DIY – Necklace Holder

When I saw this on Pinterest I knew I had to have one for my bedroom.  BUT if you’ve read my blog at all you will know that I am cheap and the price tag on that adorable necklace holder was a little too steep and it looked easy enough to make…so I did!

Here’s what you need:

2×4 board – painted the color of your choice – length depends on how many knobs you want

5 knobs (that’s how many I chose but you could do more)

5 washers (equal to the number of knobs)

Drill with two size bits

Picture hanging brackets

Directions:

First I had my dad help me drill some holes in the board as they needed to be counter-synced (I had no clue what that meant but it’s easy).  First drill holes a little smaller than the bolts on the knobs.  Then on the back side use a larger bit (the size of the washers) and drill part way into the board…far enough so that the bolt comes through.  After the holes were all drilled I sanded the board down and spray painted it.  Make sure to do several even coats rather than try to get it all coated at once.

Here’s what the front of the board looks like.
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Here is the back of the board.  Notice the holes on the back are larger.

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Then I added the picture hanging brackets.  There are other kinds but I had these already so I used them.

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Then I just screwed in the knobs.  I purchased these at Hobby Lobby.  They have an amazing selection of these decorative knobs.  Finished product looks really good!

DSC_4659Good luck making your own!  Think of the colors you could use…

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My Inspriation

I have recently decided that my bedroom is in need of a makeover.  While I love the red that is currently in there I just feel like it is time for a change.  I have been looking for the right inspiration to spark my interest and I finally found it.  I think I

want a shabby chic bedroom.  I have found a couple things that began my inspriation and I thought I’d share.

The pink color of these roses (although this picture makes them seem brighter pink) is one of the shades I want in my room.

Something about yellow just makes me cheery.  I think this is another color that MUST be in my new room.

I simply can’t wait to get started on collecting things for this room.  I have decided however that i need to collect all my things to put up before I begin the room because what usually happens is that I get going and then have to wait until I find just the right things to put up on the wall, etc.  Not this time…stay tuned for more details!