For Christmas my sister-in-law and I had exchanged names and we decided on making gifts. It's a tradition that my sisters, mom and I usually do each year but this year we decided to buy each other something. So I was asking my sister-in-law what she would like and she had mentioned something to hold jewelry on. I was contemplating between a few different ideas but stopped and one that I thought she would appreciate getting because it is a piece from her childhood home. A while back my in-laws sold their home and moved. My father-in-law, who knows that I am into old pieces of salvaged wood, furniture, etc gave me a piece of molding from their home that had been removed and was no longer being used. I was saving it for myself to make a shelf or some sort of coat rack. I decided that she might appreciate it because it is from her old home.
I chipped away the old paint and left some to give it an older look after I painted it. After a few coats of primer and a cream colored paint I found some small, decorative hooks at the hardware store. I knew they didn't have to be big because she was just hanging jewelry on it. I put those on and rubbed some stain all over to make it look distressed. She was so happy and emotional about the story behind it that she said she didn't want to use it as a jewelry holder anymore because she didn't want to hide it in her bedroom. She wanted to have it downstairs. I am happy to say that it was a successful gift. Have a great Wednesday!!!
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