Showcase your favourite jewellery with this bedroom organiser
You will need
PST 18 LI jigsaw, Bosch
Colours quick drying wood stain in walnut, B&Q
standard lamp stand
metallic spray paint in flat copper, PlastiKote
gold size, Annie Sloan
loose leaf copper, Annie Sloan
PSB 18 LI-2 Ergonomic drill,Bosch
three black zinc alloy hooks, B&Q
1 Draw out the shape of a dressmaker’s dummy onto a sheet of MDF, around 70cm tall. Use a jigsaw to cut it out, then sand the edges and wipe with a damp cloth. Apply three coats of wood stain, allowing to dry thoroughly between each one. Meanwhile, remove the bulb and any other hardware from the lamp stand, then paint it all over with three coats of metallic spray paint in flat copper.
2 Make the shelf. Measure the width of the dressmaker’s dummy (around 4cm up from the bottom of the shape) and cut a plank of wood to this length. Sand and wipe with a damp cloth. Apply a thin layer of gold size to the plank, then, following the manufacturer’s instructions, cover it all over with copper leaf. Turn the dummy over and place the shelf underneath it at the position you measured, butting one long edge of the shelf against the front of the shape. Screw into position, making sure to drill pilot holes before each screw.
3 Turn the dummy over and screw three hooks across the front. Lay your lamp stand down flat, preferably in a vice or work bench to keep it still. Lay the dummy on top of it and, ensuring the stand is positioned exactly down the centre, screw down through it into the lamp stand beneath to secure the two together. For a neat finish, countersink each screw to ensure it sits flush.
If you haven’t got a lamp stand, use a broom handle as a stand for your dummy and make a base from heavy wood to screw it into.
Photos Lizzie Orme
Feature Sophie Holt