January 9, 2011
This has been driving me crazy. There is a little nook between the bathroom and the closet with a built-in dresser. Take a look at what was my less than organized clutter of nail polish, makeup, jewelry and other miscellaneous girl business. I wanted to find a way to organize my jewelry so it was easy to find.
My friend M turned me on to ReadyMade magazine . L.O.V.E! In a recent issue I saw an article featuring a jewelry designer who had hung her jewelry on a vertical surface covered in burlap. I liked the look of it and wanted to recreate it in my nook. Then, while shopping at Anthro, I saw the bin of knobs/hooks/drawer pulls and decided to use those to hang my earrings and necklaces from the board. I love these:
I went to the local lumber store to start the project. 15 minutes later I had the plywood I needed cut to size and my hardware threads cut down by an inch. One of the lumber guys even carried my 15″ x 25″ plywood piece to my car. It doesn’t weigh more than 2 pounds total. Cute. Total charge for the board: $6.95. Nice.
I laid out the knobs and drawer pulls where I wanted them, then drilled the holes. I bought some batting at JoAnn Fabric, and a thin rubber doormat at Home Depot to glue on top of the board. If I need to pin additional pieces on the board later I wanted to have a substantial backing so the pins would hold.
Side note: staple guns are fun. I bought one for this project.
The finished product:
The final jewelry board on the wall and a new mirror. I love it. It always feels better to clean things up. Happy New Year to me! Now if I can just keep it clean…
hori hori dig dig!