My jewelry situation is an organizational disaster. I have a small mirrored jewelry box (from Target) that sits on the window sill. I use this to toss in jewelry when I’m cleaning the room. For the most part earring studs, necklaces and bracelets live all over the house. My dangly earrings are the only thing that currently have a home (framed earring holder). I have certain “spots” I put them of course. I like put my wedding ring on the stack of books, next to the lamp. I have a cute little bowl on my night stand, and a ring holder in my bathroom, and at any given moment you will find a few necklaces, lots of hair ties and bobby pins, and some coins in those 2 spots. The necklaces get tangled in all locations, so I needed a better way. Meet my DIY jewelry organizer:
Andy and I were at Home Depot (shocking!) buying chain for another project, when I discovered these large bolts on the same aisle. I like that they’re not shiny, and for only .24 cents a piece I bought 10 plus one just in case, with a DIY jewelry organizer in mind. We have part of a leftover board from the chair re-upholstery project so the original plan was to use that and drill in the bolts. But, plans changed when I discovered my mom’s wood floor samples thrown in the craft closet. I had diy wall art plans for those, and then realized they snapped together and then really liked the look of different shades of wood! Light bulb moment. I snatched these wood floor samples from my parents house last Christmas after my mom re did the living room floors. Thanks, mom! Andy really appreciates this revelation because he didn’t have to cut me a piece of wood!
Here’s what you need:
- Wood floor samples (a board would work too!)
- wood glue (if you’re using wood floor samples)
- a drill
- screws with a big head
- 3M velcro picture hanging stripsto hang it up
My mom gave me I stole all 8 of her floor samples last Christmas. They only fit together if they are from the same brand. So, here’s what I’m workin’ with…
I laid out a “pattern” for Andy. He likes exact measurements, so the fact that I don’t measure drived him nuts. I tried to explain that I purposely did it like this so that in the future if I want to add more screws, it will be super simple. Not to mention, random adds interets and is way easier to lay out.
Andy found the right size drill bit, and got to work… The pot was one of those “this is genius” ideas that didn’t really work. The plan was that all the drill dust would fall into the empty pot and we could just dump the dust in the trash. It kind of worked, but I still had to vacuum.
After Andy drilled, he used wood glue to secure each piece together. Then, we screwed the bolts into place!
I say we, I mean Andy, I sat next to him eating Annie’s macaroni and cheese watching the sunset and snapping pics of course. That’s right, that’s hot sauce on the table next to the wood glue. I drip it all over my macaroni!
I’m loving this thing. So far, I’m really using it. I’ll get back to you in a few months ; ) How do you organizer necklaces? Do you have a special “spot” for your wedding ring? Have you started making any gifts for Christmas Me either! Do you put hot sauce or salsa on your macaroni? You should! I’d love to hear…