Want a different way to display your jewelry? I sure did. My jewelry box and wall hanging jewelry holder was overflowing with my lovelies and I couldn’t find anything without a hot tangled mess and few choice words. So what is a girl to do? Make another jewelry holder. DUH!
At my local Habitat Re-Store, there is a section of old drawers that don’t go to anything. So I bought one for the heck of buying one and it turns out that it made a fantastic jewelry holder. Now it doesn’t look so pretty now, but with some paint, old knobs and a cool backing, we are good to go.
I sanded the whole drawer lightly to get any old residue off and then wipe it down with a slightly wet cloth to get rid of the excess dust from sanding. I used a nice minty green for the paint color (which already had primer in it) and then some old wallpaper scraps for the backing.
The wallpaper scraps I found at a local re use it craft shop. They were already cut into all different lengths and widths so I just worked those into an eye catching puzzle. To attach them to the drawer I brushed one coat of modge podge onto the back of the drawer where the paper will lay. I laid the papers out and pressed them down good to adhere. After that dried I put 3 coats of modge podge over the paper to act as a protectant.
After the modge podge dried I was ready to drill holes for the knobs. I used a 3/16-inch drill bit for my knobs which is the conventional drill bit size for this type of knob. The screw for the knobs should slide through with ease yet the hole for the screw should be snug against the screw so it does not wiggle around. Some of the screws that came with the hardware were to long for this project and caused my knobs to spin around because they weren’t flush against the back, so I had to buy some screws that were slightly shorter so that the knob was flush. (You may not need to do this depending on the thickness of your drawer.)
I chose to mix knobs and pulls which I bought at Habit Re-Store for $.50 each and placed them pretty far apart so that there was room for long necklaces to hang. I didn’t want it look too cluttered when the jewelry was hanging and I still wanted to be able to see my pretty wall paper through the jewelry. You can also see I put 2 drawer pulls on the outside top of the drawer for even more hanging space and I let the screws stick out a little so that I could hang rings on them. (See the first picture below)
And now my pretties are have a home where they can breathe and I can see them without digging and untangling.
You can also hang this drawer on the wall in you closet or in your bedroom if you don’t want it sitting around. My favorite thing about this is that I can display my jewelry everyday and it’s not hiding in a box on my dresser.