Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Frame Jewelry Holder/ Display

I live in a fairly small apartment. I have to compromise sometimes when it comes to furniture and other things I want due to lack of space (I know I’m preaching to a choir of other twenty-somethings). Lately my jewelry “collections” has been starting to take over my bureau.  I have a small jewelry box, but I have a jewelry armoir at my parent’s house that I would love to try to stuff into this apartment. Alas, it’s not going to happen. So, I needed another way to store some of this jewelry without taking up much space.
      After some serious pinterest hunting, I came across a few pins that detailed using a frame backed with wood to display jewelry on hooks. I used this pin as my inspiration and went down to goodwill for some hunting. I didn’t find a great frame, but I did find a corkboard. Hmmmm.
This is what I did:

Frame Jewelry Holder / Display

What you will need:
  • Framed Corkboard or picture frame with wood backing (in hindsight I wish I had used the latter because the corkboard was fairly annoying to work with. BUT if you are like me and have no tools to cut wood, then stick with the corkboard)
  • Spray paint of desired color
  • Painters tape
  • ½ Inch Framing
  • Wire mesh with ¼ inch squares (found it in the fencing department at Home Depot
  • Wire cutters
  • ¾ inch screws
  • Screw hooks
  • Drill and Phillips head 
Step One: wipe down frame to get rid of dust and debris.

Step Two: Mark out where you want your hooks and screw them in – make sure you really screw them in there so they are sturdy.

Step Three: Tape up the frame (if you don’t want it painted) with painter’s tape. Spray paint the cork. It might need a few coats. Let dry.

Step Four: Leave the tape on. Cut your wire mesh to fit the width of the frame and desired length.

Step Five: Cut three pieces of framing to match length of wire mesh.

Step Six: Glue two pieces of framing to each inner edge of frame at top, one piece of framing between them. Screw wire mesh down on top of pieces of framing. I only screwed down the four corners. The middle piece of framing is primarily for support so the mesh doesn’t dip.

Step Seven: Spray paint wire mesh and framing. Let dry.

Step Eight: Remove painter’s tape and fill with jewelry!

I haven't hung it on the wall yet, I'm still trying to decide if I want to or not. I kind of like it just sitting there, haha. 
There are tons of unique DIY jewelry holders and displays on Pinterest. Have you found any other good ones? Please share!

Thanks for stopping by!
Bridget XOXO