Hating Martha gets her Bold on!

 Hoot-hoot and Holla, Holla!  

Come on, yall, and welcome my girl, Janel,


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!

and her Fabric Wall…
Yup…that window is the size of a cereal box, but you’d never know it!

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!

yipee!! Gwen lets me be at her blog! Tear. hiccup. blow. I am sooo honored! Let Gwen decide if that’s sarcasm or truth…ha! No really, Gwen is so cool and I am so glad to know her. Her blog is always fun, truthful, and good for the soul. And she isn’t perfect…my kind of girl! And if you all read Gwen’s blog you must be right up my alley too! So be sure to pop over and say hi…cause I wanna meet you!

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…

Floral rounds. On sale at Michaels for $.59 each. I used 2. Wooden dowels in the same size as the holes on the rounds. 3/16 in my case. $.79 a piece. A lazy susan as the base. I had one just hanging out. free.

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!

Love…love…love this project! It came out they way my brain told it to. Hardly ever happens. Anyways, thanks for putting up with me… Til next time!

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!!!

Today just might be the day. 
But, you’ll never know if you don’t get out there and 


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What the BOLD ones say:

  1. Inspire Me Heather says

    Oh Janel, I'm lovin' your projects there – what a great feature Gwen! That jewelery carousel is beautiful and you've done a lovely job!

  2. Junky Vagabond says

    Very timely for me and my stack-o-necklaces/bracelets/earrings that are on my nightstand, waiting for a clever solution! Awesome project!

  3. Heather says

    Hi Gwen and Janel!! Love this jewelry carosel so much – very clever. And there is black shimmer spray paint out there????? How have I missed that? That's got me written all over it – I have to go find some this week- thanks for the fyi! Gwen – you are so sweet to let your friends feature their projects on your blog, hope your allergies disappear soon!! Can't wait to see more great posts :) Heather @ settingforfour.blogspot.com

  4. Bella says

    Wow Janel, that's awesome! I would have never guessed it was made out of wood. That's just genius girl!

  5. Bliss says

    How on earth do you think of this stuff? I can't even come up with something for dinner half the time when the fixings are in front of me.


  6. Janel@hatingmartha says

    Hey Gwen…thanks for having me. And for the tweaking of that post…I can't believe I forgot to introduce myself! Typical. You rock… as usual!! Loved being here!

  7. Debbiedoo's says

    Martha is just a cool little chickie isn't she! I enjoy her blog very much!

  8. Tina@WhatWeKeep says

    Hard to believe this isn't metal- very clever, Janel!
    Do you make the Carmen Miranda cat hats???
    Fun post, Gwen. :)

  9. Drama Mama Lori says

    Ha love it! And I love that I'm not the only girl in the world who calls them "wooden thingies"! Great work! ~Lori

  10. DearHelenHartman says

    Now THAT is an ambitious project. Not just making the carousel but also organizing your jewelry! Tangled up in a bowl and dripping onto the bedroom floor is my method of storage but so happy to have stopped in to see how it should be done.

  11. SweetPepperRose says

    This is something my daughter will probably want to make this summer when she gets home from Spain.

  12. says

    What a fun project. You two crack me up I swear! Love how you can up with such a great solution to hold all your goodies =)

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