Monday, February 9, 2015

DIY Clothes & Jewelry Display | Gold Animals & Reclaimed Wood

I LOVE my Gold Animal clothes and jewelry display!  It's not only gorgeous in my room, it is extremely functional too!  They say necessity is the mother of invention, right?  Well, I needed a way to display clothes for special events, as well as to display and store scarves and jewelry.  This design was the perfect solution + these animal hooks are inexpensive and easy to make!

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Reclaimed Barn or Fence Wood
Screws (4)

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Soft Cloth/Towel

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After gathering the materials, the first step was cutting the animals in half, we made sure to cut at the visual center of all the animals.  Then we used an awl to make a hole and pre-drilled further:  we wrapped the animal in a soft towel and clamped it in a vice then used a drill to make the hole the right size for the screws.  We then measured and pre-drilled the wood.

Above are the measurements for this project.  The trickiest ones I highlighted in light purple.  They were difficult to calculate, since I made those measurements precise to the 16th inch.  I centered the animals visually on the front and the heights were different for each one since some are taller than others.  If you aren't so picky, you can just take the average of all four.

Next we painted the animals using this gold spray paint (we got ours at Home Depot).  PRO TIP:  We drilled holes in a cheap piece of wood and used some cooking skewers to prop up the animals.  This made spray painting and the drying process much faster and easier too!  (See below.)

My husband made the key hole hangers with a router since wanted these to be flush mounted to the wall.

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I adore how these turned out!  The style of these Animal Hooks fits perfectly in our "Hawaii meets Hollywood Regency" style bedroom.  Plus, they are kind of modern art piece in and of themselves: since we used both sides of the animals it adds humor - a little conversation piece!  This display rack is great for clothing, scarves, and jewelry.  I recommend getting some wood hangers for a more professional and finished look.  We made a similar version for my Son's nursery you can view it here.

Hope you enjoyed this DIY!  

Check back every monday for more Home Decor inspiration and DIY projects - we've got more fun DIY's planned and on the way this year!!  Don't forget to enter the first Giveaway of 2015, it ends tomorrow 2/9!!!

xo. m

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