Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Cutting Board Makeover

For my next DIY project....
It's been a while since I've had one...with the move and all...
If you remember my post last October of Flea Market Finds you might remember I picked up an old cutting board for $1. I had planned to make it into a rustic sign with a stenciled wine label or something. Well I have lately been in dire need of a good earring holder. Necklaces are pretty easy to hang but earrings? Not so much!

I cruised Pinterest for a few days to get ideas but I wasn't really feeling anything I saw. Then the old cutting board came to mind...it's sitting around waiting to be used...I could use that for an earring holder. I've got some old paint samples I use for DIY projects so I picked up some hooks, sandpaper, and got to work!

Here's my before:

Below I painted my first coat of a dark taupe color. I mixed the paint with water so that I didn't get a heavy layer.


One coat of Careless Whisper - a lovely off white...


 Two coats...


Then I used all my poor math skills and figured out how many rows down and across I needed to fit all 40 hooks on the board, and spaced them all out evenly.


Drilling the holes for the hooks...


Screwing in the hooks...


 It's finished!!! 
Voila!!!


And now...mounted and filled with my earrings!!


Before, During & After...



I love my new earring organization! I hope you do too! :)

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love it Jenn! You have such beautiful earrings! Nice DIY ;) -Ash

Amy said...

Love it. You can make me one for my birthday:) Lol. It is really useful and love your earrings.

Madelyn St.Claire said...

That is fabulous!! I love your creativity!! I need your help on a project... I wish you were near!!

xoxo.

Elle said...

I love how it turned out! It looks great with all your decor!

Jenna@The Life of the Wife said...

That is such a great idea!! You have some major talent! Can you make one for me now? ;)

Jenna

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