Hello, my crafty peeps!
Since January is the month folks seem to organize, today the whim takes me to showing you a relatively inexpensive way to DIY a place to store your jewelry… handmade or store bought. I always liked the idea of wall mounted jewelry storage cabinets, but they tend to be pricey, running $200 and up. So, when I found some frames on clearance at the local craft store for less than $5, I decided to make my own.
And, yes, all except 3 of the necklaces and a few of the bracelets, rings and earrings were made by me.
Here’s what the back looked like before they were mounted…
Since the outer frame is an inch wider than the inner frame, the mounting brackets don’t show. A hinge was added to join the two frames:
However, the size and weight of the outer frame with jewelry on it required something to be devised to keep it from sagging. I went to the engineer in the family (dad) and he came up with an easy solution…
This roller door latch is perfect for holding it up and keeping it shut! Go dad!
And, yes, becuase this is the back of that frame, you can see the joint connection. I could fill it in and paint it, but it’s on the inside and only you and I are ever going to see it! lol! I ordered the ‘roller catch’ from an RV auto parts store as the ones at the hardware stores were too wide. (Two were less than $3) The shut latch:
For the inside, I used some Command wall hangers… press and stick = easy peasy! But for the outside, I wanted to use some door knobs I’d gotten from the clearance bin at the craft store and some drawer pulls I got from Lowes. More on that in a moment. I put a burlap matboard (on clearance 3 for $1) in the frame and we drilled holes to mount the hardware, leaving this ugly looking backing showing on the inside…
Enter some double sided tape and craft paper and, even though it’s only seen by you and me, it looks a whole lot better, don’t’cha think?!
The most expensive thing in making this were the drawer pulls that I got from Lowes… enabler alert: If you open a Lowe’s charge card, they give you a $30 discount off your first purchase. (No, I don’t work for Lowe’s!) So, my total hardware cost, including the hinges and brackets was about $30. Making the total cost for TWO jewelry storage cabinets about $60-70!! A far cry from $200 each!!
On this one I added the cabinet cup pulls turned upside down:
Yes, all of this jewelry was handmade by me, too, except for a couple of the bracelets.
I hope that gave you some ideas and you picked up some tips on how you can easily and affordably make your own jewelry storage cabinets.
I’m glad you stopped by today. I always love hearing from you!!
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