Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beautiful DIY jewelry-rack!

A couple of weeks ago I made this beautiful jewelry-rack which I wanted to share with you.

What do you need to make a jewelry-rack like this for yourself?
- a piece of three-ply wood of 1 cm thick the size you want to make your jewelry-rack
- all kind of hooks (I bought them at, a Dutch website where people sell mostly 2nd hand stuff)
- a tin of gloss paint in a color of your choice (preferably water-based paint, for environmental reasons), I used fuchsia, because it goes well together with our big flower wallpaper on the left
- little sharp screws (1 cm or smaller) to screw the hooks into the plywood
- I also used an old picture frame

First sand and degrease the plywood and the hooks. Paint it all with the gloss paint. I put three layers on the plywood, I didn't use primer, because I hadn't any. If you have primer, you'd better use it. The hooks I gave only one layer. You can still see a bit of the original surface below, but I quite like that. See below a handy way to paint the hooks in one go.

When you are finished with all the painting let it dry long enough (at least 24 hours). Then make a composition of the hooks on the plywood and screw them in.  And your jewelry-rack is ready! 

I've put it up on the wall with 5 screws.

As you can see, I've knotted a big ribbon on a little hook on the other site of my mirror to put my hair-clips on.


Good luck!! :)

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


Just like almost everyone I have to push myself to get active. Even though I feel great when I've been out for a good run. I think for the last few months of 2011 I went every other week for a run. Of course not enough for some real results! So since two weeks I try to go 2 or 3 times a week. The RunKeeper-app helps me out here. This app has all kind of possibilities. It keeps track of the route and the speed I'm running, letting me know how I'm doing along the way every 5 minutes. Besides running, you can use it for cycling and a dozen of other sports. Then you can also choose how you want to be coached. And if you don't go running for a while, it sends you spam :).

Anyway, what I actually wanted to write about, was how much you see of your own beautiful city when you go running regularly. Because I need my iPhone for the RunKeeper-app, I always run with my phone. The advantage of this is, that I can take pictures when I see something I like!