Project Challenge time again! This month our item to use was ‘fencing’. I’ll be honest, I was quite stumped on what to do for this one.
I had lofty dreams of making something completely new and different than anything already out there. But those lofty dreams stayed just that – dreams. I didn’t come up with anything breathtakingly amazing but I did make something I needed and my daughter is pretty happy with it.
I nabbed this roll of wire fencing at a garage sale for $3. I then proceeded to stare at it for a few weeks hoping it would somehow turn itself into some amazing fencing project. But alas, it just continued to lay there as a roll of wire fencing.
So I pulled a window out of my stash and looked at it for awhile too.
And decided to put the two items together to create a jewelry display for my daughter.
My teen has been making jewelry and would like to try to sell it. I’ve taken some of it with me to a couple events but I’ve never had a good way to display it. We have an event coming up in July so creating this now works out great.
My hubby gave me these leather gloves to keep in my tool box – I dislike wire things poking and scraping my hands. These keep that from happening. He also loaned me his side cutters to cut the wire fencing to the right shape. These are Klein cutters and are his good pair so I was informed to make SURE they got put back where they belonged. I told him I had planned to leave them out in the weather all summer and make sure they got good and rusty – (insert eye roll)
The old window frame has a great chippy patina and I really wanted to keep that without having paint always chipping off. So I washed it up good, sanded the loose pieces off, and gave it a couple coats of lacquer to seal it.
I love power air tools. So easy and fast! Thanks to my hubby for letting me use his. I have a pneumatic stapler but hubby thought his would be better for this project because it shoots narrower staples.
I detailed it with some fun felt pennant banners a friend made for me to style it up for the ‘beauty shots’. I used my own jewelry to show how it works as a display piece. We are waiting on our order of chains to come in so we can get Emma’s creations finished and ready for display.
The window is really big so it doesn’t work well on a bathroom counter to use for yourself. It’s too tall. It will be perfect for a shop display piece and we can prop it up on a small chest or coffee table. I’m also thinking we will add a piece of fabric to the back of it for shows where there might not be a wall or drapery behind it. Adding the fabric will give us a nice background for displaying Emma’s jewelry.
I’m happy with it. I created a project using fencing. I now have a nice piece to use to display my daughters jewelry for sale. And if I can find a spot for it that doesn’t put it up too high I’m going to use it between shows for myself 🙂 And if I don’t find a space for it, it’s not going to be hard to store between events.
Now go check out these other great projects involving fencing.
You can also see another fencing project of mine here.
I hope you enjoy these projects and stay tuned for next month! We are using sheet/corrugated metal for June’s Project Challenge!