Friday, July 6, 2012

Shabby Chic Jewelry-holder tutorial

 This is such an easy and thrifty solution to hang your jewelry from. If you're like me, you want to be able to see them so you can easily choose which piece you want to wear. And like most people, I had more wall space than I  counter space, so this was a great solution for me!


I found an old picture frame at the thrift store (the one with the velvet in-lay). This isn't the one, but I forgot to take a "before" picture--and this one's pretty close to what it looked like. I paid $1.00 for it.

 
 Next, I bought a subtle off-white paint sample at Home Depot. It was an "oops", so I paid $.50 for it.
I painted the whole thing a few times--taking special care to liberally coat the velvet. As soon as all coats were dry, I lightly sanded the edges and detail to give it an aged look. Then I drilled 5 evenly spaced holes in the velvet part.
 Also at Home Depot, I bought the cheapest wooden knobs I could find and painted them.
 This is what they looked like scuffed and installed. Cute, aren't they?
 Then, I stretched a piece of fabric (cut 1" bigger on all sides) over Dollar Store foam core using hot glue on the back.
 I decided at the last minute to add more hooks on the bottom.
 Here's the finished product. I also made one to hold my hair accessories by gluing vertical pieces of ribbon on it.
That's it! I have been absolutely loving it! Not only is it very functional and cleared up quite a bit of space for me, but it's such a fun way to add pops of color to a drab wall!

2 comments:

Lyz said...

Love it! Gonna try it ASAP :)

Krista Raven said...

I Love this, How are you Amy? We moved bought a house in Cedar!!! come check out my blogs and comment! my blog address
http://bookreviewclub.blogspot.com and http://lollipopsandbooks.blogspot.com hope to catch up.
Krista:)