Sunday, February 21, 2010

Thrift to Treasure

We took a trip to the flea market today and found lots of goodies.  I bought 2 of these cheap, gold frames and they were 25 % off.  We stopped by the hardware store and got more spray paint, dover white.  I don't know why I only buy one at a time !

Step 1:  Prime with Kilz and paint ( I used dover white)

Step 2:  Staple fabric to the back of frame.  I used the same silk that I made my roman shades with.

 

I decided to make this a necklace holder about this time so I had to find some way to attach hooks to it.  I wish I could remember where I saw this so I could link to it but I have no idea :(   Oh yeah, and I didn't want to make another trip out so I had to find some way to "make it work". 

Step 3:  Cut boards the width of the frame minus 1/2" each side.



Step 4:  Attach boards to the back of frame with 3/4" brads and a few staples.


Step 5:  I used tenter hooks because that's what I had on hand and staggered them across the frame.


Step 6:  Hot glue a sawtooth hanger on the back.


I hung it in my bedroom and filled it up really quickly.  It holds about 16 necklaces and I have a lot more so I will be finishing the second one exactly the same way and hanging it beside this one.  The top looked empty so I stuck a tassel on it..............

I think I read that pairs in the bedroom are good feng shui so off I go to finish the second one.  I'm linking to Susan's party at BNOP for Metamorphosis Monday,  The DIY Show off Party, and Tatertots and Jello's Weekend Wrap Up Party.......go check them out !


34 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the shape to this frame, Tammy! What a great idea to use this for jewelry! Love the tassel touch at the top.

Gillian Layne said...

That's really clever! I know I'm always surprised by the jewelry hidden away in drawers. Smart.

Allison Shops said...

Wonderful idea! I need to do this for my DDs.

Be sure to visit AtticMag this week and see a tour of my home.
Allison

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think I need to invest in some spray paint and get busy!

Low Tide High Style said...

What a wonderful idea for storing your jewelry! So very clever and it's not only practical but it's also pretty!

Kat :)

Kelly Howard said...

You never cease to amaze me! That is so pretty!

Pine Tree Home said...

Two will be twice as nice!

Shelia said...

You are definitely the most creative one! This looks great!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

pk @ Room Remix said...

I love the shape of that frame too, and of course it's so much better painted! Cute jewelry holder.

Tamstyles said...

what a great project...wow.I love finding blogs that I have never seen and be wowed!

Brabourne Farm said...

What a fabulous use for an old frame - pretty and useful! Leigh

Deborah said...

Tammy, I just love how you go get yourself and idea and then make it happen!

Design Esquire said...

Wow! It looks fantastic. I love it.

Ashley said...

This turned out so cute! I think I may need to make one of these myself...

Patti said...

clever idea...looks lovely in your beautiful room (love the stripes)

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I love this Tammy. I may have to steal your idea. I'd love to update my walk-in closet with some pretty and functional storage ideas and this would be perfect.

Nouveau Stitch said...

Great imagination and repurposing! I love when something is given a totally different life. Looks great where you've hung it. Great job!

Ellen

Bethany Dirksen said...

Um....that's a fantastic room you have that in. The paint on the wall if gorgeous and the tree art is wonderfully unique. This diy project really made a great addition to the space.

Joy said...

That looks terrific. So much better than the thumbtacks I have mine hanging on in my closet.

I need vision I tell you vision. I haven't had any lately! That's why I love visiting you.
♥ Joy

Teri said...

Hi Tammy~

Yes, I think Becca has got us all hooked on those gorgeous colors! I can't wait until my hubby has the chance to get our crown molding up. The colors will really pop then!

Your necklace holder is beautiful! I love the finishing touch of the tassle! Nice. =)

Teri

Treasia Stepp said...

What a beautiful way to display your jewelry. I love your stripped walls.

Becca said...

This is beautiful and SO creative !! And, because I've come to know your love for tassels and embellishments, your tassel at the top is perfect and very fitting. Thanks for sharing, Becca

ashlina said...

tammy! you are sooo clever...i absolutely LOVE what you did with your finds...

:)
xoxo

Tammy@InStitches said...

Thanks ya'll, it is really easy. You can do it !

Mi Vida Bonita said...

I love this idea, I need to do something like this. My necklaces are piling up and I have no where else to hang them!

Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home said...

Beautiful! I have to do this, way better than the jewelry tree's that clutter up your counter, that are way too short, and don't hold enough. Thanks!

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Tammy,

Great project and 2 will be even better! Love the tassel on top. I have been on the lookout for similar frames to transform into a chalkboard for my kitchen

Best wishes,
Tammy

Michelle Jamieson said...

I love the horizontal stripes on your walls! I think you've given me the confidence to do this in one of my sons rooms :) Michelle

Pink Wallpaper said...

so cute...wish i was organized enough to keep my necklaces like that...instead they are all balled up in a jewelry box!!

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

Your room is FANTABULOUS!!! Thank you for sharing your fun idea!!

jenjen said...

SO pretty! I love the dark burlap with the white frame. Very classy!

Thanks for linking this up. I love it!

XOXO
Jen

Storibook Designs said...

Looks great Tammy; perfect size for the space and I think I can tell you atleast one place you read that "pairs in the bedroom are good feng shui" ...:-)

Room to Inspire said...

I have got to agree with some of the other comments - I just love the shape of the frame! And what a creative way to display your jewelry.

Chelsea

LAKEITHA said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog! This is funny because I have a mirror with that frame that I found at the Goodwill! I was just thinking I wish that I had another frame like that to put a mirror in! Aww Dang!

Have a great day lady! And, I'm glad a found your blog!

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