For this month’s Thrift Store Décor Challenge I am making a small jewelry organizer out of parts from an old table leaf. I used the table leaf to make the diy console table. I never throw anything away, and that allows me to use small bits and pieces for new projects!
Small Jewelry Organizer
Here are the side pieces that I removed from the table leaf. I guess most people may throw them away. Not me!
Paint Scrap Board with Trim
I cleaned the small trim pieces. I used Heritage Collection from Heirloom Traditions to paint the pieces.
Project ideas and a video of "how to glaze painted furniture and more"
Add a lighter topcoat and Glaze
You can see I only did one thin coat of the Cobblestone (gray) on the wooden trim pieces. Then I grabbed my new best friend, Rustoleum Chalked Smoked Glaze. Using a cheap chip brush I applied the glaze.
Watch my video of How To Glaze Painted Furniture
Measure for knobs
Isn’t that finish yummy? I have mentioned on Facebook that I’m addicted to this color! I used the metal yardstick to mark the spaces for the knobs. It was also helpful to get all the knobs the same distance from the bottom edge. This is the back of the wooden trim.
Install knobs or hooks of your choice
You may notice the scrap wood. I used that to keep a clean surface when I drilled my holes. It really makes a big difference placing the scrap under the board.
Attach Saw Tooth Hangers
I used easy to install saw tooth hangers that simply hammer into the back. I placed on on each side.
After hanging necklaces on it, I considered adding three more knobs. After placing them on the board, I decided against it. Although it will hold more necklaces, I’m not sure it would sell quickly at my craft show in October. It’s more pleasing to the eye with less knobs.
This necklace holder was such an easy project, and I absolutely LOVE the way it turned out. Do you love the color as much as I do? It’s amazing how different the glaze turns out on my projects, but I love each an every variance of the color.
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Now, it’s time to see what my Thrift Store Décor friends have been up to . . .
Oval Quilt Hoop Wreath Refresh Restyle
Thrift Store Pumpkin Basket Domestically Speaking
Serving Stands Petticoat Junktion
DIY Weathered Basket My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Small Jewelry Organizer My Repurposed Life
DIY Earring Organizer Our Southern Home
Do hop over and tell them I sent you. I know you will be inspired by their creativity. They inspire me every day!
What thrift store makeover have you done lately?
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.