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Monday, June 25, 2012

Pegboard Jewelry Board

I'm throwing a second post out there in one day! Woo Hoo! Well, I didn't post yesterday since I was neck deep in paint, sweat, & sanding. That's a pretty picture huh?
pink, shimmery, vinyl deliciousness
This little project was completed just a couple of weeks ago for a sweet girlfriend of mine. I met her during one of her barn sales & as it turned out, we both had our booths at the same store! Truly a small world. 
We hit it off instantly & I knew there was going to be a lot of projects, ideas,  laughs, & maybe even a few glasses of wine shared between the two of us as we got to know each other better.
She lives on an acreage where she runs her barn sales {Rhonda's' Roadhouse}on the weekends & spends her days creating fun, up-cycled, decor, taking care of her horses, & keeping up her massive property. Her style is very rustic/chic/cowgirl. She has about 5 buildings on her property & she just lets you go on your own little treasure hunt to find your hearts desire. Believe me, I did just that as the picture below shows.

She doesn't have a blog, I know I shed a tear myself, but don't worry, I will be sharing some of her projects with you over the summer. This way you too can share in her sassy-up-cycling-awesomeness & see what she's been creating lately. There's a whole other chapter to my 'Adventures with Rhonda' story, but I'm going to save that for later.  

Buuuuuuut, along with the entire truckload of furniture I purchased from her on that first visit, there also happened to be an old work table sitting in her 'scrap wood' area that I thought would be perfect for my shop. I didn't get it because honestly, my shop was nowhere near ready for such a big table & I wanted to use all my allotted "inventory money" for well....inventory.
What a surprise when she left me a message a day or so later telling me she had something for me & it turned out to be the work table! Holy-are-you-kidding-me-seriously!? Yep, she just gave it to me! 
I was so touched & in awe that she would do something so kind & thoughtful after knowing me for less than 24 hours. I knew I needed to think of a way to repay her kindness so I started brainstorming. When I went to pick up the table we ended up talking for quite a long time & during the conversation she showed me her collection of jewelry she takes with her on her trail rides. (Yep, she's a real-life cowgirl. Trail rides, campfires, & cowboy church) The bag she held up was chock full of blingy, yummy, glittery goodness. (Think of the grandmother who opens the pictures in her wallet & they accordion themselves all the way to the floor. Yes, she has that much!)
As I was driving home that night an idea formed to make her her very own jewelry board just as sassy, pretty, & blingy as she was. 
I started with a pretty frame, some scrap pegboard, & some metal hardware.
The frame I chose to use

I love the little beaded detail
I primed it with 2 coats of Rustoleum spray primer, giving it a light sanding in between coats.
Primed & ready to go
 I painted some scrap pegboard white I had lying in the shop & cut it to fit the frame.
While those were drying, I went looking for some hardware for her to hang her jewelry on. 
I came up with several options & began priming them with metal spray primer. 
These knobs were metal and very heavy
Getting their primer coat.
For some reason I don't have pictures of all the knobs I chose being painted, but you all know what hardware looks like when it's being primed so I think we're good. 
I knew I wanted the board to have a design so I went to Google & began searching for just the right one. 
I settled on a pair of angel wings & a beautiful cross. I chose the wings because I love, love, love angels & I felt like our meeting & subsequent friendship was just what we both needed at this time in our lives. I went with the cross between the two wings because she has some absolutely beautiful cross necklaces & like myself, her Lord & Savior is a constant fixture in her everyday life. 
I cut the vinyl with my SCAL software on black vinyl.
I cut it out, then just placed it on the pegboard where I wanted it. Using pegboard made it a breeze to get perfectly even placement; I just used the holes as a guide.
Once I had it the way I wanted it, I spent a good amount of time really rubbing it on good, I even got out the rolling pin for a few swipes across the board. I then took it outside and sprayed it with a coat of Krylon clear satin finish & immediately sprinkled it with a very, very fine iridescent glitter. I wanted to give it a sparkle factor without it being obnoxiously glittery. I waited for that to dry, shook the loose glitter off, & gave it 3 coats of satin protective finish.
I don't have any pictures of this step but you'll be able to see it in the finished pictures.
I went back to working on the hardware.
After spraying them with Krylon's metallic silver spray paint I added a little pop of color with some glitter stickers. I spelled out her name on the round knobs & sprayed them with several coats of clear satin.
Ignore the diamonds, I decided against using them
 I had to get special screws since the ones that came with the hardware were too long. I ended up using 1/2" machine screws for this project.
I played around with the placement of the hardware trying to figure out what looked good.
Once it all dried, I placed the knobs but left plenty of room for her to add some of her own. She is quite the creative girl & has her own little collection of hardware. I thought this way she could also give it her own special touch.
I did a couple of knobs with pink glitter on top & sealed those with a layer of dimensional magic. You can also see the shimmer here on the board from the fine glitter I used
Some more of the silver hardware I used
I placed the pegboard inside the frame & used some more 1/2" machine screws to screw through the holes into the frame itself. I cannot for the life of me find the pictures of this step, but will try to take a couple more & add them later. I chose to use screws {6 total I believe} so the pegboard would be in there nice & secure & be able to hold the weight of all her pretty bling.

 It was all finished! I wrapped it all up in some pretty pink with brown polka dots paper & delivered it to her. She loved it! 

Yes, there is a small messed up corner of the pegboard because when I first started this project, I thought I was going to go in a more rustic direction. By the time I decided to go this route, I was so far in that going back to redo the pegboard was not an option with my time limit.
This was such a fun project & you could go so many directions with it the possibilities would be endless.
I think I may even be making a few more for Christmas gifts because it's never too early to start thinking of your DIY Christmas.
I'm off to go paint something but I'll be back tomorrow to show you a super fun dresser I just did for an adorable little boy. 
See you then friends!


  1. darn this is cute,and that barn. Your talkin drool I would love to go climb some rafters...thanks for joining I will be back and do the same

    1. Thank you Kathryn!I do love climbing around on her farm, there is seriously a treasure in every corner!If you're ever in Iowa you stop by & visit us!

  2. Stacey Anne I am so glad you left a comment on my blog so I could find your AWESOME blog. I love your style! I am now following VIA facebook!!


    Start at Home

    1. Awwwwwe, thank you so much Brooke! I feel the same way. Joining a few linky parties has been an amazing way to meet new, talented bloggers. I have been like a kid in the candy store clicking away. I truly look forward to visiting you again!

  3. What a fun idea! I really like the glitter stickers! Great organization!

    Have a blessed and wonderful day!

    1. Thank you for visiting Karianne! I'm kind of a sucker for glitter & if it just happens to be pink....well I'm kinda all over it. This was the perfect project for a little sassitude.

  4. You do such great stuff. Looking forward to see what you're working away on! I nominated you for the LIebster Award. Hop on over to my blog to check out the details :) Congratulations!

    1. Thank you Kristin!! I'm so excited to be nominated!! I'll be hopping over right now to check it out!!


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