Thursday, March 15, 2018

Rotating Necklace Holder

Rarely, if ever, do I start, finish, AND blog about a project all in the same day. Today is that rare day.

Since repainting the master bedroom I've needed a new necklace holder. The old one was nailed to the wall but after spackling and painting I was reluctant to re-add holes since we're preparing our home to sell. So for a handful of months, the necklaces have slowly tangled into a knot worthy of a brain teaser challenge.

Take One: 
First: peruse Pinterest for inspiration.
Second: pick several ideas that I like but (a) don't have the items on hand, or (b) pick ideas that are not feasible for the space intended.
Third: shrug off Pinterest and start sifting through my craft supplies trusting that inspiration will spark.

And it did.

Take Two: 

Thank goodness I'm a glass hoarder! Gave me a delicious range of color choices to pick from.

1. Cleaned gunk off of lampshade piece with sandpaper then sprayed gray matte, added a coat of clear sealer.                                         2. Painted random stick and sealed with a clear spray. 


And I'm thankful that I walk with my eyes down, sweeping the sidewalk, parking lot, or wherever my feet find me. My scavenging eyes snatch up funky metal pieces, rusty screws, wire... anything metal. Not sure what this scavenged gear piece is but it certainly is a fun topper! 


















Unfortunately, I didn't take enough pics as I tried out bottles. I really really wanted the funky stick to show through which eliminated most of the long-necked bottles. This little bright blue one wasn't sturdy enough.



Fulton's Harvest Pumpkin LiqueurThis clear bottle came from one of my favorite holiday drinks.



To balance the stick I added these fun rusty coils but the finished product just wasn't grabbing me. Maybe the rust clashes with the polished metal of the necklace chains. 














Without the coils, the stick does tilt around when spun but rests comfortably when left alone. Perhaps I'll add some decorative pebble rocks or the like but for now, I am pleased with the result. 


 







I like that the longest part of this project was waiting for the paint to dry. On a hot sunny day like today, it wasn't a long wait. One screw and a short game of musical chairs with the bottles and DONE.




Pin for a long-afternoon project. 




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28 comments:

  1. This is adorable and super easy to do. Just my style. And I love, love, love that you just dreamed this up based on what you had on hand...you my friend are unbelievably creative!

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    1. Thanks for your kind words, Kim! You are such an encouraging person. The world needs more people like you. :)
      I'm happy to finally have a project to submit to the Monthly Craft De-stash Challenge (and finally to have figured out how to add the link to the post.)

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  2. Audra, Love this! I think these would be great to display at craft fairs !
    xoLisaS

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    1. True! I hadn't thought of that. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. What a clever idea! Thanks for sharing at our To Grandma's House We Go DIY, Crafts Recipes and more Wednesday Link Party! Hope to see you again this week!

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  4. Like what everyone else has said, this is soo clever! I love things that are just a bit different & this is. Totally agree with you on scanning the sidewalk for what bits you can find. I do this too.

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    1. Glad to meet another sidewalk scanner! So many goodies to be found. I also like things that can be described as different, wonky or unique. Its fun to accent my home with things that no one else has.

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  5. I walk with my eyes on the road, too! And pick up lots of random bits and peaces I will use in my crafts one day. I love how your improvised neckless holder turned out! Very creative and definitely a unique piece in your home.

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    1. Its amazing the fun, rusty, quirky pieces that can be found on the ground if one is looking. Sometimes I think I should learn some welding techniques just so I can use up my random metal stash. Thank you for your kind words. :)

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  6. Very creative and thinking outside the box type of project. Love that! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thank you, Donna! Out-of-the-box is just so interesting. :)

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  7. What a great idea! I'm a glass hoarder too!

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    1. Do you ever buy something at the grocery store just because you like the glass bottle? I do! Is there a glass hoarders anonymous...I might need it.

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  8. Such a clever idea! I love days when I can start and finish a project.

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  9. What a fun upcycle project! I love it.

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  10. Very clever. This is something I would have never thought to do with a lamp shade and bottle. Pinned.

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    1. Awww, thanks for pinning! It made me realized that I forgot to pin it to my own blog board. haha Thanks for the unintentional reminder.

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  11. This is a fantastic idea. I love repurposing bottles. This is so unique and is a nice decorative touch.

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    1. I stopped by your blog and drooled over your mini-milk-bottles. So cute! Posting the link here if anyone else wants to check them out.
      https://shoppeno5.com/how-to-make-a-crate-for-mini-milk-bottles

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  12. What a clever combination of objects to make something useful! I love it!

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  13. How useful and practical! Love how you pulled together all the random pieces to make a jewelry holder. It's the perfect height for necklaces too. Darling! Pinned :)

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