Jewelry Organizer – Necklace Rack

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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.

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Materials List:

1 2X2 – 12 inches long

Wood Stain

Polyurethane

6 Small Hooks

Brush

Step-By-Step Instructions:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Now that I’ve showed you my method for organizing jewelry, I can start posting more of my DIY jewelry tutorials.  Stay tuned!

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