I went on a Pinterest rampage last night at Michael’s, so you will see more coming soon–but for today, the DIY Jewelry Box.
**SPOILER ALERT** This probably won’t work for you if you are looking to create a jewelry box, I guess this is more of a re-purpose than a DIY, but oh well.
For this DIY Project, I thank Pinterest. Not one specific blogger though, or one specific pin. It was a creative spin off of the pins showing purses hanging on hooks from a curtain rod in a closet (this pin: http://pinterest.com/pin/174303448049840683/), and stockings hanging from a rod hung from stocking hangers on a mantle (did you follow that?).
I have an older wardrobe. I got it at Goodwill for $75. It is big, heavy and dark–luckily it is in two pieces so I can move it. The bottom part has two drawers, the top part has two big doors with three vertical compartments and two drawers. About a year ago, my stand up jewelry box was broken in the middle of the night during a stumble on the way to the bathroom. So I decided to turn one of the vertical compartments into a jewelry box.
Step 1: I dusted the compartment with pledge. Word to the wise, don’t pledge the sides. I did this and it make it very hard for Step 2.
Step 2: Position the tension rods so that they are 1/2 inch to and inch longer than the width of the compartment and then squeeze it in there. Position the rods as you prefer. I did my necklaces in the back and bracelets in the front with earrings, bracelets that are not circular/don’t hang on hooks and brooches in the basket underneath the bracelets.
Step 3: Hang hooks on the rods. I used S Hooks that were for my old shower curtain. The house we are in now has shower doors and not curtains, so we no longer needed the hooks but I held onto them just in case, and I’m glad I did! You can get these pretty much anywhere. Ikea has some pretty cheap even.
Step 4: Hang jewelry on the hooks. I doubled up some of the pieces, and ones I didn’t use as often.
Ta da! All done.
Isn’t it pretty? Now what to do in the other two spaces… hmmmm I’m also debating repainting the piece like this pin…