I think somewhere in the world there is a huge pile of lost socks, pens, and single earrings. I honestly think one reason why I wear the same earrings over and over is because I don’t have a place to put them and I can never find the mate in a rush. My last post was about my messy garage, this one is about my messy top drawer.
I needed some way to keep it organized. So while at my moms house (she’s not a hoarder I promise, just has a big house with lots of treasures) I asked if she had any old frames… and she gave me this dust covered beauty:
I have mentioned I have seven sisters. Pictures above are my three youngest, what a gem of a photo. These three hotties now are married and they have a combined eight children between them! Ha! Let me just say, you’re welcome everyone.
- old frame
- spray paint (this is left over from other projects)
- fabric, also left over from the ottoman recover
- nails or hooks
- packing tape
First, clean and spray paint the frame. I also strung wire across the frame before spray painting it because it was green and wanted it to match the frame. My husband snapped this pic of my daughter and me spray painting together… I’m grooming her
Cut out cardboard the size of the frame. I wanted to use cork board or a styrofoam, but didn’t have any around and didn’t want to spend money, but thick cardboard will do the trick.
I covered the cardboard cut out with leftover fabric and taped it on with packing tape. Then put it in the frame.
Then I hammered some nails in the bottom to hold necklaces, hung it in my closet, and emptied the jewelry drawer. The cardboard is awesome for poking earring studs into.
The wire holds fish hook earrings and bracelets and the nails take care of the necklaces. I realize now how many dang earrings I have lost! Ah well, a project that is just for me and I love it. I am working on some bigger pieces but I keep taking time out for smaller projects, which I guess is my way of procrastinating. I’ll get them done though, cross my hardware heart.