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Just in case you were wondering…
I’ve been traveling the passed few weeks and haven’t been able to post. I’m currently in New Jersey, but will be back in Arizona next week and have a bunch of great projects and travel adventures to tell you all about!
I’ve been busy with:
A Chicago trip
A California trip
A New Jersey trip that started out with me being very sick
Fixing up a rental house that former renters trashed… so sweet of them.
And now enjoying the rest of my time in NJ with family and friends.
In the meantime, you can follow me on instagram, twitter or Facebook if you’d like. The links are on the right side of the page.
Until really soon,
I love transforming things into something they weren’t originally intended to be. Necessity is the mother of invention. So when my need for a jewelry organizer could wait no longer, a great idea came to my mind.
I had this nice vintage chair I picked up a while ago. My plans to fix, paint, and reupholster it, never ended up happening. My husband had recently been using the chair at his desk. Once I decided I didn’t want to makeover the chair, I thought to re-purpose it instead. I have a lot of “fashion” jewelry that I forget I have, because I don’t see it. One day, I looked at the caning on the chair and thought it would be the perfect way to display my earrings. I picked up the chair, turned it upside-down and held it against the wall.
And the plan for my new jewelry rack was born!
My plans included the following:
Detaching the back and arms of the chair, from the bottom.
Choosing a new fun Annie Sloan color, to add some femininity to the bedroom.
Go to Anthropologie and find some interesting hardware (i.e. hooks, knobs etc.)
With the proper tools and precautions, I got to work separating the chair in two.
After I sanded down the rough area at the severing point, she was ready for painting.
I ended up selecting two shades of purple: Henrietta and Antoinette. I also used some Old White I already had, for some detailing. Adding clear then dark wax on top of these beautiful shades, would create the look of a patina and tone down a little bit of the brightness.
These two ceramic hooks, add interest and a nice contrast because they are a stark white color. Both can be purchased at Anthropologie. In addition to making the perfect loop to my earring hooks, the caning made it very easy to attach my animal hooks.
HERE’S THE FINISHED PRODUCT… MY NEW JEWELRY RACK
THE EASIEST WAY TO BEAUTIFULLY DISPLAY AND EFFICIENTLY ACCESSORIZE YOUR OUTFIT AT THE SAME TIME.
THOSE ARMS ARE A GREAT SOLUTION FOR TANGLED NECKLACES.
I’M IN LOVE WITH MY NEW CREATION.
THESE GUYS MAKE ME SMILE.
IF YOU CAN THINK IT, YOU CAN DO IT. I HOPE I’VE INSPIRED YOU TO DO A FUN PROJECT THAT’S BEEN ON YOUR MIND.
HAPPY DIY-ING, TO ALL!
I HOPE YOU ENJOYED THIS POST!
Until really soon,