Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Burlap to the Rescue

I was totally planning on showing you my table makeover today, until I couldn't for the life of me get any good pictures. The light wasn't good and the flash caused a glare over the whole project. I love it how it turned out, though the color that it is painted is a magnet for dust---and in my house that is really a bad thing. Stay tuned. Pictures are coming.

Here is a quick project that I worked on this afternoon. A jewelry frame is certainly not a new idea. Others have done these wonderful frames using chicken wire, screen, radiator covering and other mesh wire. I love them all. Olive Rue did a beautiful frame using tulle and this is what set my mind to working on mine today.

Although I had bought some chicken wire a couple of weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at this using burlap. It worked wonderfully. Just hot glue or staple the burlap to the back of the frame and add a ribbon or trim for necklaces. Some tiny "S" hooks would also work well. I love how Olive Rue hung her necklaces over the edges, but I just didn't have anywhere to prop mine at the moment.

Have a great Tuesday evening!



C Maisy said...

love it...love the frame and the fabric. way to go girl!

Darlene said...

I absolutely LOVE how that turned out! The frame is so cute and I am in burlap love right now for some reason.

Anonymous said...

Hi Christina! Thank you so much for taking the time to let me know who you are. I'm glad I could inspire you to make your own jewely holder and it turned out fabulous!

I snagged your pics and updated my blog showing my blog readers your project. I hope you don't mind! Thanks for the sweet comment and I'm glad you are enjoying my blog sweetie!

Victoria said...

Love, love, love the frame! Could you make your sister one too?

Carrie said...

It turned out great I have been wanting to make one of those myself burlap is a great idea!

melissa said...

Christina~I love it~the burlap works perfectly! Right now, my necklaces hanging on straight pins on my closet wall~this would be much better. Thanks for the inspiration!

Sher's Creative Expressions said...

Christina, what a great idea. I should make some of these for our daughters. They lay their necklaces all over their bedrooms!



Julianna said...

Thanks for the great idea! I feel another trip to Hobby Lobby coming on. Ours has a bunch of frames w/o the back really cheap this week and I was racking my brain trying to think of something I could do with one, but never picked one up. I've also been trying to think of some ideas for our bedroom wall and this would look great next to my dresser.

Love it!!!

Meg said...

What a great idea. You have beautiful jewelry!