Tuesday, July 26, 2011

lovely little DIY

In the process of switching rooms I let go of a lot of my treasured jewelry storage (seen HERE). As much as I loved and used it, I didn't feel it fit with feel of the new rooms vintage inspiration. I decided I wanted to make some DIY storage, and the first task was earrings! I have over 500 pairs of earrings and desperately needed a home for them. 

I received this shadow box as a high school graduation gift and loved the frame but didn't need the photo space. This was the perfect thing to use since it was deeper than your typical picture frame. Although a thick frame would do the trick nicely. (Valspar spray paint wasn't used on frame)


The hardest part of this project was hunting down this decorative sheet metal. I went to 2 different Lowe's stores (acquired a stalker) and spent most of the time explaining to the workers what decorative sheet metal was. (If you are in my area they have it at the Macedonia Lowe's but not at Hudson Drive). 

You will more than likely have to ask a few different workers if you are having trouble finding it. Just go to the isle with sheet metal, if no luck try another store. They had a few different patterns but I liked this one best. This was the most expensive material at $26. While I was there I also bought the Valspar white spray paint for the sheet metal for $3. There are so many fun colors you could paint yours, or silver is pretty too!

Once I cut it down to size, painted it, let it dry and put it back together I was more than pleased with how it turned out! The only thing I forgot was mini "S" hooks to hook through the holes and hang a few necklaces from. I might also add a decretive knob or two on the frame for additional storage. If I do I will post pictures on my Facebook page.

I love how it come out and might even make another one! Since I already had the frame my project totaled $39. And if you split the cost with a friend you could easily get a few frames out of one sheet! I also love that my earrings are framed because to me they are art! Most of my earrings have come from all over the world!

If you make your own DIY earring frame send me pictures at alovelylittleblog@gmail.com




9 comments:

  1. This is such a cute way to show off your earrings!! I love it!! :)

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  2. This is really cool. I did a similar project, except I use spool holders for my earrings. Nice job!

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  3. what a great idea! I love how this turned out!

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  4. Amazing girlie!!! I really love it. So inspiring and you are very creative!
    Shasie of Live Life in Style
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