewelry holder and have such a thing for yellow right now...too cute. Thank you for visiting me at GGH...I hope you will come by on Wednesday and link up to my new little party. xo Bev

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  23. Hi Ashley...we must be on at the same time lol.....I love your crafty blog, and what great project this is...really cute and so clever. I would love for you to join in my garage salen thrift party sometime...I host one every Friday...it is a little slow these days due to the heat...but I link up anything NOT purchased in a retail store.....Have a great weekend. Debbie Oh and enter my giveaway too for 60.00 to CSN.

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  24. Really cute idea! Thanks for linking up.

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  25. These are super cute! Thanks for posting to FTF!

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  26. I love them both! Nice work! And I could definitely use that earring holder!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!

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  27. ummm, WOW! they're so beautiful! I looove the chicken wire!

    Kimra
    http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com

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  28. What a great idea! I've definitely seen some of those hook things laying around at Goodwill, that's a perfect use for them!

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