Monday, March 4, 2013

Driftwood jewelry hanger

One of my absolute favorite things about DIYing is that you can take something with sentimental value and turn it into something functional.  I guess you could say that the story of this jewelry holder actually began 2 years ago when my husband and I were on a trip to Washington.  On our way back from the rain forest at Olympic National Park, we stopped by Rialto beach.  I was completely taken with the scenery; fascinated by the lines of the driftwood.  I took a small piece home with me, knowing that I would do something with it, but not knowing what.  
That poor piece of wood sat on my shelf for a couple of years.  A few months ago, after my daughter went through my necklaces for the 824th time, I decided to make a jewelry hanger.  It was a couple of weeks before it occurred to me to use the driftwood, but it was a perfect match.  All I had to do was buy a pack of screw-in hooks, and they went in easily.  I have a pretty ugly bathroom right now, but I do love the beachy theme of my jewelry hanger, and I think it's going to look lovely once we have a nicer bathroom to put it in.