If you're as addicted to pinterest as I am, you've probably seen the jewelry organizers made out of picture frames. I have alot of jewelry, especially because I make it myself and I am always completely out of room in my jewelry box. I really wanted my jewelry box to hold all of my really nice jewelry and have a jewelry organizer on my wall for my costume-type jewelry. So, I went to Michael's.
I started with one of these wooden boards. I'd wait for a coupon, but these aren't too expensive without one. Cody suggested using a wooden cutting board as another option. (Isn't it great when Hubs gets involved?
I already had the white paint (gloss enamel) I wanted to use and the paint brush (I like the sponge ones)
I did three coats of white on the board. I didn't prime it, but it probably would have allowed me to do less coats of paint but it worked out in the end.
Then, I used a stencil I already owned from painting my dresser. I decided to use green paint. I used the same type of paint as the white for the stencil.
One thing I learned from painting our dresser was that those sponge brushes are not the best for stenciling because they don't have a flat tip. I was going to buy some stenciling brushes, but I decided to just cut off the tip of one of my sponge brushes and use that to save a couple of bucks because I don't anticipate stenciling much after this project.
The stenciling took the longest because I had to go buy the green enamel paint because I tried to use craft paint I already had on hand from the wedding. It didn't work too well and it bled and made the design look splotchy.
Next, I used a sharpie to mark the places I wanted my hooks to go so Cody could drill some holes. I used a ruler and marked them one inch apart for a total of 20 holes on the front and 2 holes on the side.
I used cup hooks from Wal-mart in a nickel finish. I had the smaller hooks from an old project so I decided to go ahead and use those, but I may still change them out for bigger hooks. I tried to get the same hooks but our wal-mart only had the smaller size hook in white. (sadface)
I also put an earring holder in the middle. So, I measured these and marked them where I wanted them
I used some string I already had on hand. Really, anything will do, except maybe thread. You could also use a ribbon if you wanted to! I tied it so that it was actually under the hook (like the picture shoes) to make sure it will stay on there. Some super glue where the string is on the wood may also help keep it secured to the board, if your knots end up being too big.
Now, to hang the whole thing on the wall, I marked two more holes and Cody drilled those with a larger size drill bit so that the ribbon could get through. Here's what it looked like:
I simply tied it into a double knot and made a bow out of the ribbon.
Here's the finished product with a couple of pieces of jewelry hanging on it! (Yes the room it's hanging is lime green. I have NO idea why but we think it was a kid's room. Even though green is my favorite color, I still would NEVER pick lime green to be the wall color. Ugh.)
Material Breakdown: (tax is added in)
- Wooden Board: $12
- Green Paint: $0.60
- Cup Hooks: $3.79 for 20 of them
- White Paint: already owned (same price as the other paint)
- Paint Brushes: already owned (50 cents each at Michael's-Wal-mart also has a pack of 4 for pretty cheap) You're going to want two of these probably because you'll be cutting the end off one of them
- Stencil: already owned. They are usually about $5 and you can get them at craft stores or online
- Ribbon: already owned. It's from wal-mart and it's not expensive. You could also use picture hanging hardware
- Total: $16.39 for me. If you had to buy everything, it would still be less than $25-$30, but you could get everything at Michael's and save some money with a coupon.
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