I’m not much of a bling and jewelry wearer. I think about the only time I wear a necklace and earrings is on Sunday, to church. It may happen on other occasions, but not often…
I have a small collection of necklaces, and they seem to be always tangled and they don’t quite fit in my jewelry box.
Because I like old distressed things, I really wanted to find an old rake to turn upside down and use the claws to hang necklaces from.
I could never find one so I decided to get crafty and make something to hang them on. There are so many ideas on Pinterest. I wanted it to be fairly basic because I found these awesome knobs to use at Hobby Lobby.
I first painted the wood with Americana Burnt Umber. After it was dry, I rubbed clear shoe polish on some of the edges and other areas. (a candle also works for this). I then painted a top coat of Slate Blue mixed with just a touch of Ivory. I lightly sanded the edges. The paint doesn’t stick to the shoe polish areas. After the paint was dry I brushed on a clear matte sealer then attached the knobs.
What do you think? It’s going to be nice having them hanging and so much easier to grab one when I want to wear it. Maybe I’ll buy a few more?