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Over the past year I’ve acquired quite a few necklaces and bracelets and I did not have a good place to store them. I recently made a DIY Upcycled Wood Jewelry Organizer that hangs on my closet door. It keeps my necklaces and bracelets in one spot and visible so that I can easily easily choose what I want to wear with a particular outfit.
My 1950’s house has small closets and I never have enough room. I would love to have a walk-in closet with plenty of storage for clothes and shoes but that is not the case in my home. Our master bedroom has two closets and mine is the smaller of the two. I keep some of my clothes in this closet and the rest in a closet in the computer room next to our bedroom.
The DIY Crate Cabinet that we made a few years ago takes up some hanging garment space in my closet but I love the storage that its drawers give me.
My new jewelry organizer hangs above the closet door mirror high enough to keep most of the necklaces from blocking the mirror but not so high that I can’t easily reach my jewelry.
I love how this project turned out and I’m so glad to no longer have all of these necklaces and bracelets spread out across my dresser.
How to Make a DIY Upcycled Wood Jewelry Organizer
- Upcycled Wood
- Hooks with Screws
- Center Rule
- Router and Keyhole Bit
For my jewelry organizer I used a board that once was a part of a piece of furniture. This was in my grandfather’s shed and it’s hard to tell where he got it. He did a lot of furniture repair and refinishing, so he probably thought that he would eventually use it for something. I ended up with this furniture piece and it’s been in my basement for many years waiting to be used for something. I’m delighted to finally get this out of the basement and to have a use for it.
Pallet wood, scrap wood, or new wood could be used for this project.
Cut Wood to Size
Determine how wide the jewelry organizer needs to be and cut the wood to size.
After cutting the wood to size, the top edges were rounded off using a bandsaw.
Keyholes are a great way to hang a piece like this because the piece hangs very securely to the wall. Use a router with a keyhole bit to route the keyholes.
To use the center rule, place the zero in the center of the piece of wood. I determined that my hooks should be four inches apart, so centered a hook over each of the 2’s.
The next two hooks were centered over the 6 and 10.
To make sure that the hooks were parallel to the bottom of the board, I used a scrap piece of wood.
A Kreg Multi-Tool makes measuring for this type of job easy. Make sure that the board is exactly parallel to the bottom and in the correct spot, then make sure that each hook is seated evenly on the scrap wood.
Use an aul to mark where to drill holes for the screws. You may have noticed in the pictures above that the holes were already marked and drilled. I forgot to take pictures as I completed those steps.
Use the screw size that comes with the hooks to determine the bit size for the pilot holes. Drill pilot holes for each screw.
The Finished Product
I love that I found a use for this beautiful old furniture piece. If I ever get tired of using it for jewelry, it also could be used to organize scarves or belts.
All of the jewelry on my organizer is from Rocksbox. Rocksbox is a jewelry subscription service that sends three pieces of jewelry that you can wear for as long as you like each month. When you send your three pieces back, or buy what you like, a new box is sent. If you’d like a free month of Rocksbox, sign up with this code: PAULABFF54. I rejoined Rocksbox a little over a year ago and I LOVE their service. I’ve received the cutest jewelry and have purchased quite a few items. In fact, I purchased so many in a year’s time that I needed a place to keep it!
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