Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Krylon Dual Paint + frame = necklace display

I was lucky enough to be invited to participate in the new Craftermind's project for Krylon Dual Paint. Seriously, I was super excited. I had originally planned on doing a headboard that I rescued from the trash. But I know you better than that, dear reader. I can't expect you to ohh and ahh over something I just sprayed painted. 

"Look, I found a headboard. Wow, I painted it. Ta-da! Thank you, thank you."

"Ohhhh. Ahhhhh. Applause, applause."

But I know that you're not that easily impressed, and wouldn't let that slide.

I've been wanting to make a necklace holder for a while. Mine just get tangled collect on my sunglass shelf. And honestly, I can't remember half of what I own, which means I never wear them. 

This is what I started with. Nothing fancy, just a good sized frame. I really wanted more details on the frame, but for $2, I wasn't going to complain.

I then hit up Lowe's, and picked up some trim for $5 (I already had the Gorilla wood glue at home). Just a suggestion. Measure before you cut to see if you have enough wood. I cut first, then realized I only had enough wood to go on top and bottom. So one of my wood pieces has a seam on it. Oops.

I let it dry over night. Then I laid it out on my super fancy painting station (otherwise known as a bar stool with a trash bag wrapped around it)

Then I got out my spray paint that Krylon was nice enough to let me try. I usually use Kilz primer (when I remember to primer) so I was really excited to try this out. I'm all about saving steps where I can. It went on super easily, wasn't thick and gritty like Kilz can be. I did three coats, it had really great coverage.

Next I marked and drilled my holes. Most I spaced out every 1.5 inches, some I did at 2 inches (for those chunkier necklaces). I drilled the holes with my dremel. They're not pretty, it took me a few holes to realize that I needed to put the drill bit on my mark, and then turn it on. If I already had it turned on, it would just skitter and dance all over the place. Then I screwed the hooks in the holes (I picked up a pack of I think 50 hooks at Walmart for $3). My holes were a bit too big for the hook screw part, but it wasn't anything a drop of E6000 didn't fix. I admit, I need more patience with my crafts, and should have waited for the cordless drill to charge so I could use the correct size drill bit, but I make it work.

I picked up some antiquing glaze at Lowe's for $8 (they don't sell it at Home Depot, FYI). I've been dying to try this stuff out, and knew it would give my necklace display some depth and dimension.

It's super easy to use, just apply it with a stiff bristle brush, it has about a 15 minute window that you can mess with it. Make sure you get into all the nooks and crannies.

Then take a paper towel and wipe it off. You can take off a lot or a little, it's up to you.

And then it's time to hang it up! I went from this mess of forgotten, tangled jewelry...

To this!

And a couple of close-ups.

The POW necklace 8th from left is from You, Enhanced. The 3 necklace on the far right is from Fabulously Flawed.

Flower bib necklace is from my etsy shop. The 3 stone necklace to the right of my bib necklace is from Whimsy Shop.

Supply list recap:

picture frame
decorative wood trim if your frame is plain
gorilla wood glue
Krylon Dual Paint
Valspar antiquing glaze
E6000 if needed

Thank you Krylon and Crafterminds for allowing me the chance to play with your new Dual Paint! I was super impressed by the coverage of it, and how smooth it went on.

Krylon sent me the new Dual Paint to try out. Check out their latest promotion, The Dual Duel, where Krylon is looking to find The Ultimate Restorer. To win this title, enter your spray paint restoration project and encourage friends and family to vote for your project as their favorite for their chance to win too.

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Showing off Krylon at these parties:

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Janice said... [Reply to comment]

That came out really cute! The frame is a really great shape.

Cool that there's primer+paint in a spray!

And thanks for the necklace plug. Did you guys ever get your family pics done?

Samantha {Moody Mama} said... [Reply to comment]

Love it!

I have been wanting to do something like this for a while. Maybe I will take this as inspiration. ;)

Christine said... [Reply to comment]

I really like the way it came out--great project!

