Thursday, February 11, 2010
DIY - Jewelry Holder
Then, I purchased a length of board from a home improvement center and had my husband cut it down to 6 inch strips, and he drilled the appropriate holes for the handles to attach. He even fixed the back so the screws would be flush on the back. If I wasn't so impatient, he would have added strips to the back so that they could hang flush on the wall. But I'm impatient and didn't want to wait more days.
After all the items were together, I painted all the wood. It was easier to paint than to try and match it, and it was cheap wood, so I don't feel too bad about painting it.
Hmmm, just let me take a moment here to mourn the loss of my cheap Iraqi docking station. Sadly, it was no match for my son...sigh.
Anyway, these are for my room as well as my daughters room. I love the colors here...so cheerful! Once the paint was dry, I simply screwed the pulls on, and added a hanger on the back. I also chose to add ribbon to make it cuter, as you can see in the after pics below.
For the earring holder, I used an idea I found somewhere using Mr. Google. I'm sorry I forgot to book mark the site, but there were lots of them out there anyway. I simply put screen over the glass of a picture frame, and a piece of scrapbook paper behind it. You could also put fabric back there. Then simply slip the earrings through the holes of the screen. I hang my post earrings through a piece of ribbon below.
I love this system. My jewelry is always accesible and visible now, and it looks pretty as well!