I also had a wonderful mirror from my Great-Grandma that was carefully stored away. I noticed that the lattice style frame would work perfectly as an earring hanger. In one of those kismet thrifting moments, I found a tiny bookshelf discarded from a five-year-old's room for the oh-so-right price of $3 that fit perfectly around the frame. With a little paint and a few hooks, here's what I now use:
There are lots of variations on this project around the internet; the take-home point is to look for potential in the
* Embroidery hoop plus doily, as shown here.
* Netting tacked to an old frame, like from a produce bag or basket (like this).
* Any sort of strainer...ok, you get the idea: anything with holes.
Note: I haven't had any issues with the frame tarnishing my earrings, but you may want to be mindful of this when selecting materials.
Do you have a favorite repurposed project to share?