Tuesday, March 12, 2013

New Display

I found this wooden display at the thrift store for $4.99. I'm pretty sure it's handmade. I figured I could use it for some of my jewelry. I started out painting it with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old White. Normally, I would probably just use spray paint but its freezing outside and I am impatient. Plus, a little Annie goes a very long way so I didn't use very much at all. It was nice to be able to paint in the comfort of my nice warm dining room as this paint has very little odor and dries super fast. I painted it with one thin coat. After the first coat was dry, I painted a second coat. After, I waxed it lightly, then distressed then waxed then buffed it. Then I drilled holes on the bottom half where I put ten cute little hooks for my handmade earring cards. The top half will hold necklaces. What do you think?

Here is what the display looked like originally - boring!

After Annie Sloan

After paint, distressing and wax

Cute little hooks

Up close

Handmade earring cards

The whole view

1 comment:

  1. Great find, and you have done a fantastic remake! Valerie


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