She’s agreed to pop over here today and get ‘er BOLD on!
She’s here to share with us an AWESOME project that every girl needs…and she did it with all the Hating Martha flair she could muster! And this girl has some serious flair…just check out her super-cool geometric bracelets!
See what I mean? She’s not afraid to create and innovate and, I’m pretty sure she likes to recreate, too…
But today, she’s laying off the conga line long enough to allow me to introduce her to you!
So, get on witcha bad self, Janel and show us sumpin’ SO awesome that only you could dream up!
I have always wanted one of these for my jewelry. And while in the midst of revamping everything in the master bedroom I knew it was a good time to get my act together and make my want a reality. But me being me can’t fork over big money for something my brain says I can do myself. I sat on it for months looking and looking for the right materials. Finally it came to me…
Use your round to mark 4 of the holes on your lazy susan base. Like this one.
And drill the holes. Be sure to drill them the same size as your dowels (3/16th for me) Then drill the tiniest holes you can into the round…all the stinking way around!
Add upholstery tacks (nice strong ones) around the other round. Maybe put yours in straight? Unlike me. Then measure the height you want your carousel to be and cut your dowels accordingly.
It’s tricky to put those dowels on because of how tight it is into the holes. I did have to expand the holes a bit. But, line the rounds up the way you want and hot glue them for added security. After the rounds have dried onto the dowels hot glue the dowels into the base. Be sure it can go into the base quite a bit (mine was about 1/2 inch) to give it plenty of strength.
I added trim all the way around. Well, almost. In typical Hating Martha fashion…I ran out. So add in the wooden thingy to make it look intentional.
After everything is all dry spray it down. I used a black, shimmer, texture spray paint because it was all I had. And it was awesome!
You’re one up on me, Janel…tell that brain of yours to slow down! Thanks so much, girl!
Yall go give her some lovin’ over at www.hatingmartha.com and tell her how fabuloso her jewelry carousel turned out!
Happy Monday, Bleepies!!!