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Project Pinterest: DIY Jewelry Organization

What what… two Pinterest Projects in one week??  Yep… because it’s my birthday 🙂  I’m officially in my late twenties!

And what better way to celebrate than combining two of my favorite things… jewelry and organization?!

You may remember my last DIY jewelry organization system using silverware trays:

original blog post
original blog post

This worked really well for me in San Francisco where there was plenty of wall space but not much closet space.

In the new apartment I’ve got a different situation and the old system just wasn’t working for me anymore. Now I have a walk-in closet (hip hip hooray!) and since all of hubby’s clothes still fit in a dresser (besides a few dress shirts that are hung up), I have it all to myself.  So now I have more closet/storage space but less wall space.  There’s a strange little half wall that I wanted to take advantage of, so at first I still tried to use my old system… but here’s how it ended up:

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

Too many long necklace that ended up tangled and hung on the knobs of that little set of drawers (it holds my socks/underthings).  So what’s a girl to do?  Consult Pinterest of course!  There are so, so many creative ideas out there!

Here’s what I finally settled on:

 

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I also liked those cute painted boards with lots of random knobs like this one:

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The problem is that by the time you buy a piece of wood, paint and distress it, buy five different knobs and attach them, it costs way more than $7… which is exactly how much I paid for one from Hobby Lobby at half price.  Sometimes DIY is not worth the trouble!

So I used one store bought set of hooks for my short necklaces, and DIY’d a new setup for my long necklaces.  The combination really works well for me and uses the space I have – I love it!

DIY Jewelry Organization

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

 

Time: half an hour

Cost:  about $15

Supplies:

  • towel rack ($7)
  • shower curtain s-hooks ($5)

Instructions:

So simple, I barely need to say anything!  Attach the towel rack to the wall.  Hang s-hooks.  Tada!

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

 

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

I think I actually bought the exact same towel rack from the original pin, but it just happened to be what I found at Hobby Lobby (gotta love those 50% off coupons!)… it fits the space and it was a great deal.  At first I wasn’t sure if I liked the ornate shower curtain hooks, but again it was what I found at the store so it works for me!  But you could definitely use simple s-hooks instead.

The Before and After is so much more functional!

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

 

And while we’re in the closet, here’s a quick look around!

Here’s a peek at my shoe storage:

We had an extra small cabinet used for dvds, so I tried using that at first… what a mess!  The shelves were way too narrow and everything kept falling over.  I found some stackable shelves that are actually meant for dishes that work perfectly… I can even add more if I need more storage!

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

 

It’s also nice how much brighter the closet feels now that the dark shelves are gone.  It’s been a challenge to use the vertical space as much as possible, but I’m happy with this arrangement for now.  Works for me!

Now that I think about it, my closet is full of Pinterest-inspired ideas…

Flip flops in a magazine box!

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

Rolled up magazines to keep boots upright!

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

Organizing tops in order of sleeve (sleeveless, short, long), color, and casual/work… OK, so that one I already did by myself.

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

The Amateur Librarian // DIY Jewelry Organization

 

Once more… three cheers for Pinterest!

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3 thoughts on “Project Pinterest: DIY Jewelry Organization

  1. I bought the same wrought iron towel rack from Hobby Lobby. How did you hang yours? I cannot for the LIFE of me figure it out! thanks!

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