Sunday, March 1, 2009

Had a problem.... Here's my Solution!

Hi my friends!! Hope all is well with you today. The first thing I wanted to do was to say THANK YOU - so very much for all my birthday wishes!! I had such a wonderful weekend with family and friends - they were so good to me - as always. Maybe I'll share a picture with you all a lil' later of all the INCREDIBLE GIFTS I received.

O.K., so it was Sunday afternoon and I was on a mission. After fumbling through my jewelry drawer that morning getting ready for church - runnin' late as usual - I decided something jus' had to be done with my PITIFUL excuse for a jewelry drawer. So - here's what I decided to do so I could find earrings that matched!!

We've all seen cute takes on earring holders, earring trees, - but here is my earring screen.

I had these old sliding screen inserts from old windows...



Here are some scrap pieces of material I had...



I painted a couple of the frames to match the material. I left one distressed white - for me - to match my distressed self - haha. Simply use a staple gun to attach the material in back folding down the raw edges.



O.k. I know it's terribly sad looking - but this is jus' a lil' peek into the tangled mess.




And here it is - hung up with my necklaces in my "junk room" which is better described as my "crafting, ironing, getting ready, dump all the laundry in" room.



Yes, I know, I like big earrings.




I think this one is my favorite. It looks like a lil' piece of art. I added some ribbon and this one is going to the shop.






Jus' a lil' something fun that I thought I'd share with you today.





Have a wonderful day!
Blessings,
Cathy





30 comments:

Bishop Stone said...

As an earing lover myself i really love your creation. The brown one is really nice. You are so very clever.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

Cathy, I think your solution turned out fantastic. I would of never thought of that! Great job and looks great.

Debbie

Stacey said...

What a great idea. I have tangled boxes of jewelry that I never end up wearing. Your solution is perfect.

Felicia said...

Oh yeah, love it. :)

Julie said...

Cathy I love this idea. I have a few of these screens I may have to try this project. And thanks so much for the birthday wish for derek we had a wonderful weekend.
Have a great week
julie

Sarah@VintageChic said...

What a fabulous idea!!!! Love these! Love your photo on the blog header too!

Just a little something from Judy said...

What a brilliant idea!! My drawer definitely needs one of these screens. You are amazing! An old screen, some fabric and ribbon, and all of a sudden you have the perfect solution. Thanks for sharing that idea.

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

I have soooo many old wooden screens from the original windows from our home up in our attic. For years now I have been wondering what I could do with them. I really like the last screen you showed with the black material behind it. Just for art on the wall. I think I will have to give it a try with my screens!
Thanks for the idea!
Lisa

Jennifer said...

Oh I love the screens! That is such and awesome idea! It really takes creativity to see something like that and then put it together. Thank you for sharing your idea!
Jennifer

Bittersweet Primitives said...

Cathy, so so cool. Just your creative self which always shows in your blog. Your pictures are always so nice, just a great pick me up when you need something great to give you a boost. Keep up the GREAT work.
Sherie

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Cathy,
You are so clever! really I would not have thought of that very creative.
Happy Birthday to you, my birthday is next Saturday the 7th, but I know I am way older than you!.
Have a great day,
Elizabeth

Darlene said...

I LOVE it. What a fabulous jewelry holder!

Cathy said...

Happy belated birthday!

Fabulous idea!

Jean said...

Cathy, what a fabulous idea. Now all I have to do is find some old screens. good thing it won't be too long until yard sale time.( I also love big earrings.) Have a wonderful day.

Linda said...

Dear Ms. Cathy,
You are one smart cookie....It's amazing how useful and beautiful recyled items can be. You are so creative!

Blessings from Linda @ Kindlelight Blessings.

AndreaW123 said...

Oh Cathy....I am temted to move to KY just so I can shop in your shop! Please don't put that one in the shop....it would go perfectly in my bedroom holding my earings...ship it to me....please (seriously)......Andrea
AndeM1@hotmail.com

Ruth said...

This is so adorable. What a great idea. I don't wear much jewelry but can already think of different ideas to do with these.
Ruth

the primitive country bug said...

Oh my, Cathy, that is just genius! I LOVE them all but the black one is my favorite. They came out great and now you'll never have an excuse to be late to church again. LOL!
Hugs to you~ Birgit

Deb said...

What a cool idea, and so stylish!
What a smart cookie you are!

Lisa said...

Oh my, I absolutely love this idea. You are just so crafty!! I have lots of earrings too. A girl can't have enough. I may have to try this myself. Thanks for posting it!!

Cathy Cobblestone said...

You all are so sweet!!! Now, let me tell you something - you can do anything I do!! Sometimes, you just gotta think out of the box, that's all. So glad you all enjoyed this lil' trash to treasure project. I'll see what I can come up with next!!! Have a great week! Cathy

Look Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Great idea! You will save so much time getting ready in the morning! You will be able to do more crafts!
denise

T said...

I really liked the last one and I think now have my next project (for myself and my girls!).

Looking forward to coming back often.

The Un-Organized Mom said...

Why Oh Why can't your shop be closer to me!!!! I swear to you...one of these days I will end up at your shop!! You are so creative and your shop is adorable and so inviting!!

Thanks for sharing with the rest of us,
Kimberli

khartquilt said...

This is a great idea! And they look really nice. Now you need to make something for your post earrings.

LisaJanelle said...

I love this idea....Going to make one!....Thanks...

Christine said...

How cute and clever is that!!!! You could sell those!
Christine

Kristina said...

so clever of you...just darling!!!!

madrekarin said...

FABULOUS!! Just adorable. Makes me wish I wore earrings. lol
A belated happy birthday to you, sweets.

The TinCan Cottage said...

Hi, I Don't Even Wear Earings but I LOVE this Idea...you could use it just as pure decoration...I will be on the look out first thing this Spring/Summer Garage Sales! Thanx for Sharing Your Great Idea!