4.21.2011

Reclaimed Barnwood Jewelry Holder

My mom grew up on a farm as the youngest of nine.  When my grandma sold the eighty-acre farm to a developer, my family went up to Idaho to salvage what wood we could from the old whitewashed barn before everything was gone.  With that little bit of background, this piece is more than just a jewelry holder to me.  I'm so glad I have a piece of my family's history that also serves a purpose.
To make this old piece of wood into a large-capacity jewelry holder, I stapled a piece of wire fencing over the front to for earrings, then I screwed cup hooks for bracelets and necklaces along the sides and bottom.
I love the giant, rusty hinges and the little flecks of white paint here and there.  To hang this on the wall, I secured picture wire to the back and put two heavy-duty hooks on the wall.
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1 comment:

Monica said...

I absolutely love, love, LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!! Wow! Just beautiful!