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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

A Boring Picture Frame Becomes a Beautiful Jewelry Organizer

Hello everyone!  It's hard to believe that it's almost time for another White Wednesday over at Faded Charm! Wow, where did the past week go to?  And I know that between now and the holidays, time will fly by at an even faster rate!

Today I wanted to share with you a jewelry organizer that I just sold in my Etsy shop.  I'm afraid that I don't have a before picture of it (I know, bad blogger!), but it started out life as a very boring picture frame.  I began by painting it a nice and creamy white (of course!), then distressed a bit and followed with Ralph Lauren's antiquing glaze.  I had hubby cut a piece of wood to fit the inner dimensions of the frame.  I then took my favorite blue and white toile fabric, and adhered it with spray mount adhesive.  I picked up this gorgeous fabric a few years ago on a trip to the Big Island of Hawaii (it's so funny, because you just don't think of toile and Hawaii together!), and have used it in so many different projects. It has a great bark cloth texture that I really love.  I am almost out of this pretty fabric, sounds like a great excuse to return to Hawaii!

The nobs are actually repurposed drawer knobs, that I spray painted Heirloom White.  I then used a bit of Rub-n-Buff in antique gold to highlight all of the wonderful details of the nobs.

 Hubby drilled holes in the wood so that I could screw in the nobs (it's so nice to have a handy, helpful hub!).


I really love the way it turned out!  I think I'll have to make some more, but first, a trip to Hawaii is in order!!
Have a great night, now it's time to get caught up with all of your lovely blogs!

25 comments:

Kim K. said...

Very very pretty.

Zondra Art said...

Beautiful and very vintage, I lake it Donna!

Kisses.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Ooooh! I really love this look and I totally need some like this since all of my necklaces get all tangled together! Great idea!

Jeanine

Suzann said...

What a great idea and how wonderful you have your hubby to help you out.
Thank you for sharing!
Suzann

NanaDiana said...

Love it, Donna-What a great use for an old frame. I'd say a Hawaii trip was in order...you certainly czn't find that at JoAnne's Fabrics (liar, liar..you probably can but if you want to go to Hawaii again don't let on). I just picked up an old frame to make into a tray. I'm not sure what it was in it's previous life but it is begging for handles and fabric.

Have a wonderful evening. I am back at work tomorrow...;<{ oh wait...I mean ;>) Hugs- Diana

Kathy said...

Very nice idea, and pretty.

Love of the Sea said...

Beautiful Donna. Love this piece, especially the toile.

Linda M. said...

Hi Donna, Thanks for stopping by my blog and your nice comments. Very pretty jewelry organizer.

Kelly said...

Oh my WORD! Not only is this GORGEOUS, but I just saw some pretty knobs the other day half off and was racking my brain on how to use them....this would be PERFECT! I am definitely going to have to try this out, and when I do, I'll definitely credit/link you!

kimmykats said...

Wonderful! A perfect way to use up beautiful knobs and an old frame. I need one of these but am too busy making the jewelry to hang on it!

Cindy Adkins said...

It's just exquisite! And I love what you did with it--ingenious!
XO

Tete said...

You're going where? I am sad...
But I love this idea and love those knobs!
I looked in the phone book for a GA group and we don't have one. Maybe Glitter Anon will catch on here soon.
Hugs you crazy girl- Tete

Rebecca said...

This turned out neat-not sure of the before-but the after certainly is wonderful. Love all the different details-perfect touch for someone's room!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Great idea Donna! I love all of the elements and details that you brought out:)

Jane said...

This is a beautiful repurpose of an old frame. No wonder it sold out of your etsy shop so quickly!!
Jane

Amaco said...

Thanks for using AMACO's Rub'n Buff! It adds a nice finishing touch to your knobs. I may have to try this one myself! I'd like to post this on our Facebook page and link back to your site.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Great ideal, and very lovely too!!! Happy White Wednesday... blessings~~~ Daphne

Haddock said...

Innovative

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

So cute!! I can see why it's already sold.

Jeannie B. said...

well, I really love the fabric!

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You've done it again, Donna! What a beautiful hook rack... love the toile! :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
I just popped over to say "hi!"
XO

cindy-stitches-n-stuff.blogspot.com said...

It's so cute! I need a shelf like that one. Very good job.

come visit
cindy@stitches

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Love that toile! You are so creative. Love what you've done with the frame. Wonderful.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Donna,
I just stopped by to see what you were up to...lol
(I never know!)
XO