Friday, March 19, 2010
Making Your Own Jewellery Branch
Originally, Kimberly and I agreed we wouldn't do projects as a feature on this blog...but since she won't get back to me about adding it as a feature now, she can get stuffed. (Love you Kimberly)
I'd been a bit of a sook lately because I wanted a really nice jewellery box. I have one, but it's incredibly tiny and did not keep my necklaces from turning into a tangle of tangles with tangles in it. Then I had an idea:
This project took maybe half an hour of my time, tops. I used the excuse of walking the dogs to find an appropriate stick and had a bucket of paint in my cabinent I had once given someone that they ended up not wanting. Their loss!
I got a nice dry dead tree, broke off the roots and bits of branch I didn't find attractive (this was actually a whole tree, not a branch, I ripped off the dead roots) and then laid newspapers down. Stirred the paint and painted the whole thing pink. I let it dry a couple hours while I prepared dinner. I was concerned when I attached it with bronze screws (all I had left) that it would show. I forgot the necklaces would cover it.
I measured where I wanted it and drew some dots in the branch and some on the wall. Using an electric drill I drilled all the holes necessary and then screwed it into the wall.
Now I don't need a new jewellery box, this cost me nothing, doesn't tangle my necklaces AND I can see what I like to take it off, right in front of the bathroom mirror! Since my bathroom is pink, much to my husband's distress, this matches perfectly with the decor.
Now to go off and drool over those delicious potatoes Kimberly posted yesterday!