10.20.2008

Necklace Organizer

Accessories are great for modernizing a basic outfit. Storage can to be a problem, however. And I hate clutter. My tangled messes of necklaces were causing me to forget about certain pieces - I needed to find an attractive solution.


I decided to put my jewelry to work; why not
make it serve double duty as art when its not being worn?

First, I found a cheap frame and removed the glass.


After measuring the opening of the frame, I (and by "I," I mean my husband) cut a piece of 1/4" smooth plywood.


Then, we fastened the wood into the frame, and painted it white (a nice backdrop for colorful jewelry). Another option would be to decoupage some decorative paper on it.


Small "s" hooks are the perfect size (and price) to use as the jewelry hangers (available at Lowes for $3-4/box). We pre-drilled, then screwed them in (and again, I use the term "we" loosely).


I spaced them evenly, but a haphazard approach would look just as nice. Also, I had considered buying a variety of decorative knobs, but went with these because of the great price.


Organized, inexpensive, and pretty to look at? Sounds like a successful project to me.

The only problem is that I didn’t get a big enough frame.

Yes - it fits all of my jewelry perfectly. But that means no empty spaces, and my husband will assume my collection is complete!



(I reached back into the archives for this post; I originally posted this over at Blissfully Domestic, but wanted to highlight it again for my readers!)

18 comments:

Oh2122 said...

Well thanks for bringing it back out for us. This is a great idea!

Linda and Greg said...

I LOVE this idea...thank you for a great project!! I will definitely be trying one of these...

Rambling Girl said...

Love this project! I have my jewerly box in teh closet and it is overloaded...needs to be seperated and well so I can see what I have.

Ruth Ann said...

Very creative! I love how it looks with the jewelry placed on it! It's like a piece of art!

Amber said...

That's an awesome idea. Now tell me, where do you have that hanging?

Laurel MacD said...

Great project - and a collection is NEVER complete.

Letti said...

Very Clever. I love it.

Sara said...

LOVe this idea ... i have a similar system, myself, except it also includes an area of wire criss-crosses for hanging earings, too ... my dad made it.

also - i love the green necklace. isn't it fun that green is in style now??

Sherri said...

What an awesome idea...thanks for re-posting!

Mikki said...

Fantastic! I'm glad you resurrected this for us. It's a great idea. I think this would probably work much better than a jewelry box too. Mine is just a tangled mess. So, its decorative and super functional. Perfect!

Lacy said...

Genius!!!!!! I just bought a necklace tree, but love this so much!!!!

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Very nice! I'll be linking to this.

Cassie said...

This is a great idea! I love that you hang it on the wall as art. And I know what you mean when you use the term "we" loosely. My husband should be sainted for all of the projects he has "helped" me with! Have a great week.

Heather said...

I LOVE this idea!! I always find old frames at garage sales and never know what to do with them.

Mrs. S said...

I don't wear jewerly. I just don't know how...sounds weird I know. I just don't know what piece to put with what...but I want to now! I love this idea. I am so going to pass this onto a friend who has a TON of necklaces!!

Elisa said...

great idea! i have also done something similar by getting a piece of wood from the hardware store, covering it (upholstery-style) with some fabric, then attaching the hooks on. but i love the idea of a frame!!
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Chloe said...

I love this idea and I have to borrow it for myself! Thanks!

ivonne said...

thanks for such a great simple ideas.