Today I finally knocked out a quick little project I’ve had in mind for a few months: an earring display.
When we moved into this house, I more or less plopped stuff down in my master bathroom and bedroom and haven’t done a whole lot with it.
The master bath has a convenient shelf next to the double vanity where I store towels, lotions, my toiletry kit for travel, and my jewelry.
The wall above the shelf is just calling for a little gallery collection (and screaming for a couple coats of paint!) and I’ve been working on figuring out what will go there. I have a couple items and have been waiting to find a frame or two to really put it together.
The only thing that has been displayed on that wall – for the last nine months now – are the birth affirmations I created before Rosie’s birth. They’ve been looking a little sad since I actually gave two of them to a friend in preparation for her daughter’s birth back in May. Either way, they still remind me how awesome I am, and what amazing gifts come at the end of a hard day’s work!
Step 1: Place burlap fabric in embroidery hoop.
Step 2: Hang it from a nail in the wall.
Step 3: Display earrings
Step 4: Smile because you’re done, and it was that easy!
I have extra burlap from some coffee bags I purchased in May when I was on Kauai (more projects coming soon!). I just used a plain piece without any printing since I’m saving the rest for some other projects I have planned.
I picked up a 12-inch embroidery hoop at the craft store for about 4 bucks. I was kind of bummed when I bought a couple more at a garage sale this weekend for just 10-cents a piece. Oh, well.
I added a quick coat of stain to the hoop since I wasn’t wild about its natural color. I might actually go back and give it a cost of metallic spray paint (I’m thinking gold) in the future once I get the rest of the items hung on the wall.
This obviously works for the dangly earrings. I’m still trying to dream up a solution for my studs. It’s nice to finally see my other earrings on display since I tend to forget about them. Honestly, studs are my best friend right now with a 9-month baby. I am terrified of having to get my earlobes stitched after an earring is ripped out. For now, my studs live in a ceramic egg tray from World Market. I would’ve taken a pic, but it was dusty!
Can’t wait to get the rest of this wall together (along with painting the heck out of the cabinets and walls in this bathroom someday).