What’s a girl to do when she’s got waaay too much jewelry & not a big enough jewelry box? Brian’s response, “Stop shopping?”. My response of course is be resourceful & think outside the box… jewelry box, that is
My solution was to make a display of all those pretty little pieces! I was lucky to have landed a great find at the Thrift Store one Saturday morning. I paid only $1.91 (plus I think it was 25% off day!) for a beat up ummm…hmmm… a whatchamacallit? Not sure what it’s life was before I bought it but I definitely knew what it’s life would be after I was finished fixing it up.
First things first, clean the sucker. I don’t know where it’s been or coming from so it’s best to make sure you’re dealing with a clean project before starting. Before starting, I had bought chalk board spray from my local hardware store. I decided to spray paint the center. I didn’t have to be too careful spraying only because I knew I would be painting the other parts of the board with another color that would cover up where I had missed with the chalk board paint.
Next, I grabbed my favorite paint brush & mixed up a perfect shade of blue (blue was the result of left over white paint & left over blue paint from my office. My office will be another post later). I wanted a color that was a bit softer than my office blue. I then proceeded to paint the wood trim in my self-mixed robin’s egg blue. After the board was painted & finished drying, I took out my baskets of ribbon & yarn. Every girl should have a basket of ribbon & yarn by the way! You never know when it will come in handy. I decided to use yarn for this project. By the way, yarn is one of my very best friends. Mainly because it comes in an array of colors & you get more yards than ribbon at a cheaper price. Trust me, yarn will be your new best friend.
In the next step, I was lucky enough to already have the holes in the 2 corners of my board but it would be pretty easy to drill a couple of holes if you’re trying to mimic this board yourself. I decided on the length that i wanted my string to be & tied the string in the back where the knot couldn’t be seen. Next was the best part! Adding pizazz to my jewelry board holder with my jewelry pieces. I simply added them to the yarn by weaving the pieces through the strings of the yarn.
Last but not least, I added my initial “L” just so Brian didn’t forget that the jewelry board was mine & not his. Maybe I’ll make him one for his pretty pieces…