((I HAVE NOW BEGUN SELLING THESE IN MY ETSY SHOP. ALTHOUGH THIS SPECIFIC ONE IS NOT AVAILABLE THERE ARE A COUPLE OTHERS ON THERE AND I WILL DO CUSTOM ORDERS FOR ANYONE WHO WANTS. www.etsy.com/shop/OneHairCreations))
Finally a non-school related project. Another one I have been planning for a while. I have seen lately a few different ways to display jewelry in a fun manner. I am not a huge jewelry person but I have started collecting some pieces that I do like to wear now and then. I have been keeping them in a box in my bedroom. It works, but I often forget what I have and spend way too much time untangling the necklaces. Not too long ago I saw an idea on pinterest where someone had used different knobs and drawer pulls on a board for a coat rack. Here are a few examples. I got to thinking there must be other things you could do with these fun little treasures. That’s when this idea began to take shape.
I first found an old cupboard door at the Habitat for Humanity store (one of my new favorite places to shop) for $5. Not too bad I’d say. I also began looking for fun different knobs and drawer pulls. Most of them I found at the same store for $.50 each. Then today while wandering through Pier 1 and looking at their clearance tables I found some great fun knobs on clearance. I was ready to begin.
I first (with the help of my dad and a few of his power tools) drilled the holes into the door. I wanted them to be random and not necessarily in rows or any design.
I put on one coat of white spray paint. After that was mostly dry (I’m not very patient sometimes) we used his electric sander to give it more of a rustic look. We intentionally put knicks and dents in it as well.
After all the knobs were arranged and bolted on, we had a problem with some of the bolts being way to long on the back. Dad to the rescue. He pulled out some sort of tool and ground off the back of the bolts.
Those hands have been involved in making many beautiful creations and have given many of wonderful hugs to his little girl. Very talented and gentle they are.
I then took it home and was ready to put some finishing touches on it. The idea of chalkboard paint came because I felt like the board was too big for just jewelry and needed something to make it more unique.
I taped it off and spray painted it with chalkboard paint. As we have already established, I have an issue with patience when it comes to crafting. I get very excited to see the final product and rush things a little. I cheated and took out my hair dryer to get it ready to write on. 🙂
I added one of my very favorite verses to the chalkboard part and was ready to hang it and add the jewlery.
I absolutely love how this turned out. One of the best parts for me is I can always add more knobs as needed and so my mission of finding cheap and unique drawer pulls is not over. Also you may notice a couple of blank spaces. Unfortunately a couple of the knobs broke in the process so I must go get more and fill in the holes. Hmmmm back to Pier 1 tomorrow? Why not?
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