I know it's unoficially fall now, but it's still 103 here in Phoenix today. Boo. Still, I put up my fall decorations yesterday! Am I crazy? I'll show them off in an upcoming post.
First of all, we have some business to attend to. The winner of the (gorgeous) bubble statement necklace from Very Jane is:
Kelsey, check your email- you have 48 hours to respond or I'll have to choose a new winner!
Next, I have a project I whipped up last week. I have been trying to decide what to do to take care of all my extra-long necklaces. I mean, what I was using just was. not. working!
Look at this tangle of chains!
Every time I wanted to wear a necklace, I had to untangle it from two or three other ones just to get it out. I'm kind of lazy, so I have wanted something better for awhile. There are some great ideas in blog-land and on Pinterest, but I just couldn't decide.
After much debate, here's what I came up with:
This is a super-easy project! All you need is a piece of scrap wood, some paint, screw hooks, and vinyl, if so desired.
I used a scrap piece of molding that's been laying around our room since we had it replaced last summer. My kids like to use it as a bat or a light-saber. It's been taken away from them so many times I've lost count. I'm tired of doing that- so I confiscated it for my project. I didn't trim it or anything.
I painted it hydrangea blue (it was already white underneath), then sanded it for a slightly distressed look. Then I measured and marked the spots for the screws. I put them 2 inches apart. I drilled pilot holes, then inserted the screw hooks.
For an extra little something-something, I added vinyl, using synonyms for "accessorize".
Then, I screwed it to the wall. Use wall anchors if you need to, because those necklaces can get heavy!
Here's the final product. No more tangled necklaces! I have two on a hook and so far it's been working perfectly!
I'm linking these up to the following parties this week:
Keeping it Simple- Motivate Me Monday
Sugar Bee Crafts- Take a Look Tuesday
Someday Crafts-Whatever Goes Wednesday
Lil' Luna- Link Party
Somewhat Simple- Strut Your Stuff
Naptime Crafters- Friday Favs
I Heart Naptime- Sundae Scoop Weekend Wrap-up