Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the holiday season can land you in the middle of the mall with the world spinning around you because you can’t find that “perfect” gift for the person who already has everything. That’s my daughter. She has everything and beyond some records (or vinyls as they are apparently called by this generation), she doesn’t really have much on her Christmas list. She tends to think she lives in Teen Vogue and has the sunglasses to prove it, 12 pair to be exact, and she like to keep them on display so she can easily choose which pair she wants to wear. I thought that a fun, industrial sunglass storage unit for her wall would be a great gift.
These are some of her favorite pairs.
Let’s get to it.
1. Cut the two boards to 29″ in length and join them with some pocket holes (made with your Kreg Jig) in the back. You will want 1 1/4” Kreg screws for this.
2. Stain your wood all over or just on the parts you plan to distress. Exposing the darker color instead of raw wood, looks better after you sand away some paint. I used dark walnut by Minwax.
3. Paint with chalk based paint. It is my favorite to distress with because it sands right off.
4. Time to stencil! Stencil 1 was nice enough to send me these great Cargo stencils to use for this project. How much more perfect can you get for an industrial project?! You can find your own set, here.
5. Use painter’s tape to hold the stencils in place with whatever wording you like, and carefully paint using a brush or sponge.
6. After it dries, take a piece of fine grit sand paper and go to work distressing the entire piece.
7. Add two D rings to the back for easy hanging.
8. Attach the pipe clamps in rows 6.5″ apart so your sunglasses can easily be added and removed without disturbing the others.
Now let’s hope she doesn’t look at my website before Christmas. I’m sure she has done something to warrant her being banned from the internet until then.
Incase you love her sunglasses collection, here are some similar styles for you!
A great big THANK YOU to all the sponsors of this tremendous blog hop! Especially Stencil 1 who provided me my fantastic Cargo Font stencils for my project.