Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jewelry Storage

You know those warning tags on some items that tell you the obvious? You know.. like a barbeque will have this on the box, "Not intended for indoor use" Really? You know what that means, right? It means some fool at some point in time used it indoors. Anyways, I like to ignore the obvious use of some items and repurpose them for something else. Thus the name of my blog... Repurposing on Purpose! So obvious, right? Anyways! When we bought our bedroom furniture a year ago I knew I wasn't happy with the knobs. The set is dark wood and the knobs were dark as well. I replaced them but of course didn't throw away the old knobs because that would be just plain ol' wasteful! So here we are a year later and after seeing so many different ways to organize and hang your jewelry in blogland, I came up with this:

This was a very simple project. I had a couple of frames that I painted with oil rubbed bronze paint. I had my hubby cut me a couple of pieces of whatever this is called. Its like a particle board and it came in a big picture that I had. He cut it to size for me. My frames were 5 x 7.

Here is a closeup of my knobs.

So I drilled some holes in the particle board. Unfortunately they were a little off centered. I need to get better with my measuring. After the holes were drilled I covered the board with scrapbook paper. I attached it with spray adhesive. I think I've told you about this adhesive before. I bought it at Orchard Supply Hardware (OSH) and it is AWESOME!!! After getting the paper attached, you just put it back into the frame without the glass. (obviously, haha) Then just attach the knobs through the predrilled holes. I love how these came out. I gave one away as a gift and the other is just waiting for its ultimate destination. Hmmmm... i'm not sure what I'll do with it just yet!

As usual, if you have any questions or comments, please feel free to ask! Have a great weekend.

1 comment:

  1. Love it as usual! It is totally Cramazing!!!!! If you dont know what Cramazing is then ask Marcie in her blog!!!