11.11.2011

Jewelry Storage Solution - Go Vertical!

We have very limited storage space in our master bath... and our bedroom for that matter. So, what's a modern girl supposed to do!?! Go VERTICAL! Yep... if you are lacking in counter or drawer space.. use your walls!

I have been trying to come up with a way to store my jewelry that is better than the little plastic drawer bins they were sitting in for years. I don't wear a lot of jewelry, but when I want to I have to go through several containers to try and find my necklaces, rings, etc.

One thing I have learned is that you can make clothing accessory items into easy decor and storage. Just because you wear it, doesn't mean it only has one purpose. Especially since large costume jewelry is in fashion right now, it's the perfect time to put all the big colorful stuff on display!




Want to make your own? Here's how:


Supplies:
• 1 large picture frame {I got mine at Michael's for only $2.50 - it is 11"x14"}
• scrap of fabric large enough to fit in the frame {had on hand}
• piece of MDF cut to fit in the frame - where the glass would be {had on hand}
• staple gun and staples
• hooks {found at Lowe's for $2}
• spray paint (optional)
{Ignore the wire cutters. I added them to the picture because I thought I would need them to trim the back of my hooks... turned out I didn't need them.}


My frame was a blue-ish gray when I bought it. I simply sprayed a very light coat of white flat spray paint over the surface so that the texture was still a hint of the blue-gray. It gave it an antique look without all the sanding and staining. You can of course choose whatever color and method you would like for your frame.

Make sure you iron your fabric before you start working with it. Stretch it carefully  {so it doesn't tear} across the front of your MDF and bring it around the back. Use your staple gun to attach it to the back of your MDF.

 *HINT: When you cut the MDF to size, be sure to cut it just slightly smaller than you need it so that once you get your fabric on it will still fit inside your frame!



Once your fabric is secure, slip it into your frame.


Then grab your ruler and either a pencil or a disappearing ink marker so you can figure out where those hooks will go.


I sadly confess that at one time I considered being a MATH MAJOR in college, but opted for teaching instead. Well... I am glad I didn't choose math, because this is me trying to figure out where to place my hooks.


After all that math I realized that since I had 3 hooks...


... all I really  needed to do was find the center, mark a dot. Then find the center between the middle dot and the edge of the frame on either side, and mark a dot. I may not have majored in math... but I can figure out simple crafting tricks! Ha!


I took the fabric piece out of the frame to hammer them in. My rose hooks are from Lowe's. They are actually push pins with a hook on the bottom... so no drilling or screwing necessary. Instead I lightly tapped them in with a hammer. The end stuck out about 1/8" on the back of my MDF. I just hammered it down to one side also helping to secure the hooks in place.


My frame did NOT come with any hardware for hanging. I had these picture hangers on hand and simply tapped the tiny nails in to hold them in place on the back of my frame.

Then hammer some nails in the wall and hang it up! Add your jewelry and you have a beautiful and modern jewelry display that can add a POP of COLOR to any bedroom!






What storage solution ideas are looking for!?!

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3 comments:

  1. I'm always looking for new ways to display and store my jewelry. This is so cute!

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  3. This is such a cute idea! My necklaces are a jumbled mess on my dresser - thanks for sharing I'm gonna try this!

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