Hanging jewelry storage

The Hang Up: Jewelry Storage

by Andrea Cooley

hanging Jewelry storageI’ve shared my jewelry storage before, but I think this might be my favorite solution yet! This is one of those projects that’s been on my to-do list for months. Good thing it was worth the wait!

This project took me forever to tackle for a couple reasons. I had an idea of what I wanted to do and bought the knobs on sale at Hobby Lobby. Then they sat in our junk drawer for months. Occasionally I would mention that I needed to get boards for my “jewelry project” to Adam, but then inevitably we’d get distracted with another project, go figure, right!

I finally got around to measuring the spot in the bathroom where I wanted to hang the knobs, measured how deep the boards would need to be and remembered to take the measurements on a trip to Lowe’s. The stars were aligning!

Adam helped me pick a 1/2″x2x3 and a 1″x2″x3″ maple board. They were a total of $5. Not bad! The knobs were around $10, so I figure I made the whole thing for around $15.

The next step was finding someone with a table saw and drill bit. Our power tool arsenal is limited! We’ll add those to the home improvement wish list. Friends at church graciously offered their tools and expertise and less than an hour later I had 2 12-inch boards and 8 holes. I also learned that I am not extremely meticulous when it comes to measuring. Let’s just say it was a good thing we had extra wood!

Once I had the boards cut, all I had left to do was sand them down a little and give ’em a quick coat of paint. I had some paint samples left over from when we painted the living room. I watered one of them down because I wanted some of the wood grain to show through. It’s hard to tell from the pictures, but they are a light blue gray.

Once the paint was dry the only thing left to do was screw in the hooks and hang it!

hanging Jewelry storageAdam tried to convince me that I should route the edges of the boards to make it a little nicer, but I like the clean lines. I also knew I didn’t want to make the process any more labor intensive!
hanging Jewelry storageThe best part is I can see my necklaces so much easier now! I’m embarrassed to show you where I used to hang them:

Now that I have jewelry storage under control, the next project on my list is painting! I’m leaning toward a buttery yellow. The cabinets are black and the ceiling is white. I think yellow will make it feel bright and cheery. Laura warned me to be careful not to pick a color that’s too bold since I put my makeup on in this bathroom and don’t want the color to change how I look! Anyone have a bathroom color they love (or hate)?

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Andrea Cooley

  1. I did our office in Hawaiian Honey yellow and it turned out too strong-it turned everything in the room a yellow hue. I say go with the lightest yellow you’ve got on that sampling…:)

  2. Looks great, Andrea! I was looking over the knobs at Hobby Lobby for the first time a couple of months ago. I can’t wait until I need some!

  3. I’m still not convinced about the yellow. Anyone else have other ideas that we might entertain, or have I been trumped by the best woman in the world??? :)

  4. Love the project!!! I need to make one!!
    So smart about color of bathroom changing how you look… I like yellow for sure but wonder if you might want a lighter shade? Love it!!

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