A few weeks ago, my sister Stacie, an incredible jewelry designer, asked me to create a "charm bar" for her. What's a charm bar, you ask? Well, it's a display for her necklaces and charms where people can select the type and length of necklace they want and choose one of her many beautiful silver charms.
She sent me a few ideas of what she was looking for and I set about the house (garage) to find something. I found several old drawers that I thought would work perfectly. It saved the time of me actually building a stand (which would probably look pretty amateurish anyway) and it lent itself a vintage, shabby chic feeling (which she wanted).
She also wanted to indicate to people that it was a charm bar (make a sign). Here's what I did:
1. I painted the drawer an off white and then sightly distressed it around the edges.
2. I hand painted the little wooden letters, the stamped them with French script and distressed the edges with ink to make them standout.
3. Then, I figured out where to put the six hooks she wanted (I gave her a few options and she choose the one below). I painted the hooks and attached them and the letters. I also stenciled some subtle white flowers in the background.
And, the result.... can you see the flowers? Sorry, this was taken in my basement.
I also created a vintage magnet display for myself while I was at it...and I'll show you that in another post. Have a great weekend...heading to a few estate sales and a flea market this weekend after my son's soccer game...I will show you what I got on Sunday!
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I have two items (as a set) up for auction. My Pink Printemps Mirror and coordinating Dream switchplate:
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