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!!