I’m always looking for fun (and nice looking) ways to store my jewellery that are not only esthetically pleasing, but practical too (if it’s not easy for me to put my necklace away, you can be sure that it is going to end up on the counter).
I found these old frames on sale at a farmer’s market for $0.50 each over a year ago. I kept them through the move, despite not knowing what I would ultimately use them for. When we moved into our new place, and there was a blank spot on the bathroom wall perfect for jewellery and it came to me in a flash: use the frames.
Mini Project: Jewellery Frames
Cost: From $1 to $20 depending on materials you already have in your possesion
- Empty Frames
- Cup Hooks (depending on the size of your frames, 10-12 per frame)
- Hanging Hardware
- Source frames, sand them down, screw on cup hooks, and wipe down with a damp cloth. I needed a wrench for this stage since I wanted to make sure the cup hooks were firmly attached.
- Prime and paint. I used one thin coat of primer and then three coats of glossy white spray paint. As Sherry from YHL always says: when you’re a spraying you better be a swaying. (Also, make sure you are a good 8-10 inches from whatever you are spray painting. More thin and even coats are better than fewer gloppy, drippy coats.
- Install hanging hardware. I was going to use those round hooks with wire, but I couldn’t screw them in. Instead, I nailed two small nails into the top of the backs of each frame and attached wire to them.
- Hang and enjoy. Figure out where you will hang your jewellery frames, hang them (I did so using one screw per frame), fill them up with your jewellery, and enjoy your newfound art!