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Saturday, April 13, 2013

DIY - Necklace Hanger



What girl doesn’t love a necklace to match every outfit (or almost every outfit)? As my collection of necklaces has grown I had to find somewhere to hang them while being easy to access those mornings I’m flying through my closet to get ready for work. To remedy this problem I decided to create this necklace hanger using a cabinet door and drawer pulls.

This is how the project looked before.


I started by adding two coats of Martha Stewart Beetle Black. The stencil is also from the Martha Stewart collection using the Metallic Sterling paint. This is how it looked after completing these two steps.


It seemed to need something else and with the black paint I lost the pretty details of the cabinet door so I decided to add a line of the metallic paint around the edge to add more detail.

I purchased drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby to use as the hanger for my necklaces. When purchasing these make sure the back of the pull is not too long for the thickness of the wood you are using or it will not lay flat after you hang it. After looking at the plain black pulls I decided they needed a little more detail as well. I decided to add the metallic paint but immediately wiped the paint off so it would only remain in the details of the pull instead of them being completely metallic.
Before

After
Once the paint has dried, determine where you want to place your drawer pulls and drill holes. Attach your desired hanging accessory to the back of the necklace hanger and there you have it a decorative and accessible way to hang all the necklaces you have made or purchased.

Tracey

Friday, April 5, 2013

Magazine Feature!!

I have some very exciting news to share with you today. In January I was contacted by Debbie Harrison the Editor for New Zealand Gardener magazine. She contacted me to ask if she could feature my Terracotta Birdbath in a special DIY Projects edition of the magazine. After exchanging a few emails I sent her the pictures she requested.

After sending the pictures I waited to see if my project would make the Editor’s cut until I went to the mailbox and found this beauty in a nice envelope from New Zealand.
 
 
I immediately started thumbing through the magazine to see if I would find my birdbath…when I turned to Page 27 under the Furniture and Features section this is what I found!

 

As I started looking at all of the great projects in this magazine I found another surprise waiting on page 115 – does anything on this page look familiar? You guessed it to my amazement there was my Tipsy Stackable Planter that had also made the Editor’s cut.



I am so excited to have not only one but two projects featured. This magazine has several cute ideas, so I have provided their website if you are interested in checking them out - http://www.nzgardener.co.nz/


Tracey


Monday, April 1, 2013

Top Project Blogiversary Countdown


Hello everyone – I hope you had a wonderful Easter with your family and friends. I know this post is a day late now that it is April but I was spending time with my family as well.

It is finally time to reveal the top viewed project during my first year of blogging. Again, I want to thank everyone for following me on this journey, for commenting on my blog, overlooking my mishaps along the way but we can’t forget about the fun of learning new techniques.

When I started my blog I have to admit I wondered if anyone would care what I was making, if my crafts would inspire anyone, and how I was going to learn the techniques of blogging. I am still learning but that is half the fun (except those days I’m pulling my hair out trying to figure something out). I have to say it is so nice to see how supportive everyone in the bloggy and crafty world have been and I cannot wait to see what this next year will bring.

Are you ready to see the top viewed project? Here you go, drum roll please…..


There you have it – my Terracotta Birdbath has been the top viewed project on my blog. Not only does this project add a little color to my yard I get to enjoy watching the birds play in the water.

If you did not catch the rest of my top 5 countdown here is a recap for you.
 
Burlap Wreath
Tipsy Stackable Planter




















Book Christmas Tree
Baby Shower Decorations





















Thank you again everyone for being so supportive!

Tracey

 


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