Hey there! I hope you have had an incredible holiday! We got hit with an insane cold spell (as did most of this end of the country) and it screwed with everything we had planned to do. Kids had nearly THREE weeks of school off and all the parents were ready to tear their hair out. Finally life seems to be returning to a bit of whatever normal is these days and I can show you this fabulous jewelry frame I made. Honestly, I am so super excited about this one and I hope you love it as much as I do!
I bought this frame a few months ago
I let it sit for a while and then one day it hit me- I wanted to try for a unique take on jewelry storage. I sat down and drew out a plan for the jewelry frame on graph paper and then “sat” on it for a few days to think about if anyone would like it…
One I decided maybe one person would think it was good, I went ahead and moved forward. I measured the space in the back of the frame and used 1/2 inch PureBond plywood for the box. I love that they manufacture in North America and it’s formaldehyde-free (I paid for it out of my own pocket- I really do believe in this product).
I knew I wanted ring holders and wanted to make them myself. I found a product at the big box store called backer rod that was perfect. It’s real purpose is to shove into large openings before you caulk so you don’t need as much caulk… it works wonderfully for ring holders as well when you combine it with a canvas drop cloth.
I used a piece of flooring underlayment from a previous shiplap project as a base and stapled the drop cloth to the top edge.
Then I flipped it around and pressed the backer rod up against the that edge and stapled it again as close as I could to the backer rod to hold it in place.
and then I kept going until I had enough rows to fill up the space I wanted in the design.
I made a second one for the other side and then realized I the canvas was a bit too short- DOH! Never fear! I stapled the canvas close to the rod and added just enough to make that last row….
When I was completely finished, I dry fit everything in place:
In that center gap, I put in a small cork board for texture. I cut some corks in half length-wise and laid them out to create an interesting design. I added some small shim boards in the back to bring it the same height as the ring holders.
I used decorative metal for the center section to hold earrings and added a few shelves at the bottom to hold extras.
After I fit everything into place, I painted the inside of the box in Shabby Paints Great Greige and sealed it with VAX. I painted the frame with Worn White and before it dried used a damp cloth to distress it back to the gold in spots leaving a time-worn vibe.
I added silver knobs I had for hanging items and it was done!
…except if you’re putting on jewelry, odds are you will want to see what you look like.. so I grabbed a mirror I had in the basement and gave it a paint job.
I used Vogue with a custom black/brown glaze I mixed then dry brushed some Tiffany on top.
I attached the box to the frame with “L” brackets on the back of the frame and drug the whole thing off to the store. Here she is in all her glory waiting for her new home:
I can’t wait to see it hanging in someone’s bedroom vignette.
What do you think? Could you see yourself building a jewelry frame? I hope you like it as much as I do.