I loved the idea for the earring hanger. I think it would look so chic hanging in the bathroom. Even a little vintage. And the empty frames are so in right now. I knew I could make it happen.
I bought some frames for $2.00 each at a local junk store. Here are the ones I found:
My first step was to chose one and spray it. I went with the square brown one. My friend's bathroom is dark with brown and black accents, so I sprayed it black. Next, I sanded it and distressed it for the Pottery Barn look I was going for. This allowed the browns to show through.
The final step was to stretch the wire on the back of the frame to created a place to hang the earrings. I used simple jewelry wire and thumbtacks.
I tried a few different ways, and after a little logical thinking and troubleshooting from the hubby, I ended up stretching the wire on the back of the frame as shown below:
|Measure out where you want the wires and press the thumbtacks about 1/2 way in.|
|Tightly wrap the wire around one end and push the thumbtack firmly into the frame.|
|With gloves, tightly pull wire and wrap around opposite thumb tack. Push deeply into frame.|
|Clip excess wire.|
That's all it took, folks. About $5.00 total for this project with plenty of paint, thumbtacks and wire to make about 20 more. Here are some after pictures:
I'm excited because this project sparked an idea for an office project that I can't wait to get started when I find a large enough frame.
What DIY projects do you have brewing up? Did you make any personal gifts to give this Christmas?
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