November 14, 2011

Easy weekend project.

Happy Monday (afternoon)! I hope everyone enjoyed the nice long weekend. The weather wasn't as bad as predicted around here and we didn't receive a whole lot of rain so I didn't even make a dent in my long awaited chair project. Oh well.  It's really not hard to talk myself out of a upholstery job so I think it's best I keep quiet on those chairs until they are actually done :-)

Anyway, moving onto a quick little project I was able to accomplish this weekend! Awhile back I made a framed jewelry display using a decorative metal sheet (another Pinterest inspiration).

I love this little guy and use it daily. I had large chunk of the metal sheet leftover and had been wanting to do something with it - and I finally did!
A friend showed me this idea in a magazine and I loved it! I simply shaped the metal using different kitchen objects (quick oats, can of soup, etc.) and then "sewed" it up using floral wire. I'm really not the best seamstress...can you tell I got bored half way through the big one? Ha! Oh was sticking together just fine so I skipped down to the bottom to seal the closure :-)
 This is another case of done is better than perfect! You can't even tell once I gave them a quick coat of white spray paint. Plus I've made the seams face the wall, so it's fine. Really.
I also love the beautiful shadow reflected on the wall and the three different sizes. If you're working with a full sheet of the metal, you could probably get several big ones out of it, but I had to work with what I had leftover.

There you have it...super easy! Until next time...


  1. Those are beautiful! I love the shadows they cast.

  2. Such a great idea! I'd love to do a few for my Christmas display. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Love it! So glad you linked up with us!