Posted By janice on February 7, 2011
I had a little problem. Several of my bulkier necklaces wouldn’t fit into my slender jewelry box, and I wanted to find a way to keep them organized and handy. So I created these:
During a trip to Hobby Lobby, I found two pale pink metal jacket holders with crystal knobs. The metal itself was embossed with fleur de lis. Perfect, I thought.
What was even better was that I was there on a day when all of the wall decorations were 50% off. Hobby Lobby enthusiasts also can find a regular coupon on the company’s website.
Tweak your treasures to fit your personality
I knew when I bought them that the baby girl pink was not the color I wanted or needed in my turquoise bedroom. So I unscrewed the pretty crystal knobs and painted the metal parts with a couple coats of black craft paint.
When it was dry, I reattached the crystal knobs which popped even more, as they say, with the black background. I hung them up on my bedroom wall near where I keep my jewelry box using wall anchors.
I divided up my necklaces and placed them on the knobs. Voila! The necklaces are organized.
Paint makes everything new again
When I complete a project like this, I think of my neighbor Josie who lived in my first apartment complex when I moved to Galveston. She and I loved going to junk shops to find stuff for our apartments, and she gave me some great advice: “It doesn’t matter what it looks like because you can always paint it.”
So true! It’s an adage that I still live by. Just this past weekend, I found an “as is” picture frame at IKEA that was used for a display model. It had a couple of scratches on the frame itself, and I knew that I could cover those up with paint or even a Sharpie marker – another great tool.
During the past year, I’ve been using the power of paint to transform. I bought some spray paint for plastic and have spray painted my faded patio chairs. So they go from faded dark green to a spritely spring green.
Re-painting an object can bring new life to it. And even organize a few baubles.