In the house we own, and don’t currently live in, Christopher and I had put up this awesome Jewelry and Scarf storage that included pegboard and really cute Ikea knobs. However, it had to stay with the house for obvious reasons. So when we moved in here, I knew I needed a storage solution. This is what my jewelry looked like:
It was mostly organized, and I even got rid of a TON when we went on our adventure, but I couldn’t see it all. And I tend to wear the same one or two pieces every day if I can’t see all my options. I had a great space for the storage too, but not a lot of ideas.
(Maddie was mad she hadn’t yet made it into the blog so she photobombed me!) I had all that wall space, but couldn’t figure out exactly what I wanted to do. (Also, I may have cheated and cleaned up before I took this picture haha)
So, turning to Pinterest, I still couldn’t find EXACTLY what I wanted, but it had some good ideas that I could merge together to give me what I wanted.
I wanted my dangly earrings and my necklaces hanging for sure. I also wanted shelves for storage and pictures. So, after a trip to Lowes and less than $10, we came up with this:
I knew I didn’t want brackets underneath since that’s where we would be installing the hooks, so I went with boring old “L” Brackets that were small enough I could hide.
First step was to measure and mark where the hooks would go:
We ran into our first problem which was quickly solved. Christopher’s bits are all too long and could (if we weren’t careful) puncture through the board on the top side. But my INCREDIBLY smart and resourceful husband came up with a solution. Duct tape.
This way as we drilled the holes for the hooks, the duct tape would stop us from going too far into the board. Then it was the arduous (and slightly painful) task of twisting in all the hooks. This was by far my least favorite part. My fingers were not appreciative either.
Now that we had the boards assembled, we went back into the bedroom and found that our stud finder was having a hard time finding the metal studs. So my GENIUS husband came up with another idea. We have Bucky Balls (we seriously are children) and so he told me to grab one. We put it in a baggie – and now we had a stud/screw finder:
Go try it yourself! It’s PERFECT! LOL. Next step was to put the boards on the walls:
And then it was just time to hang the jewelry up and make it pretty!!
Ta Da!!! Isn’t it gorgeous?! I’m sooo pleased with it.
So here you have all my dangly earrings. After I started to hang them I realized the hooks were all facing the front so my really big earrings were not. So we twisted them all to the side and now I can see every single one! And on top we have a basket that a friend gave us (which will be used for frequently worn scarves) and a wedding photo – brackets hidden!
My next problem was storage for bracelets! So I found this sweet vase that wasn’t being used and put all the bracelets I could on it. And of course we have awesome pictures to cover the brackets.
I already had those adorable tea cups from my bridal shower YEARS ago, we did a Tea Party theme. Now they hold my studs, bracelets that don’t fit, and my earring backs (I buy the plastic bits in bulk because I am FOREVER losing them). The box on the left (with the wedding photo) holds special jewelry including my wedding jewelry, and on the right is the key to our first home (the one we own but don’t live in LOL).
So there you have it! DIY Jewelry Storage for under $10! One of many DIY projects we will be doing to make this little condo our home!