Saturday, May 28, 2011

My Jewelry has been framed.. is it a holder, a displayer or part of the decor?


Is this what you jewelery 'area' looks like?

I made one similar a couple years ago, but it`s now a sight for sore eyes.

Picture a plain black frame with a dark grey placemats.. and small makeshift hooks at the top..

Cute, eh?

Now picture it falling apart.

Not so cute.

Either way.. I have this thing where if I don't see it, I forget I own it - and don't wear it.
(I may do the same with clothes, spices & food as well).

Since we're leaving in about 1 month & 3 days (but who's counting), I've decided to go on a buying strike - well other than necessities that we don't already have.

I found these 10cents (per package of three) beauties at the first garage sale of the season!

Then took out some not so pretty frames I planned to use actual pictures.. I may or may not change my mind often.

This is what happens when I paint.

Never fails.

But the results were worth it...

These 2 frames were very plain. Dark brown. Nothing special.

I wasn't sure that I could make it "pop,"

But 2 light coats of off-white spray paint, the use of 'battleship grey' & ebony stain as light stains..

And some light sanding..

I like it.

Skip a few steps..

replace chicken wire with jute & hooks because of the no-buying strike & because Andrew hates chicken wire

... put the hooks in place.
... hide screws in the back and tie jute around it.
(I know a staple gun could have been more efficient..but there were no more staples & I couldn't find any more)

... play with fabric and make flower-look-alike prettiness
... add a said flowers to frame and glue rock-like gems in the middle for a more "realistic look"
... use jute to hide a corner that you sanded too much
... add jute to the side of another frame to make it look like that's the look you were going for
... contemplate adding more jute
... realize that less is often more
... step back & admire it.

Ta da!

 Change spots for one with better lighting..

take more pictures...

 .. Add jewelry

I'm still debating adding a background to this. I had some dollarama grey damask napkins laying around that would be perfect... I also contemplated drawing some stencil-like design...

But each time I put the earrings/necklaces on, it may tear at it as the jute is attached on the back..

Brilliant Ideas?

 Alas, still with 3 frames there isn't enough room for everything.

I can't wait to move & hang this up in our new bedroom!

Wasting time......
Getting inspirational ideas...

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  1. I like it! I think I like it without the patterned backing...but, I am a sucker for damask so my opinion cancels itself out! Sorry:)
    I love the rosettes, what kind of fabric is that? It looks like it will fray beautifully!
    I came by from
    Flamingo Toes

  2. These turned out so cute!!! And honestly, I like it better without anything behind it. A background would be nice, but I really like the simplicity of no background.

  3. I like it without a back. The flowers are so pretty and I love them on the frame.

    Your new followers

  4. Thanks for joining my newbie party. Please add my link or button. I love your frame creation. CHicken wire would be cute behind them too.

  5. What a great idea!!! I so want to make one of these! Or 5 :). I love the twine. I am a new follower. Thanks for shareing.

    Kadie @ seven Alive

  6. Hey girl...thanks for linking up this week. I've had a blast co-hosting. These jewelry frames are totally ROCKIN'!!!

  7. These are so adorable, they would work with or without a back. Personally, I like them without. Great job.

  8. Turned out great. I must do the same with my jewelry. Thanks for sharing. Karie

  9. Hi Jay~

    I must admit, Ankor caught my eye first, we have an Aussie/Border Collie Mix named Americah, she is a lazy bones too. :) Your jewelry frames are so shabby chic & your instructions are a hoot, love your sense of humor!! Happy to be a new follower of you blog & I invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash.


    Drop By The Tattered Tag

  10. that is such a cute idea!! very anthro! i really need a cute jewelry display...i think i will add this to my to do list! i would love it if you would come and check out my blog sometime!

  11. This is a great idea, the best thing about it is you know all the jewelry that you have because they are displayed. Love the rosette detail, very nice.

  12. Fantastic job. I think it looks good without something on the back, Love the finish and your wonderful imagination.

  13. Beautiful idea to display your pretties!

  14. How clever! I would love for you to link up tomorrow at "It's a Party"!

  15. Your flowers are adorable!!!!

  16. Way cool! Love the touches of burlap and twine and that you made a whole SET of these to use -- great job!

  17. I absolutely love it! The twine and the fabric flowers really complete the look, soooo cute!! This project would be great at my weekly blog party "from trash to treasure". I hope you'll stop by and join in.

  18. Thank you so much for linking up! Hope to see you again next week!

  19. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing at Us and Them! Chris

  20. Love it! Those earrings would look good there ;)

    Thanks for linking up at Bacon Time, can't wait to see what you share this week. Hope to see you this Friday or Weekend too.

    Thanks for grabbing the button too!


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