DIY Fun: Earring Display

26 Sep

When I was searching for images for my design fantasy series, I came upon this project on Young House Love. The post featured a story about turning an old window screen into a cute earring and necklace holder.

Isn’t it cute? Once I saw this, I emailed the post to my husband and asked if we had an old screen in the garage I could use. He said we did, but it had a metal frame. He suggested framing it with some wood from home depot and I was excited to try it out. When we checked out the screen, though, I realized it was way too large to hold a few pairs of earrings. I thought about cutting out part of the screen and re-framing it, but knew that it would be to much work. I was just kind of glancing around the garage when I saw this:

It is an old fireplace screen (it had four panels before we took one off) that my husband’s boss had given him when she was remodeling her place. I remember when he brought it home I was annoyed because we already have a perfectly good fireplace screen and didn’t need something else to clutter up our garage. But now I’m so happy we have it! Look what we made:

It didn’t take much effort at all. My husband just pulled the panel off, rinsed it with water, dried it, and voila! A beautiful, antique-looking earring holder! Now I need more earrings…

We have three panels left, so if anyone wants their own earring holder, let me know and you can have one!

10 Responses to “DIY Fun: Earring Display”

  1. Angela September 26, 2010 at 10:28 pm #

    That is super cute!! Save one for me…

  2. MICHELLE September 27, 2010 at 12:20 am #

    Adorable!! Great idea! If you don't have any other takers, I wany one!

  3. Jakeandjess September 27, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    OH MAN! I wish I was still in Cali… LOVE this idea. You are truly a younger, cuter "Martha" ❤

  4. Jakeandjess September 27, 2010 at 12:28 am #

    ps I like your new style/format. Goes with your blog title really well.

  5. Amy September 27, 2010 at 12:30 am #

    Thanks Jess! I'll save you number 3. You can take it home with you when you come out for Christmas!

  6. Peggy Gonzales September 27, 2010 at 12:53 am #

    It's great to do a "give away" , an incentive to read right away!

  7. Amy September 27, 2010 at 1:18 am #

    I should have made this a contest! comment to enter, tweet it for an additional entry, then I put the names in a hat and pick 3 winners. Next time.

  8. Ken September 28, 2010 at 12:24 am #

    I want one to display my fishing lures

  9. Jackson September 29, 2010 at 4:00 am #

    I LOVE this! Great idea! I'll keep my eyes out for something like this– lets go to the Pasadena flea market next month?!

  10. Sadye October 4, 2010 at 7:10 pm #

    I can make you some more earrings! You can come over and pick out what you want, and I will make it for you!

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