…And it was for a good cause. Thursday night was a major gala and auction event for a local non-profit I support.
I made a second jewelry hanger in more neutral colors and donated it to their silent auction:
Because lava red doesn’t mesh with everyone’s palette.
Funny enough, the winning bidder was a lovely volunteer I know, so it will go to a good home!
Selling something I created was one of my goals for 2013, so I’m pretty happy.
We clean up pretty good.
And me and Mr. Pandercraft had a great time.
Up next: me and the Mr. build a bedframe. We even used a saw and still have 4 hands between us!
Let me start by saying this is the first project in a long time that I have done that comes with a long list of things I did wrong and you should do differently. Sheesh. It probably took me over 2 weeks to get this thing done for real. However, I do love the way it turned out! (Thank the universe). Second disclaimer: this was not a very cheap project by the time I bought all the supplies. Drawer pulls are surprisingly expensive.
Things you will need:
Some wood- the size depends on what you want it to look like. I got some pine that is 3/4″ by 2 and 1/2″ which I had cut to 2 feet long.
Drawer pulls (you can buy these at the hardware store, or an antique store like I wound up doing)
Paint of your choosing, and a paintbrush
Measuring tape or ruler
A drill and drill bit for pre-drilling holes (I actually don’t own one of these and just used a sharp wood screw to drill all my holes. Improvise.)
Screwdriver with both phillips and flat heads
D-ring hangers/hooks (I bought 1″)
Patience (whoops, I showed up to this project without this and it sucked)
An adult beverage (optional, helpful if you forgot the above item)
First you’ll want to paint the wood you bought/salvaged, or stain it if you prefer the natural look.
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