Find & Flip: Jewelry Rack & Shadow Box

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by Angela Son, A.C. Moore Craftologist

Find & Flip: Jewelry Rack & Shadow Box

When we came across an iron rake head and a printer's tray at the antique market in Brimfield, Massachusetts, we knew we had to use these great vintage finds, coupled with colorful chalk paints, to upcycle them into one-of-a-kind jewelry organizers.

Tips:
Expect to pay anywhere from $15-$30 for a printer’s tray in the size shown and from $12 to $25 for a rake. Search flea markets and garage sales and, of course, etsy.com. Look for a printer’s tray that is in good condition and a rake with minimal rust and a narrow center top so it is able to hang from a nail.

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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + drying time

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Rack: First remove the handle if you’'re working with a whole rake. Wipe the head clean with a cloth to remove any dust and dirt, and then apply pieces of painter's tape, roughly 1"” apart, around the rake. The tape will be your guide to creating stripes. Paint each section with three coats of chalk paint. We used two different colors, but you can use as many as you'’d like. Remove the tape before the paint dries to prevent any peeling. When paint’ is dry, nail or screw the rack onto the wall to hang.
  • 2
    Shadow Box: Wipe the tray with a cloth to remove any dust and dirt. Paint each compartment in different colors of your choice. Tip: Use 4-5 coats. Attach eye hooks to each compartment. In addition, we also added cup hooks to the bottom. Check with your local hardware store to find out the best way to hang it.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:2 hours + drying time

Project Supplies

  • •Rack:
  • Rake, 3M 3/4" x 60 yd Painter Masking Tape & Screws or Nails
  • •Shadow Box:
  • Printer's Tray, Plaid FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint in Cascade & Vintage Victorian, Cloth, Ook 7/8" Brass Plated Cup Hooks & Darice 7 mm Screw Gold Eye Hooks
  • •Both Projects:
  • Plaid FolkArt Home Décor Chalk Paint in Yellow Crochet & Lilac, Daler-Rowney Simply Simmons Synthetic Acrylic and Multi Media Brush Flat Shader Size 8