Friday, August 29, 2008

Picture Yourself Organized

It's the last holiday weekend of the summer.
Are you wondering what to do?
You could spend some time reading some of the blogs
that were late to the paint party.
Then, you could make something pretty and useful.
Yes, I think it's time for...

ANOTHER TUTORIAL!


Today we're going to create some beautiful organizational tools.

First, gather your supplies. You'll need:
*a large picture frame
*your choice of spray paint
*a heavy duty stapler (doesn't everyone have one of these?)
*a roll of hardware mesh or poultry wire---both can be found in the fencing section of home improvement stores
*wire cutters or tin snips
*saw tooth hangers (optional)
Next, paint your frame the color you desire.
When it's dry, unroll the wire "fabric"
and measure and cut it
to fit inside the frame.
The poultry wire can be cut with wire cutters, but
the hardware mesh is more easily cut using tin snips.

Pull and staple the wire to the back side of the frame.
You may need an extra set of
helping hands for this step.
You can get fancy and add some ribbon
to the front of the frame if you'd like.

I also added some S hooks that I squeezed
one end shut onto the wire.

Are you wondering what we just made?

Well, if you used hardware wire and added S hooks,
you just made
a great frame to hang your jewelry on.
If you used poultry wire, just add some binder clips
and you have a pretty memo board.
You can even customize these.
The addition of a knob makes a plain frame
look like a cabinet door.
Instead of binder clips, you can use clothes pins.
You can even paint and cover your clothes pins
with scrapbook paper.
That's the beauty of this project, it's very versatile!
If you want to hang your frame, add sawtooth hangers.
Or just lean your frame against the wall.

Congratulations!
You've just been framed for organization.

47 comments:

a day in the life of bella said...

Wow, I'm first!

Very imaginative as always...and so functional, too, I love that! I love your detailed tutorial, too...oh and now I know the name of those things...sawtooth thingees...well, I got half of it...I will learn all of this new terminology one day!!! :)

Have a great weekend, Joy :)

Bella

Rambling Girl said...

I just can't stop saying I love it here...Boy you bloggers sure have inspired me that I can do this stuff to. So glad to have met you and look forward to more great things to create. Thanks Joy! Oh yeah how do you cover clothes pins? can't you tell I am new at crafting.

Spymommy said...

So, so clever Joy! Unfortunately, I'm still behind on my spray painting due to torrential rain, so I'll hopefully get that done this weekend instead. Still, love the idea!

Valarie said...

Oh I have so many projects to do from your site! Now I have another one. I am going to be busy this weekend. :)

Darlene said...

You are just too clever Joy!! How cute are those!?! Another project added to the list......

Katy said...

oh my goodness...i just LOVE this idea. I TOTALLY have to try this!!! Thanks! :)

Blanca said...

This is exactly what I had in mind for a black frame I have. I just have not been able to find the chicken wire. The home improvement store did not have any the other day I went. I may have to find a feed store some where.
I especially love the tall thinner one.
Great project and looks super easy.

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Great ideas!! Now if I could only find somewhere in my house to hang them...I am seriously out of space! Have a great Labor Day weekend!
Carrie

Tausha said...

aren't you creative! I would have never thought to do this. I think that I will have to do this when the yard sale is over-I think that I will make 3 (if they are not too hard and don't cause that much swearing) they would be perfect to hold all the girls crap that they bring home from school that they just can't part with!
I have my project done-promise this time. no searching required!

Tonya said...

LOVE THIS!!!!

Wendy said...

I just finished making one of these with chicken wire for Halloween!

pammiejo said...

I love those tutorials!! Keep up the great work, Joy! I check on you daily. PAM

nikkicrumpet said...

VERY CUTE idea...does it give me an excuse to buy more jewelry????

The Nester said...

I am especially partial to the chicken wire. I want to cover my walls with it, make cages for my boys out of it and make mistreatments with it...

The Queen of all things spray paint it at it again! Thank you for sharing such wonderful ideas! You inspire me!

Susie Harris said...

Hey Miss Joy. I dont have your email address. I looked through your comments but couldnt make out which one you were talking about. Do you want to send me an email so I can get your address? hope I can help, smile~

rachel said...

Joy Joy Joy... You make it so hard to live in NYC and be stuck in a small apartment with no hardware or craft stores in sight.... I need to come visit you next week when I am in town.

Sandy Toes said...

I have a busy weekend b/c I love so many of your projects to do...they are so creative and fun!
-Sandy Toes

Katie said...

Just found your blog from the Nester. Oh how I love creative woman that stay on a budget. can't wait to read more!!

vicki said...

Well, I know what I'll be doing this weekend. Thanks for the great idea.
Have a happy weekend.

