Sunday, September 29, 2013

A DIY Jewelry Frame

So the other morning Parker says to me: "You know, I'm thinking we really need more storage. Especially for things like jewelry. I've been looking on Pinterest and I think we should make something pretty for you to store your jewelry, while adding a nice display feature to our empty bedroom wall. We could make it together." And I was like: "Totally!" So that's how we ended up making this jewelry frame.

I think it went something like that anyway.

Which brings us to one of my latest projects: my Jewelry Frame. And I love it. I got the inspiration (okay, so it wasn't his idea) on Pinterest {see here, here, and here} and kind of combined a bunch of different examples, took a walk around Hobby Lobby, and created my own version.
 

                   I used an 11 in x 14 in unfinished, wooden frame. At Hobby Lobby I found 2 wooden "racks" that had 5 pegs across them. I broke off 3 of the pegs and trimmed each of the ends so that I would be able to fit them inside the frame. I distressed and stained the frame and racks to match our headboard {find the basic instructions here}. P placed nails through the front of the frame to keep these wooden racks in place. I used 4 layers of thick, tough burlap between the top and bottom rack. We pulled the ends of the burlap very tight and stapled it to the frame on either side. Then we drilled 3 holes in each rack for the 6 additional knobs that I added.

I used a basic white hook and some twine tied around the frame to hang it on the wall. I wasn't able to hang it directly to the wall because of the ends of the knobs sticking through the back but I think the twine sort of adds to the rustic look. I also took over one of my husband's small drawers in our dresser to store the rest of my jewelry because it can't all fit on this frame and it's nice to keep the "finer" things (along with my jack-o-lantern earrings) somewhere a bit more safe.

 And ta-da! Isn't she pretty? Good idea, hubs-o.

Again, let me tell you, I am not creative. Nor artsy. Nor am I very good with a paintbrush or staple gun. Believe me when I tell you, if I can do it you can do it. I hope this can inspire you to try a project you never thought you could pull off. You go, girl :)

3 comments:

  1. Really cute. I love all the different little knobs. Where did you get them? They are so cute.

    Kallie @ But First, Coffee

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  2. Love this! I've been wanting to do something like this for a while but just haven't gotten around to it. You're inspiring!:)

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  3. Wow! Good job girl!! I love it.
    I also love that white mirror! Where did you get it from?

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