Sunday, September 26, 2010

DIY Fun: Earring Display

When I was searching for images for my design fantasy series, I came upon this project on Young House Love. The post featured a story about turning an old window screen into a cute earring and necklace holder.


Isn't it cute? Once I saw this, I emailed the post to my husband and asked if we had an old screen in the garage I could use. He said we did, but it had a metal frame. He suggested framing it with some wood from home depot and I was excited to try it out. When we checked out the screen, though, I realized it was way too large to hold a few pairs of earrings. I thought about cutting out part of the screen and re-framing it, but knew that it would be to much work. I was just kind of glancing around the garage when I saw this:


It is an old fireplace screen (it had four panels before we took one off) that my husband's boss had given him when she was remodeling her place. I remember when he brought it home I was annoyed because we already have a perfectly good fireplace screen and didn't need something else to clutter up our garage. But now I'm so happy we have it! Look what we made:





It didn't take much effort at all. My husband just pulled the panel off, rinsed it with water, dried it, and voila! A beautiful, antique-looking earring holder! Now I need more earrings...

We have three panels left, so if anyone wants their own earring holder, let me know and you can have one!

10 comments:

Angela said... [Reply to comment]

That is super cute!! Save one for me...

MICHELLE said... [Reply to comment]

Adorable!! Great idea! If you don't have any other takers, I wany one!

Jakeandjess said... [Reply to comment]

OH MAN! I wish I was still in Cali... LOVE this idea. You are truly a younger, cuter "Martha" <3

Jakeandjess said... [Reply to comment]

ps I like your new style/format. Goes with your blog title really well.

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Thanks Jess! I'll save you number 3. You can take it home with you when you come out for Christmas!

Peggy Gonzales said... [Reply to comment]

It's great to do a "give away" , an incentive to read right away!

Amy said... [Reply to comment]

I should have made this a contest! comment to enter, tweet it for an additional entry, then I put the names in a hat and pick 3 winners. Next time.

Ken said... [Reply to comment]

I want one to display my fishing lures

Jackson said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE this! Great idea! I'll keep my eyes out for something like this-- lets go to the Pasadena flea market next month?!

Sadye said... [Reply to comment]

I can make you some more earrings! You can come over and pick out what you want, and I will make it for you!

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