I hate non-functional items—anything that just sits on shelves or hangs on walls looking pretty is useless to me. That means I mostly avoid them at all cost, unless I can justify having them by giving them purpose.
That being said, when I saw this metal wall art at Hobby Lobby, I was a bit skeptical. I've been looking for another jewelry hanger for a few months now, but haven't found what I wanted at an affordable price. This wall art was on sale and I have to say, it's the best purchase I've made at Hobby Lobby so far.
Here's what it looks like before. Very simple flat-finish black. I liked the simple black, but felt it wouldn't go with my dressing room where colors were mostly white and bright.
Instead of completely taking the black away and painting it with another color, I sprayed the front with a layer of Mod Podge Pearlized Glaze. Let me tell you—the finish ROCKS, the spray bottle design SUCKS. I had to press super hard in order for it to spray. Ugh they should make their bottles like Rust-oleum.
The photo doesn't do it justice. It's a subtle, yet beautiful pearlized finish. This is the same finish I used for the glass on my ceiling fan. Remember this?
Yup. Okay let's hang this sucker up. There were two holes built into the metal wall art to hang it on the wall. Such an easy installation and it stays on tight. I hung up all my necklaces and earrings and it looks perfect. Keeps everything in one place and takes up no real estate in my room. Awesome. Beautiful and serves a purpose.