I dislike clutter. Especially when it keeps me from finding my favorite pieces of jewelry.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been keeping my necklaces and earrings in a small jewelry box and a couple of small ceramic dishes that I’ve collected over the years. The problem is, I forget what pieces of jewelry I have when they are hiding away out of sight. Or I go to look for a necklace I really want to wear, and it’s tangled in a mass of gold and silver chains. In the end, I usually just give up and end up not wearing ANY jewelry out of frustration.
I came to the conclusion, that I could be better accessorized on a daily basis if I could organize my jewelry in way where I could easily see all of my options. So I came up with a really simple shelf that could hang on the wall and display all of my trinkets. I just used scrap wood from previous projects and leftover paint, which made this project really cheap too!
I cut my two pieces of scrap wood down so that they were the same length. I wanted one a little wider than the other because I’m wanting it to overhang to create a shelf.
I just screwed my two pieces of wood together to save time. You could easily use some wood glue and nails too if you prefer. I screwed the wider piece to the top of the slimmer piece to create my shelf.
I used a thin drill bit to make holes for my little gold hooks. I drilled two rows, one along the bottom of the overhang side of my shelf and one along the bottom of the base that will be up against the wall. I stuck one in to make sure my holes were large enough. I also made two larger holes were I could screw my shelf into the wall.
Then I grabbed some leftover paint (from our bathroom) and applied two thin coats.
You can see I got some navy up on the wall. I’m so in love with it, I can’t wait to finish and show you the ‘big reveal’! I chose to hang my jewelry over my dresser. It is so nice to free up some space on that bad boy.
I got my level out and screwed my shelf into the wall. I was able to screw it into the studs so I didn’t have to anchor it. I don’t plan on hanging anything too heavy on it anyway, but I definitely don’t want it falling down.