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Make a Wood Jewelry Organizer with a Shelf

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In an effort to simplify and organize my closet this summer I needed a new place to hang my jewelry.  I opted to build a simple wood jewelry organizer with a shelf for just a few dollars.  I wanted to see the items I have instead of keeping them hidden away, already I am wearing pieces I forgot I had!  This project is part of the Look for Less Challenge I am co-hosting on YouTube today.  Be sure to check out the look for less playlist to see all the fabulous projects that have been created.  

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I don’t often shop at Anthropologie, but I sure do like to look.  They have an amazing collection of curated pieces that are typically simple and functional.  But I get sticker shock every single time I find something I like, so I stick to browsing and dreaming.  This time, I spotted a jewelry organizer that would be perfect in my closet.  I wanted to simplify my jewelry collection and keep pieces out in the open so I could see what I have every day.  I couldn’t bring myself to pay full price so I decided to make my own jewelry organizer with a shelf inspired by the one I saw at Anthropologie.  

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Here is the full supply list for this jewelry organizer

  • 18 inch 1×4
  • 18 inch 1×2
  • Sandpaper
  • Stain
  • Brush and rag
  • Clamp
  • 2 screws
  • Mounting hardware
  • Drill and bits

I started by measuring my area and determined an 18 inch jewelry organizer would work best in my space.  I cut and sanded my boards then stained them and let them dry.  I attached the 1×2 to the 1×4 with 2 screws to create a shelf.  Next I added 12 screw hooks to the bottom to hold necklaces.  Finally, I hung the jewelry organizer in my closet with D rings and screws.

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This jewelry cost less than $5 to make using scrap wood and leftover stain.  It was such a simple project and fits my need for a simple jewelry organizer.  

Be sure to visit my co-host The Latina Next Door to see her look for less project and head over to YouTube for more videos.

Have you ever DIY’d a piece you saw in a store? I’d love to hear about it.

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