Lesley said... [Reply to comment]

Very awesome, mon petite.
I have no formal place to hang jewelry right now and I've been searching around for a big frame for a while...with no luck :(

PS I used that exact color of that exact paint yesterday on some wicker baskets for my bathroom.

You, Enhanced said... [Reply to comment]

You're freaking awesome! Such a creative idea!

Julie said... [Reply to comment]

Jen that came out totally awesome! Great job! Love the painting station! :o)

sippycuptrails said... [Reply to comment]

Wow! That is stinkin awesome! Great job, girl!!!

cheryl @ nefotlak. said... [Reply to comment]

very nice - great tutorial also.

-Lidy said... [Reply to comment]

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! It came out great. If my room wasn't so bleh, I would make one. :)

Anonymous said... [Reply to comment]

That looks so good! I love the color and of course the glazing! I made one similar to this a while ago. I am a new follower.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

So fun! Great idea!

Amanda @ The Little Giggler said... [Reply to comment]

I want one! It looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing. :)

Bella @ Bella before and after said... [Reply to comment]

Hey Jennifer,

First of all I LOVE your blog, and am happily your newest follower, because I want to be cool too, lol. Second, this is a brilliant idea for organizing jewelry, and I love that it is actually so simple, YAY!!

Thanks so much for linking up to my party :)
I loved this so much, I featured you girl!
Come grab a button girl, and display it proudly!

Hugs, Bella **Features from week #43 & 44** @ Bella Before and After
**PARTY PLANNING TUESDAYS** @ Euro Style Cakes. Party planning tips, decorations, invitations, and recipes welcome to link up.

Bella @ Bella before and after said... [Reply to comment]

Ok, DUDE yeah you went and changed your blog look, and threw me all off, lol, I AM ALREADY following you, lol, duh!! Seriously LOVE your new look, I seriously thought I had discovered a NEW awesome blog, he he.

Ok, loe ya girl, and umm yeah FABULOUSLY FLAWED rocks, GO LESLIE, her necklaces are awesome!!!

Hugs, Bella **Features from week #43 & 44** @ Bella Before and After
**PARTY PLANNING TUESDAYS** @ Euro Style Cakes. Party planning tips, decorations, invitations, and recipes welcome to link up.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I really like that! I have seen a few where they strung strings across, but this seems much sturdier! Stopping by from SAS Day on Just a Girl.

Michella Marie said... [Reply to comment]

I.LOVE.THIS!!! I will be stealing your idea :)) Awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing!!
I am having my very first link party and this would be PERFECT!!!
It's called
Show Me How!!! ~ Friday ~ Tips, Tricks, & Tutorials ~ No. 1 ~
It's going on RIGHT NOW :))
I would love for you to join the party!!
And feel free to link up as many as you want :))

Being Creative to Keep My Sanity said... [Reply to comment]

I LOVE this. Nice job.

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I really need to do something like this. I recently started making jewelry and I need a way to display my necklaces so that I know what my options are. Thanks for the great idea!

Jazmin @ My Little Memory Jar said... [Reply to comment]

My neclaces are a big bunch of mess at the moment & they would be super happier in this. Ohhhh!! I want one of these!! It is awesome. :o)


Amy said... [Reply to comment]

Very cute! Something like this would look great in my closet! I'm going to have to try this.

Kara said... [Reply to comment]

Love how it turned out! I am featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

Kathy said... [Reply to comment]

Very creative! Love the color of the frame too!

Unknown said... [Reply to comment]

I love this - I want one! I love how you made it from scratch and it turned out so beautifully. What a great way to display your necklaces as well. I would love it if you would stop by the crafty link party I just started at http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.comand link up this idea.
:) Rachel

Tammy @ Type A said... [Reply to comment]

i featured you today! http://typeadecorating.blogspot.com/2011/07/highlights-from-party-26.html