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Monday, June 13, 2011

Old Rake turned Jewelry Rack

I don't know about you ... but my jewelry storage situation (until recently) was SCARY.
Well, my necklaces, to be exact.  (I use a mini muffin tin in a drawer in my bathroom for earrings - that works pretty well!)
I didn't even take a "before" picture of my necklaces because it was THAT pathetic.  But if you just pictures a big pile of necklaces tangled and twisted together, then thrown in a drawer ....?
Yep, that's about what it looked like.

Thank the GOOD LORD for Pinterest!  Because that's where I saw this (from Country Living magazine):
Oooooh, yeeeah!  I can do that!
In fact, helpful husband has one of those sitting in the shop!
Problem.
Helpful husband does not want his rake to be chopped in half and used as a jewelry rack.
Darn.

So I set out on a mission to find another one.
It was not a hard mission.
I found one at a local antique shop for $7.00.

And then I spray painted the top piece with my ever-increasing-in-popularity High Seas Blue spray paint (hardware store brand) because that blue color compliments the tile detailing in my bathroom.
And sha-ZAM!



Totally love it.
Totally perfect solution for my big tangled mess of a problem!
Totally my style.
And totally couldn't be easier. :-)

46 comments:

  1. so fun! i saw this on pinterest, too and thought it was a great idea. one question....did you clean the actual "rake" part of it? i worry about dirt/rust, etc. if it's not a new one.

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  2. That is a great idea! My necklaces are in a similar trangled state and I have been trying to think of a solution :)

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  3. I absolutely ADORE this! Such a great solution.

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  4. I love this and I love Pinterest.....thank heavens for the both of you! :)

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  5. Such a fabulous idea Bec!! (So, if I get a new house sometime in the near future, are you going to come help me decorate??) =)

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  6. This is so cute Rebecca! I should try this at my house too. My necklaces are all thrown in a drawer too!

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  7. This is SO cute Bec!! You are one creative little lady! And of course one of the coolest people I know! <3

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  8. I may be coming over to borrow some necklaces. =)

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  9. SHAZAM is right!! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    Thanks for sharing!
    Kristine
    www.jandmseyecandy.blogspot.com

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  10. WOW!! I love it! It has a sort of shabby chic vibe to it!

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  11. I wish I could come and see your whole house...so creative.

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  12. Very fun. That would probably work for ties as well. But necklaces are far more decorative.

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  13. That's an awsome idea.
    Isabella
    http://bookgardenreviews.blogspot.com/

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  14. What a clever use for an old rake. Thanks for sharing at my Swing into Spring party.

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  15. Such a unique and creative idea. You are a very talented woman. Love this idea, darling!!!
    -emily
    nestnestingnested.blogspot

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  16. OMG!! This is the best thing ever. Thank you for sharing. I'm a new follower. Hope to see you at http://diyhshp.blogspot.com/

    P.S. I have a link party every Monday. I would love for you to stop by and link up your project.

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  17. My granny did this several years ago & I have one of her "rakes" hanging in my room =) I love this look.

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  18. Oh Yes! Pinterest is my oasis! I LOVE it with all my heart. AND, I totally have that same rake pinned on my boards, but am STILL searching for one of my own. I should just buy a new one and let it sit out in my yard for a year so it gets all rusty because that's how long it may take me to find one!

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  19. Oh I love pinterest! I actually think I have this one pinned too! When I went outside a few days ago I found a rake in the backyard that didn't have a handle attached. My brother laughed at me cause I told him I might us it to make a necklace holder. haha.

    I found your blog on thrilling thursday! I hope you can check me out too!

    Casey
    mrsmeandu.blogspot.com

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  20. I love it too! Pretty on your wall.

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  21. that's way too cool!!! so awesome!!!

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  22. I'm in love! BTW..I adore your taste in jewelry. I'm your newest follower.

    ~Macy www.craftyconfessions.com

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  23. cute and clever! hopped over from the Remodelaholic link party to have a look. I'm watching your projects!
    Michael
    bluevelvetchair.blogspot.com

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  24. my jewelry drawer is all kinds of madness, too! i also use a cupcake tray for my rings. this rake is such a fun idea! i recently pinned all of mine on corkboard here if you care to see, lol!

    http://rockoomph.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-my-birthday-and-ill-shop-if-i-want.html

    anyways, found and following thru the site & relax hop :)
    rockoomph.blogspot.com
    @rockoomph

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  25. Oh, this is WAY COOL!!! I even have one. I gave it to my ex to drill the wood out of from the broken handle, but I'm gonna say nevermind! Thanks for the great idea! Hope you win!

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  26. Awesome! I love this! It looks awesome but is actually functional too!

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  27. LOVE it! Maybe if I got them out of the box like this, I'd remember to wear them sometimes!

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  28. I totally just pinned this... such a great idea.

    Just hopping over from The Girl Creative

    Amanda Joy
    www.joyinthejumble.com

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  29. What a great idea! So creative, and for $7.00!? Way to go! I will be featuring your project on DIY Thrifty Thursday at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com this week. Stop by and grab an "I was featured" button. :)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Michelle

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  30. I wonder what u could o with an old pitch fork and hoe? I would love it if u shared this with WorkShop Wednesday!

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  31. This is really so fun!! I love how creative and rustic it is!! I featured you today! http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/06/crush-of-the-week-think-pink-features-11/

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  32. I love this and will feature it at tomorrow's linky party!! :)
    Thank you so much for linking to {nifty thrifty things} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  33. This is such a great idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

    http://reuseandupcycle.blogspot.com

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  34. Hi - I'm featuring this at Revisionary Life tomorrow!
    www.revisionarylife.blogspot.com
    -Revi

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  35. Clever Repurposing of Old Rake. Love it. I have a few old rakes leftover from my inlaws. Time to clean them off and put them to good use. Thanks for inspiring me, and now following you! Found you via Revisionary Life.
    Doreen
    http://altered-artworks.blogspot.com

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