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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.
SIMPLE 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.
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.
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.
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.
I actually made 2 , this one went to my sister.
I also added 4 nail heads for some added hanging space.
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.