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.