Here’s another project I did that was inspired by yet another awesome blogger.
Laurel from Chipping with Charm first introduced this idea in October and it immediately went on my “must try list”.
You see, I already had all the parts so this was one of those “Duh! why didn’t I think of that!“ moments.
(the answer to that question was “because you’re not as smart as Laurel, that’s why!)
This box of bedsprings had been sitting around for way too long. It was time to start using some up.
The other night I was in need of a quick Christmas gift for my hairdresser and decided this would be the perfect present for her.
I had this rusty chain with pins found inside a curbed tool box.
I’m guessing it’s used to hold fish after it’s caught, if so, then this is really kinda gross come to think of it.
I washed and sanitized the entire chain and then sprayed it with clear coat.
I had a cup full of rusty washers of various sizes and decided they would work just fine for bling.
Everything got a couple quick coats of clear protective finish and once dry I went to town with my wire snips and needle nose pliers.
This was super easy to do. The hardest part was deciding when enough was enough!
I ended up making a dangling “skirt” all around the bottom of the spring.
I was in a hurry to get this done and didn’t take time to do a photo shoot so believe me, I had to do lots of creative cropping to take out the worst of the clutter on the counters!
$15 for the bottle of wine I grabbed out of our wine rack to go with the bling!
Thank you Laurel for all your inspiration. If you haven’t been over to Laurel’s blog yet, go check it out. She is soooo creative.