Today I’m bringing you a little DIY project I did years ago for our flat, but did it again for oour new house this February since the colours didn’t match with our new bedroom ;)
What you’ll need:
- an old (rather large if you’re like me and and have a ton of earrings) frame or framed mirror (bought mine on a flea market)
- spray paint
- cute fabric (I got mine from this Dawanda shop)
- cork (you can buy cork tiles for example)
- double-sided tape or glue that holds cork
- a stapler machine and staples
- nails and hammer
- all your lovely earrings
And you’re ready to go!
First, you need to take your frame and inner piece apart. If you’re working with a mirror, I’d suggest getting rid of the mirror and just using the wooden part for safety reasons… My starting point looked like this, since I had done the whole project to my mirror frame before:
Originally this used to be a golden framed mirror, its paint looked pretty aweful though and several parts had come off… Also, I didn’t like gold back then and so I had decided on black and white …now I’m all back to gold *lol* Tastes change, I guess…
Anyway, so you take it apart and start by cleaning the frame. Next you cover the floor with old papers to protect it and spray paint the frame (you can also do it outside, of course, but I did it in winter, so that wasn’t really an option ;) ).
While waiting for it to dry and then spraying it a second time, you can already work on the inner part of the frame!
Use it as a template and mark the outlines on the liner, then cut it a little smaller (like 1 inch to the inside)… Cut two or three liner parts, depends on how “fluffy” you want it.
Again, use the inner part as a template and cut the patterned fabric fairly wider, about 3 inches on each side, so you’ll be able to wrap it around the wood.
And now go on and assemble it: Fill the inner part with cork tiles, leaving a little margin, and glue it down either with double-sided tape or glue. Place the liner on the inner part of the frame and the fabric on top (keep an eye on the pattern, so it’s not skewed). Hold it firmly and turn it around. Then start stapling the fabric to the back of the inner part, pulling the fabric rather tight as you go. I usually do it in the following order: top, bottom (so it’s fixated), left, right and then filling the holes..
(I didn’t take off the black and white fabric, but just went over it..)
If you’ve done it right, there shouldn’t be any folds on the front:
When this part is done and the frame has dried from the second round of spray painting it, you can put everything together! Put the inner part into the frame and use the nails on the back to hold it together. I didn’t nail the inner part down, but hammered the nails horizontally into the frame, so the inner part would hold, but I can take it apart again in the future (if my taste changes again *lol*)!
And you’re done! :) Now you can hang it wherever you want and use the pins to hang your earrings. For the frame I chose colours that matched our new bedroom’s color scheme, also bought some small golden frames and filled them with artwork I love :)
Resources: big frame (fleamarket), small frames (Nanunana), card “When you love what you have…” (Studio Calico PL kit; background paper also Studio Calico), artwork “You can keep Mr Grey,..” (free printable from Polka Dot Creative; adorned with golden paint splatters), free commercial card, small mirror (H&M Home)
Hope you liked this little project! I’ve got another one that needs to be finished before I can show you ;)
If you’re making your own jewellery frame, I’d love to see it! Let me know in the comments!
Hope you’re having an awesome weekend!