Victoria said...

What a neat idea! Love the tall door.

Miss(es) Canadian Pie said...

You are just so crafty cool! I love to read your blog. I'm so making one of those!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

This is fantastic! So sweet of you to share these with us! I'll be linking to these today in the Daily DIY!

Kathryn said...

Here from the Nester! A support group for spraypainters!! I love it! Funny how spray painting was on my to do list for this long weekend! ;-) Can't wait to read more of your blog!

MeganSloan said...

I love your blog! And it has great inspiration. I've been wanting to do a jewelry frame for years...even bought a nice wooden frame, yet I haven't done anything to it. I know want to do all your options! :)

abeachcottage said...

oooooh, this is just what I needed to see, I have a whole big pile of frames from thrifting that I'm getting round to, I'm not very good at framing photos so this is the purrrfect project for me, i like the chicken wire one, you make it look so easy

and I love that silver spray paint, is it? I just saw a mirror with a frame like that, it was $400 though, you've given me an idea, I could get a piece of mirror for a frame sprayed silver, why didn't I think of that???

happy days!

Sarah

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Joy,
This post is a great idea...and your directions are so clear!
thanks for posting!
diane

frillsfluffandtrucks said...

Cute ideas! When we finally get around to redoing our closet, I need to do something like this to hang on the wall of the closet to organize some of my jewelry.

~ Sarah

Lady Dorothy said...

This is a great idea! I saw something like this on a bit larger of a scale in a online picture of someone's boutique -- maybe Tracy Porter's.

Great item to sell, too!

Sarah Kate said...

I love this. This is going on my to do list. I like the one with clips for spare papers on it. I recently bought my first staple gun (at an estate sale!) and I can't wait to use it.

The Inept Aspirant said...

Hi, Joy, I recently discovered your blog and I love it! I wanted to contact you by email but didn't see any address...I was looking for some advice on painting a dining room set that I found on the side of the road. I know how to re-cane chairs and paint but not so good at distressing and other techniques. I'd love to have some input from you! Here's the link: http://theineptaspirant.blogspot.com/2008/08/my-next-project.html

sweetfunkyvintage said...

love your banner, love the projects. I think I am going to have to go buy some spray paint!
Liz

Susie Harris said...

Hey Miss Joy! I didnt get the email that you sent. Want to try again? Thanks you have my mind wheeling now, smile

deepfriedapplepies said...

Oh my!!! I have an empty frame AND some chicken wire.. I'm gonna do this! Thanks Joy for the AWESOME idea!!!

Blissful Nikki said...

I love these! I have been thinking of doing something similar to this for a long time!! :)

Angela said...

I'm loving this, especially the ones with chicken wire! I just might have to make one of those to go with all the roosters in my kitchen. Thanks for the inspiration!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Ok Joy.......what's goin on? I got home from our trip and there is nuttin new from ya...I was looking forward to a post. I know you got something brewin up. Rofl cherry

Sue said...

ANOTHER GREAT IDEA!!! I can't wait till the store opens (tomorrow??). Keep the ideas coming.

Sue said...

About the store....I'm not crazy. Robin at The Robin's Nest is opening her Etsy store tomorrow....I was just confused.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Shoot sorry JOy...I never did post about the frames, I thought I had. I have chicken wire to do this same thing..I wanted to use mine to hang my scrapbook layouts from. The very first Cottage living magazine had this idea a couple years ago and I have loved it ever since...I have also seen someone? use an old bed spring. I love your long vertical one soooo cool. Ok off to bed. Chow, cherry

Deb said...

Tagged you in today's post if you want to play along. Thanks so much for the fun idea... as always.

kari and kijsa said...

Happy Labor Day! Thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!

blessings,
kari & kijsa

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Great tutorial! I added it to my discoveries on "stumbleupon" Thanks for the instructions, I have a photo I planned to share of one & now I can link back to instructions!

Super job,
Melissa

Lincs and Ali said...

I should show you the REAL post of that frame with the earlings and neclaces stuffed full on it in my room in DC... thanks again mom! I LOVE IT! (and I will post pics of it next week, when I catch up)

Kreg and Anna said...

I fell apon your blog and I love your house!! Your style is so me!! I wish I had talent like you, Do you live in utah? I am from there but just moved to MN I am in need of some good cosignment shops! Where do you find all of your great stuff?

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

This was a great project~thanks!

Brandi said...

i like these a lot.... very nice!

Gale said...

I just told my daughter about this. She garage saled, I mean purchased at a neightborhood boutique a tall bookcase which she painted black, turned on it's side and uses to store her collection of high heels. This may be her next project to hang above it for her collection of preowned jewelry from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Love it

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