Shabby Chic Earring Display

This is one of my very favorites!

It started out as this…


I wanted a chip paint look. I found these instructions for Distress Paint with Vaseline at Shanty 2 Chic, and decided to give it a try.

After removing the back and glass, I painted the edges and a few other spots with black acrylic paint, spread the Vaseline then spray painted with Rust-Oleum 2X Painter’s Touch in heirloom white.

In the spots that I put the Vaseline thick, the paint peeled right off; I sanded in other spots. I LOVE the way it turned out.

I decided it needed a softer look so I added some rosettes made with scraps of a canvas drop cloth.

I cut and glued plastic needlepoint canvas to the frame. The pretty pattern you can see behind the needlepoint canvas is scrapbook paper that I glued (with spray adhesive) to the back before re-attaching. Since this is a shaddow-box type frame, there is a divider between the glass (now plastic canvas) and the back of the frame so I was able to re-attach the back of the original frame and still have room to hang earrings. PERFECT, because this Shabby Chic earring display can sit on a dresser, table, or hang on the wall.

What do you think?

I hope your inspired to make your own! Of course, if that’s not your thing, you can purchase one of your own at my Etsy store.


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About southernflaircrafts

I am a very busy wife and mother of two beautiful little girls. I work part-time in a flexible position as an Office Administrator for a financial advisory firm; I love the work I do and am especially grateful that it allows me to be a Mom first. I love to create!! Although I think my creativity was born with my first child, before children I would not have considered myself very creative. My mind is always wandering ahead to my next project, whether it's woodworking, sewing, paitning, or crafting with my kids. I also love blog-hopping (and blogging - I'm learning as I go); sometimes I see things I know I have got to make or I see a great creation and am insprired with ideas of my own. I especially like projects that rescue some treasure that would otherwise become another victim of the landfill.
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20 Responses to Shabby Chic Earring Display

  1. Michelle says:

    This is such a great idea! I need more earring storage!

  2. This looks great! I also wanted to let you know that I featured your tissue box upcycle on my Pink Hippo party @

  3. Intolerable Dollhouse says:

    I love this idea. You can change it up so many different ways if you want. Thanks for sharing it!


  4. Really nice and keeps it all organized.

    Thank you for linking it up also at our linky party, . Tomorrow a new party opens up, so I am inviting you to come again with more great inspirational ideas/project tutorials. ~ Rose

  5. Christine says:

    This is totally AWESOME!!!!!!!!! LOVE the way it turned out! Very original!

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! Have a great day! 🙂

  6. six sisters says:

    This is a great idea. We are so glad that you linked up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday”. Please come back again really soon! Thanks! -The Sisters

  7. Mindie says:

    very pretty, thanks for sharing at Bacon Time!

  8. Very nice! I love the rustic look of the frame and the adorable rosettes. Beautiful way to store your earrings. I found a tutorial recently on how to make those rosettes. Will have to give it a try.
    Thanks you for sharing. Pinning and sharing (-;

  9. Rachel says:

    Very pretty! I love that Vaseline tip, need to try that. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.

  10. This looks fabulous! Thank you for linking it up at our party at

    btw it would be really nice if you would link back to the party from within your article.
    Thank you so much doing so in advance.

    Looking forward to your contributions again tomorrow, when a new party will open.

    Have a creative day,
    ~ Rose

  11. super cute – I love them – are they heavy to wear?

  12. Patti says:

    Thanks so much for sharing your pretty chic earring holder with us! What a cute idea. It will be a feature this week! Please come back and grab a featured button.

  13. Kathy says:

    This looks great! I’ve not heard of the vaseline trick – it sounds easy! Love the transformation – I like the background paper too! Looks fantastic!
    I appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  14. kayla says:

    You did an awesome job! I love love love how it turned out! Thank you for sharing your talent at Sunday Round Up You’ve been FEATURED! Hope you have a great week!

    -Kayla 🙂

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