Wednesday, May 9, 2012

DIY Jewelry Board

Last week, I was walking through a thrift store and this old wooden frame caught my eye. I liked it's character, style and the detail in the wood. It was only $2 so, I snatched it up and decided that I'd repaint it and turn it into something that I've been wanting to make.....a jewelry board! 
This project was fast, easy and I'm so happy to have a better way to organize my big necklaces and bracelets. I have a nice jewelry box that my husband gave me but, I love chunky jewelry and those big pieces fill up a jewelry box way too quickly.

I started making the jewelry board by first using a hot glue gun to attach some cork board to the cardboard back of the frame.
 Next, I painted the outside of the frame with two coats of paint, letting the paint dry in between coats. I decided to go with plain old white push pins for hanging the jewelry but, to dress them up a bit, I painted the tops of each pin.

The cork board (that was glued onto the cardboard) got covered with a yellow and white checkered fabric. Pulling the fabric tight and stapling it to the back worked really well.
After the new paint on the frame was really dry, I put the backing of the frame back on and then added the painted push pins. 
I hung it up in the bathroom, hung my big necklaces on it and then did the happy dance that my 3 year old nephew does.
 The lower part of the board I intentionally left a little more empty. I'm hoping that will be a special place where my husband and I can leave each other little notes etc.

Seriously, I really do love this. The color is energizing, my necklaces are organized and they're up and away from the little hands that live in our house. 
Angela
Linking up here. 

15 comments:

  1. I have the same half finished project propped up against the wall in my bedroom. Waiting for my hubby to hang it. Same color frame with corkboard, but I didn't cover the cork with with fabric. Love how yours turned out.

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    1. That is SO funny and totally makes me smile! Great minds think alike, don't they?!

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  2. This is adorable! I so need to do something to organize my jewelry: it's currently stored in one of my dresser drawers and that is not working for me at all!

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  3. Love the color you chose! Cute!
    Melissa
    www.lovebugliving.com

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    1. Thanks Melissa! I love that color also!

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  4. This turned out so great! I love the colors!! Such a fun idea, thanks for sharing! I am a new follower!
    Hope you have a great weekend!
    Michelle
    www.delicateconstruction.com

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  5. I absolutely love this! I have been looking for a tutorial on one of these! We would love for you to come share it at our weekly link party and enter to win a $50 gift card to Mikarose Clothing!

    http://www.sixsistersstuff.com/2012/05/strut-your-stuff-saturday-link-party_11.html

    Love,
    The Sisters

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  6. Angela, I love this!! I've been trying to come up with a way to display my necklaces in an attractive manner. I may have to borrow your idea :).

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    1. Hey Emily! Go ahead and borrow my idea. I'm so happy to have my necklaces up and organized!

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  7. I love this idea! Keeps dressers from getting all cluttery, and little hands can't reach! Your fabric and frame color scheme are delicious!

    Your little girl is adorable. :) :)

    Found you on the live laugh {linky} party. New follow via GFC, Bloglovin', and Pinterest! :)

    I would love it if you stopped by my little blog sometime. :)


    Shaylee Ann
    mother {at} heart | love.virtue.faith

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  8. I am a bit behind on reading, but I love this! I saw one made with foam board & fabric that I am going to try this weekend... I love the colors! Thanks for sharing!

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  9. This turned out so well! Love the colors, the flower...all of it! I so need something like this...thanks for linking to Shine on Fridays!

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