DIY Friday: Necklace Display

Frame Display I wanted to make a necklace display for my room so when I came across an old frame, I bought it. The seller had glued it a bit to make sure it didn't fall apart. Here's a picture of the back of it.

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And the front. It was incredibly dusty so I took a small brush vacuum attachment and vacuumed/brushed all the dust off.Frame Display

Here's a close-up of the frame.

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I went to an antique store and bought one old drawer pull. I love the look of it and the bubbles in the glass.

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They only had one old one, so I bought four new ones that matched. They don't have the same charm, but they are almost identical besides the lack of patina and imperfections/uniqueness.

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My dad cut some wood for the backing. I went to a fabric store and bought velvet to cover it. This is a mock-up of what it would look like finished.

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I cut the fabric and we took a staple gun to it. Then we drilled the pulls into the fabric. This was really tricky and the fabric would start to be caught up in the drill. The best way to do this was to cut a teeny tiny 'x' into the fabric where I wanted the bolt to go. Then we held the fabric apart and drilled through the 'x' and made sure it didn't touch the fabric by holding the fabric apart with two rulers. We put a washer and a nut on the back of each. Then we took picture hanging wire/hardware and attached that. We had to be careful to not drill the hardware through the frame. And finally, we took those metal tabs you use to keep the back of pictures and picture frames in place, and attached two of those to the frame so the backing wouldn't fall out.

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And voila! We hung it up on the wall!

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