Lately, I’ve accumulated mounds of jewelry from various places… I may have gone a little overboard buying pieces for Christmas gifts to myself (especially with so awesome deals via Groopdealz and Every Day Icing). I had to purge my collection to make way for the new additions, but I still found myself with a lack of storage space. Specifically, I had a tiny amount of wall space in a corner of my bedroom but no tabletop/dresser space at all. I still wanted to keep my pearls stored safely in my armoir (that does double duty as my makeup station and holds necessities like socks/underwear/hosiery), but I have no problem displaying my costume jewelry out in the open.
Pinterest to the rescue! Even before I was looking for a jewelry storage solution, I was pinning many, many ideas that I saw onto my Storage Solutions board!
Below, a few of my favorites (all exclamations are very necessary!):
Hang necklaces on the tines of an old rake head!
Use a paper towel holder for bracelets!
Spray paint and hang an oven rack!
Re-purpose an old drawer with lots of hooks!
Open frame with patterned paper/fabric background!
Empty frame with eye hooks!
Framed mesh for earrings, and a shelf with knobs for bracelet/necklaces!
Towel rack and shower curtain hooks!
But the pin that worked best for my situation was the ubiquitous (and awesome) re-purposed cutlery trays:
I mean, how perfect?? So I headed to the hardware store looking for a silverware tray that I could use. I didn’t have enough space to stack multiple trays, but that would be an awesome solution for an awkward space between two doors or a small strip of wall. I tried to find something wooden, but the best thing I could find was clear plastic. Not exactly what I was going for, and I’m sure it could be cute-ified with some spray paint like all the other bloggers in DIY-land, but in the end I liked the look! It didn’t clutter up my small space, and with no alterations it was finished lickety-split!
Time: 30 minutes max
- cutlery tray or other drawer organizers
- adhesive hooks (to hang the jewelry and to hang the tray on the wall)
1. Attach adhesive hooks onto the cutlery tray and/or drawer organizers. The drawer organizers I found were clear plastic, so I used clear hooks (made by 3M). Since the clear is nearly impossible to photograph, here’s a handy-dandy pic of where I placed the hooks:
2. Attach the tray to the wall. I used 3M adhesive hooks again, the kind for hanging picture frames. The tray and jewelry combined isn’t too heavy, so anything more heavy-duty isn’t really necessary.
Then load up the jewelry!
Ta da! I’m so glad I finally executed one of these jewelry organization pins! I love having my prettiest pieces out in the open, and I’m much more likely to wear them when I can see them! Hooray for Pinterest, yet again!
I’m linked up to a few of my favorite Pin-spiring link-ups:
Hey, that’s Pin-tastic!, hosted by I Love You More than Carrots
Bake, make, or decorate… but most importantly, do!
Pinteresting Project, hosted by Lulu & Sweet Pea