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.
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.
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.
This 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.
Pin for a long-afternoon project.