Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Necklaces Get A Turn & A Fleur De Lis Makeover

A couple of weeks ago I made a little display for my earrings.  I felt a little bad that my necklaces were getting left out, so I made a little something for them, too.  SO far, it hasn’t fallen apart.  I consider that a HUGE success. 

I gathered all my supplies…a LARGE candlestick, small wooden circle, wooden plaque, finnial, wood for support, and Gorilla Glue Epoxy.  {Don’t mind the workspace…she’s a little dirty ;)}


Ummm…before I go on…I found this candlestick at Hobby Lobby for a whopping $2!!!!!!  SCORE!  Much like everything else I buy on sale, I had NO clue what I was going to do with it, but for 2 bucks, I couldn’t pass it up!!!!


Anywho…back to the project…

This was definitely inspired by these precious recipe holders from Shanty2Chic.  GENIUS!!!!!

I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to adhere the small wooden circle to the candlestick.  PERFECT fit!


I glued the wood beam to the back of the plaque…


…and then used the epoxy to attach the plaque & beam to the wooden circle.


After that had time to dry, I screwed cup hooks into the plaque.  Since I can’t ever do anything straight, I had to use a ruler to make sure everything was even :)

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I took out my trusty Rustoleum Heirloom White spray paint and went to town.  {Actually, I spray painted it all this really pretty rust color first, but I didn’t like the way it looked.  A little too “blah”.}  I let that dry and then went to town with my sanding block to give it a worn look.  Here’s what I got…

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Now my necklaces have a home, too!


While I had out the spray paint, I decided to give my little fleur de lis whatnot a little makeover, too. 

                       BEFORE                                                      AFTER

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I’m linking these up at The Girl Creative, Reinvented, DIY Showoff, Frugal Family, & A Soft Place To Land.


  1. Really pretty! Amazing what a little glue and paint can do!

  2. seriously friend...you BLOW MY MIND!!! creative genius, i tell ya! :)

  3. I have so much jewelry and I'm always looking for new ways to display it. I love this!

    Feel free to stop by my blog and enter my necklace giveaway!

  4. This came out great! I think I may have to make one. Thanks so much for sharing! I also love the fleur de lis makeover :)


  5. Ooh, this is so pretty!! Nice job.

    Thank you for linking this up to A Little Craft Therapy with Life in the Pitts.

  6. I absolutely looove the jewelry hanger. It's fantastic! What great vision you have...i'll have to remember how to do this one.

  7. Oh, I like this - what a nice twist on the jewelry holder

  8. LOve the fleur de lis deatail. Really pretty and useful. Lezlee

  9. You really are amazing. I will invest if you want to open a store. :)