I went to the hardware store and was full of inspiration after the first couple of aisles. But when I got to the aisle of copper pipe fittings, I just couldn't stop thinking about them! So rich in colour, so pretty, so shiny and not too expensive either. Most of the pieces I bought were less than $1. But what to make with them?
Once I found my way home from the store, I dug out a couple of pieces of pallet wood that we had stored in the garage.
Next, I used a couple scrap pieces of MDF and screwed them on to the back of my pallet pieces to hold it all together.
Once it was in one piece, I went outside to stain it. I was delighted to complete this step outside on a beautiful sunny day and it was only -4 degrees! Plus, the wood stain can cautioned me to work in a well ventilated area to avoid lead poisoning. Yikes!
I was so pleased to find this lovely small can of teal wood stain in the 'oops' section for just $1. I did a really light coat and made sure not to cover the wood completely.
Once the glue was holding tightly, I hung it on my wall and bam! A colourful spot to hang my jewelry.
Next time I would... Not use cheap screws! That one simple step took way too long!