I think working from home on the computer on non-blog related things (did I mention I technically have three jobs right now?) has stifled my blogging creativity something fierce. When I finish my hours, the last thing I want to do is spend more of them in front of my beloved macbook, so yesterday I decided to get my DIY on instead.
I found an old picture frame by the recycling. I don't think I've gone into this much yet, but it turns out my new apartment has a home goods genie. Every time I think I need to go buy something, it appears on the curb or by the dumpster or in the recycling bin. I kid you not, the second we started putting furniture into our living room we realized we had a TV but no stand for it, and as soon as we walked outside, a TV stand appeared on the curb. Later on in the day a different TV stand with a working TV on it appeared on a different but equally close curb. Since then I've seen Lazyboy chairs, dining room tables, dish drying racks--all things we purchased or already had in our apartment so we didn't take, but it still validated my genie theory. Anyway, this time I found a frame shortly after I decided I needed to display my jewelry even if I rarely wear it.
Here's what I used:
An empty picture frame
A window screen
A glue gun
Several small nails
A frame hanger
First I pried the window screen out and cut it to the size of the frame, then I stretched it across the back of the frame and glued it down along the sides. My screen wasn't big enough to fit the whole frame, so I had to fit two pieces together--hence the awkward line across the middle. Imperfection is my middle name.
Then I measured five equidistant spots along the bottom of the frame to hammer in my tricked out gold nails for necklace/ring/bracelet hanging.stick antlers were a casualty in the move. Shall we take a room tour soon? I think yes!