Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Vintage Gun Cabinet to Jewelry Hutch

Habitat for Humanity has a great store not far from our house.  One time we just "stopped in" and this is what I fell in love was only $25.

This cabinet was supposed to be for a spot in our guest bath, but at some point an idea jumped into my head...a jewelry hutch!  For years and years I've been trying to come up with some way to store ALL of my accessories in one place.  The jewelry chest my husband bought me a few years ago was nice, but all my chunky vintage pieces well, they didn't fit.  So I had the jewelry chest, and a hanging bag and a pile, and then another hanging bag...all in the same closet!  Nothing I have is valuable, so it's not like I needed a way to keep things "safe," but a way to keep all my pieces in one place would change my life!  *winks*

Original Hinges

Gun rack and support for old shelving.

DIY Chalk Paint via I Heart Nap Time
Paint will be very thick, keep stirring!

I just loved the swirls!  *smiles*

I chose a $3 Oops! paint for my shelf color.
(More coral than peach in person.)

The Vaseline trick via really works!

With the Vaseline, paint just wiped right off.  
(I did use a chisel to scrape off the old white paint in the places I wanted that chippy look,
so the  natural wood underneath would show through too!)

A good soak in hot, soapy Dawn helped the old paint peel off!

Hobby Lobby and their 50% off hooks afforded me a great vintage style look.

My husband is so handy.  He's helped me with every project I've ever wanted to do.  He's full of marvelous ideas.  *pats husband on back*  He knocked out the gun rack and extra shelf supports.  Put in another board on top for screwing the cabinet into the wall and well, everything!

Here's the finished product...I'm in LOVE with it!

My husband hung this massive cabinet on the wall - top hooks I can just reach.
An insane amount of bling fits in here!
(I will stack more of the wonderful bamboo cases on the 2nd shelf - after I go back to get more!)
When all my "jewels" are displayed, it's amazing!  *smiles*

Wood Block frame I made here holds a vintage Scripture found in an old house.
Hands business card holder serves as a great cocktail ring holder!

IKEA paper towel holder for bracelets - was on sale for .50 cents!

Oatmeal box  - headbands fit great!

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