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DIY Jewelry Holder

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Necklace storage is always a challenge. If you lay them flat in a draw 9 times out of ten they end up all tangled and knotted, and they take up a lot of space. An easy way to solve your necklace storage woes is by creating a super simple DIY jewelry holder. It will keep your necklaces perfectly organized and accessible.

I was in my garage the other day searching for a screwdriver when I just stopped and looked around for a moment. I was a little overwhelmed with all of the stuff that accumulated in there.

Yes, I have a furniture saving obsession so, that doesn’t particularly count. But I’m talking about supplies from previous projects done like pieces of scrap wood, old trim, doors, an old window, I can go on.

I tend to hold on to old supplies like that because you never know when they might come in handy.

I also have a list of projects (in my head) that I know I can use some of those old supplies for.

Unfortunately, half the time, the stuff just sits there collecting dust and taking up valuable garage space. At that moment, I promised to start some of these DIY projects to start freeing up some space in the garage.

I just wanted to get my feet wet with a small project, so I figured a DIY Jewelry Holder would be the perfect project to start with. I grabbed 2 old raw pieces of plywood that were cut into strips. They were the perfect size for a DIY jewelry holder. 


In order to prep my board for staining I first sanded it down briefly with 100 grit sandpaper.I applied the stain wiped off the excess almost immediately. I love the stain color Provincial by Minwax. It’s my current favorite! I let the boards dry overnight so it wouldn’t be tacky to handle while I finished the project.
diy barn wood

Once the stain was fully dry I went  on to the fun part, making them look like old barn wood. 

I took some white chalk paint, get my  Chalk Paint Recipe   I had left over from another project and I used the dry brush method, which is basically when you barely tap the brush in the paint. You don’t want the board to be fully painted just lighty in spots.  

diy barn wood
diy barn wood

I let the paint dry then came back with my sandpaper. I gave the boards a quick sanding where I thought it needed it.
I gave the boards a coat of polycrylic and left them to dry.
diy barn wood

I had some leftover knobs from a previous dresser project that were perfect for the look I was going for. 

I evenly spaced them out and attached them to the boards. 

diy jewelry holder
diy jewelry holder
diy jewelry holder

I actually made 2 , this one went to my sister. 

I also added 4 nail heads for some added hanging space. 

diy jewelry holder

I’m quite happy with the end result. This small project was not hard at all and it was pretty fun to complete.  I think It was the spark I needed to get my other DIY projects under way. To be continued on that.

diy jewelry holder


Thursday 11th of October 2018

I love my unicorn jewelry holder so much!


Friday 12th of October 2018

I'm so glad!

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