Old ornate frame gets a new life as a elegant earring display.
I found this wooden gold tone frame at an antique store. It was only $2.00. Even though some of the design was missing in the top right corner, I knew that wouldn't matter much once I was done.
I had seen framed earring holders with lace before and knew this would be the perfect candidate for this project.
Here is the before picture. Good bones on this piece.
I painted it a light cocoa color with homemade chalk paint.
Then a cream coat of more homemade chalk paint. The cocoa stands out just enough to give it some depth. Then I sealed it with Mod Podge.
I used a cardboard box for the backing. Cut to fit then used it as a template for the batting and burlap. I cut the burlap about 1" larger all the way around. Adhered the batting to the cardboard with spray glue to eliminate shifting.
I used painters tape to hold it all in place.
This was the exciting part for me to see it all coming together. I played with the lace to ensure correct spacing and placement.
Flipped it over, penciled in where I wanted each row to go. I made sure it was nice and tight prior to stapling. Most of the ones I have seen online were sagging and I don't like that look.
I cut the lace down and left an inch overhang, then I just taped them down.
I deconstructed a paper bag for the backing. I used the spray glue to adhere it and quick grab glue along the edges.
I had every intention of selling this piece but I love it so much I am keeping it for myself.