Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DIY Corkboard Jewelry Hanger

As part of my room makeover, I really wanted to utilize the empty space on my closet doors. I thought that DIY-ing a simple corkboard jewelry hanger would be the perfect to solution to add a piece of "art" in my room while also making it extremely functional and convenient. After scouring the internet for simple design ideas, I settled on this dandelion image in silver and white because it is simple, achievable, and impactful. Also, the necklaces and bracelets are the main focus, so I didn't want a busy background detracting from them.

What You Need

wood-framed corkboard     acrylic paints     clear push pins     command strips     paint brushes
 (I got everything from Michael's)

What You Do

Because I didn't want to cover it in fabric or paper, I had to paint several coats of white paint to cover the corkboard entirely, and even then it still wasn't completely white because the cork is so porous and absorbent. 
Then, I followed this tutorial to achieve the dandelion image: http://www.prettyhandygirl.com/tutorial-for-painting-dandelion-wall/

I decided to add the pushpins on the ends of the dandelion buds for the attempted "floating away" effect. Decorative handles work as well, but I didn't want to go through the effort of buying them. 
Overall, I am extremely proud of the result, especially because it was affordable and easy to do!

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