When decorating a home on a budget, I think there are plenty of winning strategies that create a beautiful home, regardless of budgetary limitations. For instance, utilizing attractive organizational solutions is one way to make things pretty while providing functional storage. Thus meaning that those dollars are going further.
This little necklace organizer piece is one project that turns a storage solution into a statement piece. Not to mention that the diy cost of supplies can be easily scaled to whatever your budget allows.
Before I started making this piece, I took a quick inventory of my jewelry collection to see how much storage I’d need and the best solution to display everything. There are lots more fun jewelry storage ideas on Pinterest if you want to take a look!
After donating a few pieces I didn’t wear anymore, I decided that nine knobs to hold my necklaces would work fine.
I painted up my plain wooden board (you can find these at craft stores and I think I’ve seen them at Home Depot etc.) and then just drilled holes and screwed in my knobs. The hardest part was probably measuring out the spacing, ha!
(hubby’s arm, not mine!!)
It’s a super simple process, but I have one note to make: if your knobs extend past the edge of the board, you’ll need to trim them down. This can be done easily with the style of knobs where the knob is attached to the screw and the nut/washer secure it (see pic):
My hubby trimmed them up for me with his dremel, but please be careful! Of course, you can also just choose a super thick board (reclaimed wood anyone??).
We opted to use screws to secure it into the studs in our bedroom wall, which is working great. I wanted it to sit flush to the wall so I didn’t bump it crooked each time I pulled a necklace off. Maybe I should fill and paint those screws though…
Since we haven’t even painted our master bedroom the color we want yet (after living in our house for a year!), this is a fun little piece that I’m enjoying while I wait to get to our room in the (seemingly) never-ending queue of house projects. Tell me I’m not the only one!
I love how the necklaces catch the sunlight and add a little sparkle. Plus, it’s always easy to choose a piece when I can see them all at once!
If you give it a try, let me know how your jewelry storage solution turned out!