Today I am going to share a little DIY project that I made for myself last week. I photographed my progress. . . just in case I decided to share. A few years ago, maybe more than a few, I made a jewelry holder from a sleek black frame and black plastic mesh stretched as a canvas inside the frame. The idea was to use the holes in the mesh to hold my earrings and by adding tiny cup hooks around the four edges of the frame, I had a place to hang my necklaces and bracelets too. It worked great for many years, but honestly, the modern look was not in sync with the style of my new French inspired bedroom. After mulling ideas around for a few weeks, I came up with a plan; I would upcycle a flea market frame by giving it a vintage finish with Annie Slone Chalk Paint (leftover from refinishing the dresser in this photo) and continue the vintage look by using a thick, rough linen fabric for the mesh. I actually walked around the fabric store testing different fabrics with my earring until I found the perfect piece that allowed the earring to slide in easily yet was strong enough to keep the weave in place. At Home Depot I was able to find half-inch by two-inch wood that I trimmed as an inner frame to fit on the back and inside lip of the decorative outer frame. This would not only provide the structure to stretch the linen, but give me a wood surface to add the cup holder hooks around the edge. Below is the step-by-step tutorial on how I made this jewelry holder. I would love to hear if you are inspired to make one too. I know you will love it! ~Lia
Lia is a daily crafter, maker, designer and DIYer. Find more of her creative inspiration at liagriffith.com.