Sunday, June 24, 2012

Drapery Hook Jewelry Display

I've had a big bag of these drapery hooks sitting in my studio for quite some time.
I see these hooks at thrift stores all the time and they are very inexpensive.
After looking at them for awhile I decided they would make great hooks for a jewelry display.

I dug out this unfinished board I had in the basement......
 painted it white and then glued on a strip of this blueprint I picked up at a small antique store in my hometown.
 Now the board was ready for some hooks.

 To attach the hooks I simply drilled some pilot holes where I wanted the hooks and screwed them in place.
As you can see, the top two hooks support a dowel rod that makes a perfect spot for earrings.
While the other hooks help organize necklaces and/or bracelets.
 This display could still use a couple more hooks but I ran out of screws.  
I guess it's time to hit the hardware store.
I have an idea on a fun way to hang the display......I'll post about that later this week. 
 I will be away from my blog the first part of the week to attend an out of town business meeting.

Hope you have a wonderful week.

Jane

35 comments:

  1. I love the blueprint as the backdrop! I need one of these stat!

    Jeanine

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  2. You invent the most amazing uses. Curtain hooks and a blueprint. Love your idea.

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  3. brilliant .. love the repurposed blueprint! fabulously done!

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  4. What a fabulous idea and I LOVE the blueprint!! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    I'm having my very first blog giveaway and would be delighted to have you stop by!
    (hugs)
    Aledia @ Plum Perfect

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  5. Great upcycle. Now you have something very functional and creative.

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  6. Every thrift store manager is gonna love you if they start unloading some of their drapery hook stock! So creative; love the blueprint background! :)

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  7. Great idea.
    I love the blueprint! Neat find.
    Pat

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  8. Just a quick note to let you know that I appreciated your insights about the topic.
    designer jewelry

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  9. What a great idea, Jane! I love the blueprint background. Without the jewelry, I think this could be used for a guy somehow, too ~ maybe keys?

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  10. Your brain is always in genus mode and your stuff always looks so pleasing to the eye.

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  11. What a Fan-tab-u-lous Idea!!! TFS

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  12. I'm always seeing bags of these at the thrift stores, and thought that there's just got to be another use for them. Seeing what you've done with them makes it seem so obvious now. Fantastic idea!

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  13. What a cute idea! Love how you used the blue print!

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  14. What a great way to use those drapery hooks.

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  15. Now Jane, I just might be a copy cat, LOVE this neat idea!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  16. Jane, this is perfect! I'm sure I have some of these laying about. You have inspired an idea.

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  17. Jane as always a smile comes when I see you posted...you never cease to amaze me. I think you need to have a shop along with Jane day and let us all folow you around....oh what joy you would bring!

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  18. Great idea, I just love it ! Thanks for sharing ;-)

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  19. You are my go to gal for the most amazing repurpose ideas! Thanks for sharing:)

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  20. How do you come up with this stuff? Love the blueprint idea and the drapery hooks. Also love the potato masher idea. You rock! laurie

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  21. Fun and functional! Love the blueprint!

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  22. Such a fab idea, I don't know how you think of them all but I always love what you create.

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  23. I always wondered what to use those drapery hooks for...Love your idea....

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  24. I think I have some of these hooks stashed somewhere. Jane you need to write a book. You are so smart and creative. Blessings, Olive

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  25. Love it...but I'd have to try to rust those babies before I used them. =) you know me and rust.

    blessings sweet lady.

    barb

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  26. Hi Jane,
    What a lovely idea. Great job as always. Have a great day and stop over for a visit soon!
    xoxo

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  27. WHat a cute idea. I've passed up those hooks many times in the past. I love, love the blueprint background. That makes it so unique!

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  28. Oh I am in need of your brain Jane to help me figure out what to do with some of the great stuff I have. You are amazing!
    hugs from here...

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  29. This is so clever, Jane...I love how you used the blueprint, too!

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  30. This is a great display idea for many small things. The blueprint is a unique touch.

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