Last week while shopping at my favorite junk spot for old, rusty pieces I came across these three matching pieces of hardware.
I thought they would be perfect to attach to an old piece of wood and use as hangers for jewelry or scarves.
I didn't have an old piece of wood that would work for this project so I bought a new, unfinished piece at the hardware store. Now I had to figure out how to match the new wood to the old, rusty hardware.
I first distressed the board by hammering the edges and hitting it with a chain. Then I painted the board white. Once dry, I sanded the edges and then wiped the board down with some stain. At this point I'm not liking the look so I found some green paint and mixed some in with the stain. I wiped this on the board and finally got a look I was happy with.
Here's my finished look.
I didn't have a chance to screw the hardware to the board yet. I want to spray the hardware with a clear sealer first to protect that perfect chippy, rusty finish.
Speaking of wonderful rusty pieces.......I'm having a giveaway for a pair of vintage barn pulleys. You can enter the giveaway by commenting on the giveaway post.
I'm linking tonight with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.
Always fun to see all the thrifty finds and projects being posted.