Finding more and more of my jewelry laid on my dresser rather than hung, I realized it was time to revamp my jewelry board. The framed board, which is actually a bulletin board, was given to me by a former colleague. I had painted the frame previously, but now I wanted to paint again, change out the fabric, and add permanent hooks as opposed to the push pins I was previously using.
I also was inspired to make another display with a humble bamboo tray from the thrift store. It had seen better days, but still had another life in it. It’s funny how ideas evolve—when I brought it home, my first thought was to add wine corks to the bottom and use it as a serving tray. I tried the corks, but was unhappy with the look as corks are not a consistent size, plus I had fewer than I thought so the corks only covered about 1/3 of the way. Then I remembered I had sheets of cork and two thickness would work as a mini cork board, and then I thought it would be cool to add a hinged magnet board so stuff could be hidden behind it, then, then, then, this happened…
…I totally went from mini bulletin board to jewelry display with a secret compartment. This really is a display as I don’t actually wear all this rhinestones jewelry but I do like to look at it. (I’ve always been attracted to shiny things—I still have rhinestones I removed from jewelry as a kid!)
Step 1: Cut two pieces of cork to fit the tray. Glue together, glue into place in the tray.
Step 2: Spray paint all the parts, tray, metal sign (after the sticker is removed), frame, & cork. Use the Rub ’n Buff on the frame if desired.
Step 3: Drill holes in which to fit the magnets. Go slowly as you don’t want the holes to deep. Follow the instructions for the E6000 glue and glue into place. Let dry overnight or for the time recommended in the instructions.
Step 4: Cut the cardboard to size, spray with spray adhesive, attach velvet. Glue this in place in the tray. I used a couple of map pins to hang the necklace on in the secret compartment.
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