Let’s talk about organization projects. I am always looking for new ideas to organize the various things I own. Probably because I own way too many various things. Recently, I’ve been working on a lot of DIY jewelry projects. Since my collection of jewelry is expanding, I am in need of more storage. I am a big fan of displaying pretty things where they can be seen. But in order to do that, I needed to create something with a “classy” look. That’s how I came up with this necklace rack.
As you may know from most of the posts in my “House Projects” section, I like to re-purpose things. I decided to go searching through my pile of wood in the garage for a small piece that I could use. I found an already cut piece that I thought would be perfect. It was a foot long piece from a 2X2. I gathered a few more materials from the garage, and bought some new hooks from Lowes.
1 2X2 – 12 inches long
6 Small Hooks
Step 1: If you do not already have a piece of wood that you want to use, cut a piece to the length you want. I used a piece that was 12 inches long.
Step 2: Stain the wood with a stain of your choice. I used a small sponge brush with a Minwax stain called “English Chestnut”. I stained two sides, waited a few hours for it to dry, then stained the other two sides and the ends.
Step 3: After the stain dries for a few hours, apply a layer of polyurethane. I applied it the same way I did the stain: brushing it on two sides, waiting several hours, then doing the other sides.
Step 4: Measure out the spots to place the hooks. Since I had 6 hooks and a 12 inch piece of wood, it made sense to space the hooks 2 inches apart. I used a pencil to mark the first space one inch from the edge and the rest 2 inches apart.
Step 5: (Optional) I used a drill to drill very shallow holes where the hooks were going. I chose to do this in order to make it a little easier to twist the hooks into the wood. However, the hooks could be twisted into the wood on their own, so this step is optional.
Step 6: Hand twist the hooks into the wood where you marked the spots or drilled the holes. Tighten them as best you can and make sure they are all facing forward.
Step 7: Hang your organizer and your jewelry! I put two nails in the wall and placed the wood piece on top of the nails. You could use many other popular hanging methods instead. Your choice.
Now that I’ve showed you my method for organizing jewelry, I can start posting more of my DIY jewelry tutorials. Stay tuned!