A Tree for My Baubles

I have to show you the jewelry tree that Mark built for me using old doorknobs and an old porch post we salvaged from one of the old houses we dismantled in Jacksonville.   (The porch posts supported the old carport.)

I knew one of them was destined to become a jewelry tree when I spotted this inspirational idea on Pinterest.

The first thing I did after buying several orphaned, old knobs at an antique store was clean the old porch post.

Then, Mark made a wooden stand for the post since it needed to sturdily stand upright.

After that was done, we drilled multiple holes in the porch column.   We staggered the holes so that my necklaces would hang freely.

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

Also, we chose a drill bit that was slightly smaller than the doorknob hardware.     After the holes were drilled, we gently forced the knob hardware into the holes.    It was such a snug fit, we didn’t even have to glue them.

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

Next, I had an old round finial that I thought would look pretty on top of the post so that was nailed to the top of the post.

After that, I liberally painted oil-based polyurethane to the entire jewelry tree and allowed it to dry throughly.

We brought it into the house the next day, and I had fun arranging my jewelry on it.

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

I’m delighted how it turned out!

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

a jewelry tree using an old porch post, a reclaimed finial, some old doorknobs, and a few pieces of reclaimed wood

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Abandoned Near Laneville

Abandoned Near Laneville, TX

Abandoned Near Laneville, TX

Abandoned Near Laneville, TX

Abandoned Near Laneville, TX

Abandoned Near Laneville, TX

Abandoned Near Laneville, TX

Abandoned Near Laneville, TX

 I have to show you an old house that we recently discovered near Laneville, Texas.  It’s still a pretty house and quite old, according to the rocks that are used as the foundation support.     I would have taken more photos, but after I shot the photo of the fireplace, I walked around to the side to get a closer shot of the brick, and right then, a very mean-looking chow came out from where he was hiding underneath the house, all bristled up and growling.  I thought I would be attacked, for sure.  I backed off very, very slowly, heart pounding.  Fortunately, I was lucky and walked away unscathed.

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Friday Favorites #37

Friday Favorites - Living Vintage - PINK

As you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  To show my support of this campaign, this week’s Friday Favorites focuses on 8 things that are pretty in pink.   an old shutter and watering cans repurposed as a table centerpiece   Say in your best Dana Carvey voice:  a big burly man and […]

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Know Your Presidents

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“Know Your Presidents” says the old hankie I recently bought at an antique store in Jefferson.  I knew when I saw it that I’d make it into a pillow. Of course, I never thought to repurpose old hankies into pillows, that is, until I saw this easy tutorial, so easy in fact that any newbie […]

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