Sunday, April 26, 2015

Key Rack to Jewelry Organizer

Projects are in full-swing around here - work on the side porch, flea market finds.... honestly, I'm making a mess!  When they're all done, though, things will be beautiful!  

I couldn't wait to share this one with you - 
I've been looking for a jewelry organizer for a long time.  I've pinned a bunch of them on Pinterest, but I just couldn't find the right thing to upcycle.  That all changed last week when I found an old key rack at the flea market:



It was perfect and I knew EXACTLY what to do with it!


First, I removed the cross-stitch from the center.  I used the cardboard to trace on a piece of needlework plastic canvas - which, by the way, I also found at the flea market - and they gave a piece for free!

I set that aside, so the painting could begin.  I spray painted the edges black since I was planning to distress this piece and I really like contrast. When that was dry, I gave it 3 coats of  white latex. After the white paint dried, it was time to get out the sand paper.  I used scraps from previous projects and got to work:


As you can see, when the sanding was done, I gave it 2 coats of polyacrylic (well, you can't see that!), drilled holes, added 5 cup hooks, and glued in the needlepoint plastic canvas.  

I hung it on the wall, added jewelry, and the project was complete!


Now, I can cross this off my "To-Do" list - unless this one gets too full and I need another one!!  

Thank you for visiting The Cottage - I hope you enjoyed this project and come back again soon to see some more.


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7 comments:

  1. Love how this turned out! Perfect Jewelry organizer!!

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  2. So very clever, love it!
    Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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  3. Great idea! Way to see the treasure in that piece!

    ~Trisha

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  4. Hi Ann, I stopped by to thank you for visiting to share your blog this week on Oh my Heartsie Girl, I hope you are doing well.

    I love how your diy project turned out, its perfect!!
    Wishing you a great week!
    Karren
    xxoxo

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  5. It turned out really cute! I love the distressed look on it. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Merry Monday link party. Hope to see you again next week!

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  6. A beautiful jewelry organizer! I am looking to make something for my necklaces, this is a great idea!

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  7. Thank you, Katrin.
    You have a lovely blog - just popped over for a peek!
    I hope you'll stop by the Cottage again soon.
    Ann

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