Putting on jewelry is usually the last (and often forfeited) step in a woman’s morning routine — so many precious minutes are spent corralling kids, scarfing down breakfast, brushing our teeth, etc., that most of us don’t have time to disentangle a jumble of necklaces, earrings and bracelets in a traditional jewelry box.
This simple storage project solves that problem by organizing jewelry on hardworking pegboard, an inexpensive workshop staple. You can hang it in your closet or use it to display your jewelry as artwork on a wall in your bedroom. Either way, keeping your accessories visible and handy makes it more likely that you’ll actually find time to wear them.
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Jewelry Board Design Details
To begin, take stock of your jewelry collection. Determine how many pieces you need to store, and consider their sizes. For this project, we allocated space for both long and medium-size necklaces, several pairs of earrings, bracelets, rings and a couple of cloth pouches. Because you may acquire more jewelry in the future, plan for a little growing room.
Next, you’ll need pegboard. Most home-improvement stores carry 2 x 4-ft. or larger pieces. Choose a decorative molding to frame the pegboard. We used a piece of decorative metal mesh for earring storage and a few pieces of plastic trim to cover the edges. You’ll also need hinges and flexible wire to attach the earring mesh to the pegboard. Finally, you’ll need a 1x1 board (approximately 28 in. long) to attach to the back of the pegboard; it must be mounted slightly away from the wall to allow the storage hooks to anchor securely in the pegboard.
Select pegboard hooks that suit your jewelry-storage needs and paint that matches your décor and you’re ready to start assembly. Follow the photos to see how easily this project comes together.