Jewelry Jungle!

You know those projects that just can’t seem to come together?  
The ones that maybe have you uttering the occasional expletive?  
And make you very cranky?
Well this was one of them.  
Nothing seemed to go right with this little project right from the beginning!  
And it was supposed to be a quick and easy one!  
In the end though, I think it turned out nicely!  
But I’m going to try this again, and make one for my daughter…
Here’s How To:

Lately, I have been shopping for materials for my projects, in my own home.
  • I used this 12×12 scrapbook frame that I have had tucked away in a closet for a few years now.
  • I sanded out a few dents it had.
  • Then I spray painted it with Valspar’s Mediterranean Blue Gloss Spray paint.  I sprayed it over about 4 times.  I just couldn’t seem to get a smooth finish, and little hairs and dust kept landing on the wet paint.  Insert first expletive here.
  • Onward and upward.
  • After letting it dry for about 6 hours, it was time to add the wire.
  • I used this wire that I had bought years ago for scrapbooking – it was the right colour and I think it will be strong enough.
  • On the back side of the frame is where I added the wire.
  • Using a staple gun, I stapled the wire on.  One set of staples on one side of the frame.  
  • Then I stretched the wire over to the opposite side of the frame, and stapled again.
  • NOTE:  Pay attention to where you are stapling!  Make sure your staples are going into an area thicker than the staple is long.  
  • I didn’t really pay attention to what I was doing with this.  Really, I just winged it, so I made a dumb mistake.  Insert second set of expletives here.  See next picture.
Yes.  Yes.  I was a tad annoyed.  I shot the staple through to the front of the frame.  
Not smart.  Not smart at all. 
What I should have done is stapled into the side of the frame, instead of towards the front of the frame.
I was tired…


IF I was to fill my little staple mishap with wood filler, 
and IF I were to sand it and repaint it, this is how it WOULD look.
But, sometimes good enough, is just good enough.  Seriously.
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  • Reply Lindsay May 11, 2011 at 6:32 PM

    Perfect! I need to do this for all my earrings…looks very clean and organized.

    Delighted Momma

  • Reply Patricia May 11, 2011 at 7:52 PM

    Great idea.
    I am following you via the WW blog hop. Please follow me.

  • Reply Ali Richardson May 11, 2011 at 9:24 PM

    And…I would say that 97% of my projects are usually ones that make me cranky. Yes, sometimes good enough is good enough!

  • Reply Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia May 11, 2011 at 11:25 PM

    This is so pretty and I love the color!

  • Reply meg + andy May 12, 2011 at 3:51 AM

    thanks for visiting me! and i LOVE this color and i also love that you stapled through the frame- definitely something i would have done! Oh, and one last thing, your inspiration for today cracked me up- definitely applies here! 😉

  • Reply ladydazy May 14, 2011 at 12:19 AM

    So cute & clever!

  • Reply BluBabesCreate May 14, 2011 at 12:24 AM

    Great for the mother of four daughters.

  • Reply Junker Newbie Stephanie May 14, 2011 at 12:28 AM

    hi – visiting from tatertots & jello blog linky! I love this idea! This looks similar to the color of a frame I painted & blogged about today. I’m having a spray paint linky party through EOD Sunday and would love it if you would join!

  • Reply radn@HouseonAshwelllane May 14, 2011 at 4:21 PM


  • Reply Erin Carlee Seitzinger May 15, 2011 at 6:29 PM

    That is very cute!! I had a jewelry jungle that was out of control (I work in retail = alcoholic working in a bar!)! Every shipment day meant more jewels!! I went to Target and bought a big cork board and spray adhesive. I then went and bought pretty fabric to match my bedroom. I covered the cork board with the fabric and then used push pins to hang all my necklaces up. And just like yours, it looks like a picture of pretty things hanging on my wall. It’s Art! Love Love!

  • Reply heather {WhipperBerry} May 15, 2011 at 10:32 PM

    brilliant my dear! thanks so much for partying with whipperberry!!

  • Reply Mary May 15, 2011 at 10:39 PM

    I love this! I’d like to invite you to post it on Masterpiece Monday at Boogieboard Cottage. The link will be up all week, I hope you can join in. Have a nice week, Mary :O)

  • Reply M May 16, 2011 at 6:48 PM

    Love it. I also love that it’s basically free. Thanks!

  • Reply gail May 20, 2011 at 12:58 AM

    Very cute! I love the color. “catching” you this week. Thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.

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